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California bipartisan conversations will highlight collaboration over confrontation

Events open to the public will feature problem solvers from across the political spectrum engaging with Californians to talk about how we spend our money, how we improve our schools and how we create meaningful jobs. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Transparency, Governance Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Californians, Government, Accountability, Budget Reform, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, Infrastructure, Redistricting, State Budget, Tax Reform, Transparency

12 new ways to close infrastructure funding gaps highlighted by CA Fwd and Economic Summit partners

Paying for badly needed maintenance of California's transportation system would benefit from using "fourth sector" models, which combine public, private and nonprofit resources for public good.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Millennial rewrites story of homelessness through workforce training, education access

Economic challenges of California's younger generation of job seekers shown in story of millennial who returned to school and work after being homeless.  Read More

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Working Access Group, Education

Voice of California labor adds perspective to skills gap task force

Boosting CTE funding and creating more work-based learning at community colleges are two recommendations from John Brauer of California Labor Federation, member of California Community Colleges' workforce Task Force.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

CA Fwd report highlights revenue options for investments in education and infrastructure

California's long-term prosperity depends on having this conversation about paying for state's top priorities regionally and statewide. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Financing the Future, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Education

VIDEO: Workforce Town Halls brainstorm ideas to take on skills gap problem

Employers made their voices heard during regional town halls; now Community Colleges' Workforce Task Force will work together on making recommendations for building up the state's workforce Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Laura Tyson & Lenny Mendonca: Inside the Training Revolution

Training the next generation of workers and keeping pace with technology will need the public and private sectors to collaborate better. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

California task force to close skills gap gets to work

CA Fwd's Jim Mayer and others assemble to help state's community colleges connect workforce training with industry skill needs. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

California community colleges get double dose of good news

California’s community colleges are considered a key player California meeting the challenge of aligning its workforce to the jobs available. Recently they received a double dose of good news from Governor Brown and President Obama Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Economy, Creating Jobs

VIDEO: California Community Colleges create task force on jobs

The 24 member group is charged with developing policies to prepare more students for existing high value jobs and to promote job creation with workforce training. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

VIDEO: Helping social entrepreneurs create more impact

Summit event in Los Angeles brainstormed ideas for boosting impact economy. Read More

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VIDEO: Millennials face uphill battle in today’s economy

We asked a gathering of sub-40-year-old representatives from a range of public policy groups to give us a rundown of those problems and where the opportunities are for fixing them. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Californians, Millennials

Inland Empire to host 2015 California Economic Summit

Economic Summit, co-hosted by CA Fwd, will be held in Ontario on November 12-13, 2015. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

California farmers unite to adapt to climate change

Farmer-led group is collaborating to seek out innovations worldwide to tackle the potential impact of climate change on agriculture in California and nationwide. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Reader Poll: Millennials optimistic about future but down on present economy

The biggest, most diverse generation has witnessed the boom and bust of recent years. Not surprisingly, they're worried about their economic future. An economic summit in Los Angeles this week looked to start a conversation on making a difference in that outlook. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Californians, Millennials

STEAM-powered carnival seeks to create tomorrow’s engineers

A new kind of show is coming to town. But instead of being wowed by lion tamers and cycling clowns, a group of mad scientists entertain the future of technology. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

Do you accept the California Water Challenge?

Nonprofit group creates an online game that lets Californians learn about the state's daunting water challenge and then make some tough decisions about water policy. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

What Tesla’s choosing of Nevada over California really means

Tesla’s decision to build its $5 billion gigafactory in Reno, Nev. is disappointing – but not the loss decried by its harshest critics Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

Lawmakers approve legislation giving cities more robust tools for building infrastructure

The power of local financing can fund roads, transit-oriented housing and much more Read More

Categories: Community Services, Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

VIDEO: California Economic Summit’s Capitol Day recap

For three years now, the California Ecnomic Summit has been an ongoing partnership between Calfornia Forward and the California Stewardship Network to gather like minds and stakeholders with the singular goal of advancing the state's economy in a thoughtful, methodical and logical way Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

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