Economy

Video: Collaboration between business and higher ed key to jumpstarting California economy

The California Community College system is hosting a series of regional forums around the state to forge partnerships with the business community that will help address the state's high unemployment rate Read More

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Video: Future-proofing the California economy

The job numbers for the month of August are out. Brace yourselves: California’s unemployment dropped just 0.1 percent from 10.7 percent in July to 10.6 percent. One has to look at the bigger picture, however Read More

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California Economy: Job numbers rebounding, but slowly

California has added nearly 300,000 jobs in the last year. The unemployment rate for August dropped to 10.6 percent, down a tick from July, and down over a point since it peaked at nearly 12 percent last year. Read More

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Video: Critical Conversations key to fixing California Economy

California--like much of the nation-- is dealing with a big skilled labor shortage. Employers are simply having a very hard time finding the skilled workers. Read More

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California economy: Timber industry getting back on its feet

California’s beleaguered timber industry has had some good news recently. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation this week enacting a new consumer tax on lumber sales. Read More

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California Economy: Housing market on the rebound

Will a rebounding housing market lead to a rash of new jobs in the Golden State? Read More

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Video: California economy finding new distribution routes in Inland Empire

The Inland Empire is fast becoming a transportation and distribution hub for all of California...and the nation. But why? Read More

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California community colleges facing overcrowding

It’s become something of a time-honored tradition in California’s community colleges: desperately trying to add a course on the first day of a jam-packed class Read More

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California Economy: Community colleges look to close workforce skills gap

Dubbing the initiative “Critical Conversations,” California’s Community College system is calling on the public to talk up how to better align college training programs with the needs of the state’s varied economic regions Read More

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Film tax credit re-upped as California jobs in TV flee state

Legislature approves film and tax credit extension but only for two years Read More

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Video: How can California shimmer as the Golden State once again?

California Forward has been talking with people around the state for four years—and 22 percent say they are planning to leave the state because of the economy. Read More

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Ocean robot start-up bullish on success but not California business climate

Silicon Valley company thrives in start-up culture vital to California economy Read More

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A look inside neighboring state strategy to pull in California jobs

Companies worried about California regulations enticed by Nevada's payouts Read More

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Cities take on local challenges of California economy at event

Saddled with budget cuts & high unemployment, regions seek new ways to create jobs at a conference Read More

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Hey Governor Romney, things may not be as they seem in California

The image of California's economy is drawing comparisons to Greece. The reality is...we're growing Read More

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Video: Amazon further bolsters California economy

Online retail giant Amazon is the latest to sign up for business in San Bernardino Read More

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San Francisco becoming new hub for California technology industry?

San Francisco is raking in venture capital dollars and encroaching on Silicon Valley's status as the world's technological Mecca Read More

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Mars landing a big boost for innovations of a California business

California economy needs strategy for fueling new tech & jobs that come with it Read More

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Video: Amazon bringing jobs to Patterson, CA

The city of Patterson, 27 miles southeast of Tracy, is a prime example of what happens when elected leaders are collaborative Read More

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Tale of two cities shows state of California recovery

Sacramento and San Diego make up examples of the mixed bag of California economy Read More

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