Economy

VIDEO: Californians take action at 2015 Economic Summit

Hear what people said about CA Fwd's Economic Summit and how it's working toward the goal of shared prosperity for all Californians. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Attendees give California Economic Summit big thumbs up

88 percent percent of those surveyed said they made a commitment at the Summit to help advance one of the One Million Challenges over the next year. Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

Putting More “Community” into Community Colleges

Smart and steady reform effort needs to be sustained – and replicated to help government adapt to a rapidly changing California. Read More

Categories: Community Services, Governance Reform, Economy, Regional Economies, Government, Education, Governance Reform

Summit generated ideas to better manage California’s long-term water issues

Attendees put their heads together to create real actions to conserve, capture and reuse 1 million acre-feet of water every year. Read More

Categories: Economy

Summit sharpened strategies to take on California’s affordable housing crisis

Action plan to address challenge to build 1 million more affordable homes emerged from Day 2 of the 2015 California Economic Summit in Ontario. Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

Economic Summit creates action plan to train one million more skilled workers

Attendees brainstormed strategies to close the skills gap and improve California's workforce which could have a shortage of 1 million credentialed workers over the next decade. Read More

Categories: Economy, Regional Economies

California Economic Summit sets bold goals for year ahead

Presented by CA Fwd, the fourth statewide gathering focused on regional, sustainable growth addressed three major challenges: Water, Workforce and Housing.  Read More

Categories: Economy

Getting California back to water sustainability and how CA Fwd’s Summit can help

California needs to conserve, capture, and re-use an additional one million acre-feet of water every year over the next decade. Read More

Categories: Economy, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

What it will take to make California homes more affordable

CA Fwd and California Economic Summit will fine-tune a plan to start closing state's housing affordability gap. Read More

Categories: Economy

Recipe for strong a California economy includes one million more skilled workers

Challenge to find enough skilled workers to fill high-pay jobs represents one of the three big challenges to be featured at California Economic Summit.  Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

California Economic Summit introduces the One Million Challenges: Workforce, Housing & Water

CA Fwd will co-present the Summit in Ontario next week where participants will tackle three of California's most pressing challenges. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs

Legislative wrap-up: California housing solution is under construction

Taking stock of the Legislative session for results and wins for California Forward that spur community investment in housing and infrastructure. Read More

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

Tracey Grose: Taxation and Economic Competitiveness: Incentivizing Virtuous Cycles

Ensuring the public sector is reliably funded even as the economy transforms structurally, will help ensure that California remains on the front edge of opportunity. Read More

Categories: Financing the Future, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Revenue Reform, Tax Reform, Economy, State Budget, Tax Reform

VIDEO: California’s middle ground region hosts bipartisan conversation

Event in Clovis in the Central Valley will feature Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin and others talking about public budgets, schools, jobs and how to engage residents.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Economy, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, State Budget

VIDEO: Bipartisan Conversation coming to Clovis in the Central Valley

Money, Schools, Jobs & You event moves the critical discussion about getting involved in California's biggest challenges to the Central Valley. Read More

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Economy, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections

Lenny Mendonca and Pete Weber: Making California Leadership in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Work

It's time to have a fact-based conversation about the costs and goals of passing ambitious new environmental laws. Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Environment

Progress update on California Economic Summit’s Roadmap

As CA Fwd and partners collaborate on upcoming 2015 California Economic Summit, the list of wins along the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity grows.  Read More

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

Early signs of a deal emerge in special session on road maintenance

Infrastructure bills emerging in the California Legislature could offer the first glimmerings of a potential road funding deal that includes new money, new protections to ensure road funds are spent on roads, and new accountability measures. Read More

Categories: Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Revenue Reform, Tax Reform, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure, Budget Reform, Infrastructure, State Budget, Tax Reform

Bipartisan leaders kick off conversation in San Jose on California’s big challenges

Education, the economy, and civic engagement topped the agenda at event in Silicon Valley, where a bipartisan panel looked to kick off a larger movement to boost community involvement in solving the big problems of today.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Tech-enhanced Government, Accountability, Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies, Government, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Elections, Transparency

Swearengin: California is remarkable but faces challenges

Fresno mayor Ashley Swearengin to take part in bipartisan conversations to discuss education, jobs, civic engagement and fiscal stability in California.  Read More

Categories: Community Services, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Economy, Creating Jobs, Accountability, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections, State Budget, Transparency

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