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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New data shows strong support Proposition 1, gains for Proposition 2

It's less than two weeks from the election and neither the drought, the support for the state water bond seem, or interest in beefing up the state's budget reserve seem to be waning much.  Read More

Categories: Democracy, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, Rainy Day Fund, Economy, Regional Economies, Smart Investment, Infrastructure

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

Bill signed by governor creates workforce data “dashboard” to improve education

Effort will look at student progress before and after graduation to track the effectiveness of how the state is preparing workers.  Read More

Categories: Tech-enhanced Government, Transparency, Economy, Regional Economies, Education, Transparency

California film and TV tax credits heading to Hollywood ending?

The entertainment industry, which has been perceived statewide as largely a Los Angeles-based industry, will send its production anywhere Read More

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

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