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11/12/2014 by CA Fwd

Inland Empire to host 2015 California Economic Summit


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ONTARIO, CA -- The 2015 California Economic Summit will be held in Ontario on November 12-13, 2015. It’s the first time that the state convening will be held in Inland California and underscores the imperative of aligning state actions to enable all parts of California to thrive. Previous summits were held in Santa Clara and Los Angeles.

The California Economic Summit is a collaboration of California Forward and the California Stewardship Network designed to advance the triple bottom line of a prosperous economy, a sustainable environment and community equity.

“We are very pleased that the Summit will be held in the Inland Empire, home of 4.3 million California residents. It makes a statement about the importance of Inland regions to the state economy,” said Paul Granillo, president and CEO of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, a coalition of business and local governments committed to developing the region’s economy.

The Summit gathers together leaders from across California to create a shared economic agenda for prosperity. Private, public and civic leaders from the state’s diverse regions participate in a year-round process with the goal of expanding opportunity for all.

“The Summit has addressed many of the important economic drivers of the state’s economy. It is a dynamic and important process that is influencing job creation and the state’s ability to compete in a global economy,” added Granillo, who also serves as co-chair of the Summit Steering Committee.

Regional convenings will be held across California in 2015 in advance of the Ontario event. The Summit has previously identified advancing manufacturing, investing in infrastructure, and improving workforce development among seven policy initiatives for improving regional competitiveness and job creation in California.

"The Summit is maturing into a vibrant network of experts and advocates willing to work together to promote a skilled workforce, efficient regulations, modern infrastructure and other essential elements of the California Dream," said Jim Mayer, CEO of CA Fwd. "In turn, state leaders are finding increasing value in practical, region-based solutions that have broad support."

Media Contact:
Ed Coghlan/CA Fwd
Phone: 818-489-4774
Email: ed@cafwd.org

Categories: Economy, Creating Jobs, Regional Economies

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