California Economic Summit

This year, the Summit celebrated 10 years of collective action in Monterey on November 9-10.

Next year, the 2022 California Economic Summit is coming to Bakersfield on October 27-28. See you there!

The Summit’s bipartisan network of business, equity, environmental and civic organizations is unique in championing solutions that meet the triple bottom line — balancing equity, environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Fireside Chat Governor Gavin Newsom and Lenny Mendonca

Watch the recording of Governor Gavin Newsom’s fireside chat with CA Fwd Leadership Council Member Lenny Mendonca during the 2021 California Economic Summit.

THE EVENT

Produced by California Forward in partnership with the California Stewardship Network, the Summit influences CA FWD’s ongoing movement to make the government and economy work for everyone. The two-day Summit is designed to create a shared economic agenda known as the Roadmap to Shared Prosperity and strengthen the Summit network, setting the stage for collective action in 2023.

October 27, 2022

Interactive in-person plenary and work group sessions to advance Summit goals — along with receptions, regional tours and artistic performances

October 28, 2022

Dynamic plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers, state policy leaders, regional business and civic leaders on critical issues facing California

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US

There is no more critical moment to recommit to collaboration and to find different ways to address our most pressing challenges. Shaping California’s future to ensure families, communities and future generations have the opportunity to achieve the California is what we’re all about.

Check out our video about the 2021 Summit.

Governor Newsom Joins Day One Of The 2021 California Economic Summit In Monterey

Investing in California’s communities with a regions-up approach, including through a new $600 million fund, was the theme of the morning

Committing to An Equitable, Sustainable Future Takes Center Stage at California Economic Summit Day Two

Celebrating broadband efforts and highlighting new initiatives to invest in communities were the themes of the day

SPEAKERS

This year, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, and Assemblymembers Sharon Quirk-Silva, Robert Rivas, Blanca Rubio, Jim Cooper, Carlos Villapudua, and Rudy Salas joined an impressive line-up of speakers that also included Senator Anna Caballero; Paul Markovich, CEO of Blue Shield of California; Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, CEO of the Latino Community Foundation; Kate Roberts, president and CEO of the Monterey Bay Economic Partnership; Tara Lynn Gray, director of the Small Business Advocate; and, members of CA FWD’s Young Leaders Advisory Council, among others. 

SEE THE FULL LIST OF 2021 SUMMIT SPEAKERS >

2021 Playbook

During the past ten years, the California Economic Summit has been at the center of creating solutions that move our state forward on some of our toughest challenges.  As we celebrate 10 Years Together, the 2021 Summit Playbook is the program and policy guide for the 2021 California Economic Summit.

The action agenda determined at the Summit will launch through the 2022 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity.