California is on a roll. When it comes to the state’s economic recovery, the progress over the past year has been remarkable. California has the fifth fastest growing state economy and has added more than 268,000 jobs, more than any other state.
But there’s a lot at stake. In order for the state to continue to grow and thrive, many agree we need to do more to preserve the middle class with good paying jobs.
Business leaders, economic developers, civic leaders, legislators, and more discussed this very issue at the second annual California Economic Summit, held in Los Angeles.
Education was at the top of many participants’ lists of tools for maintaining and revitalizing the middle class. We asked leaders from all over the state about the linkage between learning and the economy.