VIDEO: CA Economic Summit brings together California leaders in divisive times

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The 2018 California Economic Summit was the first Summit to take place outside of a major metro area but the event drew hundreds, including legislators, public officials, and private-sector leaders, to Santa Rosa just a few weeks ago.

The statewide gathering, co-organized by CA Fwd and the California Stewardship Network, was the seventh annual event to bring leaders from all regions together to sharpen strategies that can affect housing affordability, train more skilled workers, improve water infrastructure, and more.

In a post-Summit survey of attendees, more than 94 percent agreed the Summit is focused on the right set of priorities for sustainable prosperity and more than 85 percent said that they plan to continue participating actively in Summit-related activities.

We also gathered thoughts about the Summit from a variety of leaders and its year-round efforts to promote shared prosperity in every region and we’ve included some of them in our latest video above.

The 2018 Summit was not just about speakers and networking: Action plans from working sessions are being developed for inclusion in the 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity which will advance initiatives in the coming year.

As the work continues, you can check out all of our pre- and post-Summit coverage here.

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And in case you missed coverage of the big event:

Read our summary of Day One:
View from the Summit: Resiliency in the wake of fires and more brings focus, urgency to work

Read our summary of Day Two:
View from the Summit: Helping regions stay resilient and rise together

Read the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s story:
California Economic Summit convenes in Santa Rosa, outlines path to achieve California dream

Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom on the Summit:
Statement from Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom to 2018 Summit attendees


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