If you didn’t make it to the California Economic Summit Capitol Day 2014, you can take a trip to Sacramento with this video to hear what folks were talking about on the big day.
Summit Action Teams met in the morning to discuss accomplishments over the past year and where to take their work in the coming year. The afternoon conversations took up three huge challenges for the state’s economy: water, workforce, and creating enough housing and transit options for that workforce.
Read more about those big themes of the day in our recap “Three ways to ensure California’s prosperity emerge from Summit’s Capitol Day.”
Speaking in front of the hundreds of attendees, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) reaffirmed the priorities of the Summit gathered from around the state. “Your goal—economic prosperity, environmental quality, and expanding opportunity for everyone—is right on target,” Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins told Summit leaders Tuesday. “I believe one of our most important jobs in the Capitol is finding the right balance, a balance where California has a strong business climate that generates jobs and revenue, where we’re also safe, healthy, and financially able to live, work, and raise our families. That’s really it. The solutions aren’t so easy.”