VIDEO: Watch part one of Summit’s Capitol Day gathering

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If you didn’t get to attend the entire 2014 California Economic Summit – Capitol Day, you’re in luck. The entire program is now available for viewing on YouTube and today we present part one of the series: “Welcome & The Summit Plan to Advance Prosperity.” 

“California is truly a nation-state and regions have become California’s mini policy laboratories, small enough to gather leaders around a common table yet large enough to design and deliver big initiatives,” said master of ceremonies Bill Mueller, CEO of Valley Vision. “The California Economic Summit proved itself more than just an impressive experiment…It’s rekindling a grassroots democracy, energizing civic engagement, and mobilizing a kind of decentralized problem-solving that’s capable of tackling the most pressing issues confronting the most complicated state in the nation.”

After opening remarks from California leaders and Summit sponsors, Action Team leaders give a progress update in this video on the seven Summit priorities before the three major discussions of the day take place (workforce, water, and housing/transit).

Check out our Capitol Day recap blog “Three ways to ensure California’s prosperity emerge from Summit’s Capitol Day.” And to get a quick summary of what people were talking about on the big day, watch this overview video produced by CA Fwd, “The Summit goes to the Capitol.” 

Speakers in this Welcome section video from CalChannel include:

Thomas McKernan – Chair of the Board, Automobile Club of Southern California
Maurice Hall – California Water Program Director, The Nature Conservancy
Eloy Oakley – Superintendant-President of Long Beach City College
Christopher Benjamin – Senior Manager, Corporate Sustainability, PG&E
Sunne Wright McPeak – President & CEO of California Emerging Technology Fund

Action Team Leaders:

Chris Harrington, Toshiba America Information Systems (retired) and Orange County Business Council
Greg Wendt, Stakeholders Capital
Cathy Creswell, CA Department of Housing and Community Development (former) and Creswell Consulting
Mark Pisano, USC Senior Fellow
Sean Randolph, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Quay Hays, GROW Holdings, LLC
Rona Sherriff, Co-Director of the California EDGE Coalition
Glenda Humiston, USDA Rural Development
A.G. Kawamura, Solutions from the Land Dialogue

You can watch all of the other sections of the Capitol Day program on this YouTube playist. Thanks goes to CalChannel for recording and editing their video of Capitol Day.


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