California’s economy—with an unemployment rate of 10.7%, still higher than the nation’s — is the single biggest issue people are talking about. In fact, for those who remain unemployed, it’s the only thing on their minds. Los Angeles County’s recovery is a lot slower with an unemployment rate of 11.2%.
California Forward believes we are at a tipping point in California. Things have become worse, for sure, but Californians have a large degree of faith things can get better. But they want action, now.
Leaders in many Southern California cities, who are tired of waiting for Sacramento, decided they need to be the ones to help fix our local and state economies.
At the second annual City Economic Development Conference, sponsored by the Los Angeles Division of the League of California Cities, elected leaders and the business community shared what they’re doing to help California get back on track.