California Economic Summit

Making local and regional housing and infrastructure funding more effective

How the Legislature can improve on the promise of California’s Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts  Read More

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Empower Local Communities to Close the Digital Divide

Priority should be placed on equitable broadband access, not the next big thing for the fortunate few Read More

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2019 PIE Contest looking for successful workforce partnerships in California

CA Economic Summit's third annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially begins Read More

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CA Fwd’s Mayer to become Senior Fellow; Weinberg to be CEO

Bay Area Council Economic Institute President Micah Weinberg To Succeed Jim Mayer as CEO Read More

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A model for achieving housing goals takes shape in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa, the County and employers advance plans for recovering homes lost in fires, dealing with larger housing crisis Read More

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VIDEO: How California business and nonprofits are adapting post-wildfires

Disasters have become part of the new normal, but the lessons learned by the public and private sectors are invaluable Read More

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Sonoma County builds framework for resiliency after destructive wildfires

Plan includes improving warning systems, retrofitting homes, and upgrading utility infrastructure Read More

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One Powerful Insight and Three Urgent Workforce Priorities

How to transform workforce development to better serve the millions of Californians unemployed, underemployed or stuck in low-wage jobs Read More

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California communities taking stock of immigration crackdown’s economic impact

Discussion in Los Angeles explored workforce issues related to the policy battles Read More

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LISTEN: Newsom economic chief Lenny Mendonca talks taxes and beer with Capitol Weekly

Former CA Fwd co-chair featured on podcast, discussing reinventing economic development and the future of California's high speed rail Read More

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The CASA Compact is the “all of the above” strategy the Bay Area needs to address its housing crisis

CA Fwd Leadership Council endorses plan to increase production, protect residents, and bring housing costs down. Read More

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Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students

Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More

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John Chiang Elected Co-Chair of California Forward Leadership Council — And Shares Thoughts on Big Issues Facing California

Former State Controller and State Treasurer joins organization working to advance economic growth, ensure environmental quality, and provide opportunity for all. Read More

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Cybersecurity contest challenges California students to explore high-paying career path

Increasing cyber threats are expanding the skilled worker demand in the sector, creating big opportunities for grads Read More

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VIDEO: Lenny Mendonca Shares Newsom Administration Priorities

Housing and workforce top an agenda aimed at restoring upward mobility Read More

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CA Fwd Comment on Governor Newsom’s State of the State

More housing and better workforce preparation mark important areas of alignment with CA Fwd and Economic Summit work Read More

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Newsom Economic Chief Briefs CA Fwd and CA Stewardship Network Leaders on Budget Priorities

Lenny Mendonca emphasized making the California Dream available for all is the Administration's framework for economic development Read More

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A closer look at where the Governor’s budget connects to the Summit Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

CA Fwd analysis: Major elements of the Roadmap align with the proposed budget plan released by the Governor Read More

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Newsom’s budget is a roadmap – with a vision and the right next steps

Every new budget is a chance to improve how we govern and responsibly respond to challenges Read More

Categories: California Economic Summit, Elevate CA, Fiscal Reform, Budget Reform, State Budget, Jim Mayer, Budget Reform

Lenny Mendonca To Lead California’s Economic Development Efforts

Governor-elect Gavin Newsom appoints CA Fwd co-chair to drive job creation Read More

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