The Goal.

California can't borrow its way out of this problem: It's too big. Instead, the state must develop an infrastructure strategy that will support California's long-term economic growth--one that includes new ways of financing public works projects.

The Problem.

It could be the state's biggest budget challenge: California must invest $750 billion in public facilities over the next 10 years to meet the needs of a growing population--from upgrading school buildings to expanding public transit. Problem is, the state doesn't have that kind of money.

FEATURED STORIES

April 27, 2015

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering

Tool for funding badly needed local and regional infrastructure projects and maintenance gains interest across the state Read More »

Infrastructure
April 06, 2015

Consensus building around new infrastructure financing authority: “These tools can work”

Robust infrastructure funding tool being seen as smart alternative to defunct redevelopment authority Read More »

Infrastructure
April 08, 2015

CA Fwd report: Prosperity depends on new approach to investing in infrastructure and education

New report highlights revenue options for making investments in top priorities for state regionally and statewide Read More »

REPORTING

LA Mayor Garcetti and USDOT announce local hire rule change for infrastructure projects
March 03, 2015

LA Mayor Garcetti and USDOT announce local hire rule change for infrastructure projects

Pilot program would allow local hire preference for projects getting federal dollars Read More »

Q&A on Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts
March 02, 2015 by Meeting of the Minds

Q&A on Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts

Answers about California's new tool for local governments to finance infrastructure projects Read More »

Three things to watch for as lawmakers implement California water bond
February 09, 2015

Three things to watch for as lawmakers implement California water bond

Summit offers recommendations for smarter investment of water funds Read More »

L.A. eyes being first to use new infrastructure funding tool to restore river
January 27, 2015

L.A. eyes being first to use new infrastructure funding tool to restore river

High-profile project could use Summit-supported financing method Read More »

Summit unveils five-year roadmap to shared prosperity for California
January 11, 2015 by By Paul Granillo and Eloy Oakley

Summit unveils five-year roadmap to shared prosperity for California

Plan proposes right next steps toward sustainable growth Read More »

Governor’s budget proposals offer strong support for Summit agenda
January 09, 2015

Governor’s budget proposals offer strong support for Summit agenda

Workforce and infrastructure take a priority spot in Brown's spending outline Read More »

New tool may aid California cities in filling state’s infrastructure gap
January 08, 2015

New tool may aid California cities in filling state’s infrastructure gap

Webinar will detail innovative way to pay for transportation projects Read More »

VIDEO: Growing the Inland Empire logistics hub
January 07, 2015

VIDEO: Growing the Inland Empire logistics hub

Stories on the region hosting the 2015 Summit Read More »

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What's at stake?

Infrastructure is the physical network all around us made of roads, rails, water systems, ports, airports, schools, internet access and more. It's no stretch to call it the backbone of the economy.