March 16, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: California’s housing shortage on Assembly Speaker Rendon’s radar

Housing costs taking up more of Californians' income, but Assembly leader confident of housing deal in Legislature. Read More »

VIDEO: El Niño’s not enough—Storage is a vital part of California water game plan
March 10, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: El Niño’s not enough—Storage is a vital part of California water game plan

New California Assembly Speaker talks about how storage benefits many efforts to capture and conserve more water. Read More »

VIDEO: Speaker Rendon says California should move faster to close workforce skills gap
March 08, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Speaker Rendon says California should move faster to close workforce skills gap

New Assembly Speaker comments on state of job training and workforce programs Read More »

Makerspaces, or “Kinkos for geeks,” making jobs in California
August 04, 2015 by Bill Britt

Makerspaces, or “Kinkos for geeks,” making jobs in California

Entrepreneurs can take advantage of these manufacturing spaces for small businesses and which advocates call "critical pieces of a jobs, innovation, and education infrastructure." Read More »

Give Local! Buy Local! Eat Local! What about Invest Local?
July 24, 2015 by Lauryn Agnew

Give Local! Buy Local! Eat Local! What about Invest Local?

If you could invest where you live, to help it retain its strengths, remedy its weaknesses and recycle some of the wealth this region has created for you and your mission, achieving both strong financial returns and positive local impact, would you? Read More »

Commentary: My three tech startup challenges to California’s Latino plurality
July 23, 2015 by Deldelp Medina

Commentary: My three tech startup challenges to California’s Latino plurality

Latinos are now the biggest demographic group in California. Now what? Here are three ways for them to take part in the state's booming tech economy. Read More »

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges
July 09, 2015 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Impact summit harnessed California’s innovation economy to tackle big challenges

Wrap-up of gathering that brought together problem solvers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors to take on the state's most intractable social and environmental problems. Read More »

Commentary: Top four reasons to be investing in Latina startups
July 06, 2015 by Deldelp Medina

Commentary: Top four reasons to be investing in Latina startups

Latina entrepreneurs are starting businesses at a faster rate than other demographic and need increased access to capital to make an even bigger impact on the California economy. Read More »

Central Valley focuses on retaining and growing manufacturing jobs
May 12, 2015 by Jim Mayer

Central Valley focuses on retaining and growing manufacturing jobs

Manufacturers gathered with the public sector to partner up on cultivating a strong workforce and more alignment to keep manufacturing in California Read More »

Investing local money in the real economy frees up capital for community business
April 20, 2015 by Marc Nemanic

Investing local money in the real economy frees up capital for community business

As the number of community banks shrinks and capital remains tight in some regions of California, cities need new local-focused approaches to funding small business. Read More »

Crowdfunding platform helps minorities tackle access to capital problem
March 24, 2015 by Bill Britt

Crowdfunding platform helps minorities tackle access to capital problem

Tool helps match investors and small business owners Read More »

L.A. program gives Latino-owned businesses a leg up with loans
January 28, 2015 by Nadine Ono

L.A. program gives Latino-owned businesses a leg up with loans

Media company, bank and small business center parter up 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 »

Capital action plan frees up the lifeblood of the economy
December 12, 2014 by Marc Nemanic

Capital action plan frees up the lifeblood of the economy

What to do about tight small business capital puzzle Read More »

VIDEO: Californians seek to break money barrier in the impact economy
December 11, 2014 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Californians seek to break money barrier in the impact economy

Event tackles biggest problem for social entrepreneurs Read More »

VIDEO: Effort to help California social entrepreneurs create more impact grows
November 21, 2014 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Effort to help California social entrepreneurs create more impact grows

Event in Los Angeles brainstormed ideas for boosting impact economy Read More »

Social entrepreneurs come together this week to boost the fourth sector
November 10, 2014 by John Guenther

Social entrepreneurs come together this week to boost the fourth sector

Event in Los Angeles focuses on for-benefit companies Read More »

VIDEO: Millennials cite challenges and fixes for moving up economic ladder
November 07, 2014 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Millennials cite challenges and fixes for moving up economic ladder

Housing and education costs top long list of concerns Read More »

Bill to attract capital to low-income communities on Governor’s desk
September 02, 2014 by California Urban Partnership

Bill to attract capital to low-income communities on Governor’s desk

Tax credit program would spur investment for much needed projects Read More »

Despite startup success, women entrepreneurs fight for capital
August 21, 2014 by Michelle Bergmann

Despite startup success, women entrepreneurs fight for capital

How capital funding isn't mirroring growth of women-run businesses Read More »

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