September 21, 2017 by Rafael Castellanos

Elevate CA: How California’s Blue Economy can fuel middle-class jobs

San Diego's port is incubating businesses in Blue Tech industries Read More »

Elevate CA: San Diego school aims to knock down barriers to economic prosperity for all students
September 12, 2017 by Arnulfo Manriquez

Elevate CA: San Diego school aims to knock down barriers to economic prosperity for all students

Up to 100 students who struggled in traditional high school graduate every year from area charter Read More »

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success
September 06, 2017 by Timothy P. White

Elevate CA: The California State University is vital to state’s socioeconomic success

More than 99% of jobs created since 2009 require more than high school. Here's how CSU is working to increase graduation rates and more. Read More »

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California
August 30, 2017 by Megan Joseph

Regionalization: The Next Frontier of Equity and Opportunity for California

Economic issues and disparities in Bay Area cut across local borders. Solutions should, too. Read More »

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility
August 23, 2017 by Mark Pisano

How our interdependence is essential for equity and upward mobility

Increasing the working age population is the best strategy to promote equity. And it's everyone's responsibility. Read More »

Elevating California means all regions must rise together
August 22, 2017 by Paul Granillo

Elevating California means all regions must rise together

With only 20 percent of the Inland Empire holding bachelor's degrees, education is key to solving economic uncertainty Read More »

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind
August 21, 2017 by Bob Williams

Elevate CA: Don’t leave rural California behind

Businesses outside urban cores face distinct challenges including the digital divide Read More »

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally Trained Nurses Obtain California State License
August 17, 2017 by Nadine Ono

New Community College Pilot Helps Internationally Trained Nurses Obtain California State License

Internationally trained nurses face a difficult barrier to practice in California. Grossmont College's Single Subject Course pilot is one example of improving the workforce pipeline by providing international healthcare workers access to courses needed obtain their state license Read More »

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth
August 16, 2017 by Mark Pisano

Our Future is 3-D: How to better pay for public goods through economic growth

New infrastructure tools make it easier for local governments to partner around shared purpose Read More »

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility
August 15, 2017 by John Guenther

VIDEO: Retooling California schools to spark upward mobility

We asked about the importance of improving education so today's students do better than previous generations Read More »

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy
August 09, 2017 by Mark Pisano

No One is Disposable: Growing California’s working population critical to future economy

A different look at why unemployment rates are low yet wages are stagnant Read More »

Elevate CA: Nonprofits are part of prescription for economic insecurity in California
August 08, 2017 by Melissa Denton and Tameka Carter

Elevate CA: Nonprofits are part of prescription for economic insecurity in California

Programs like a theater company for at-risk youth can give them a reason to be optimistic and to achieve beyond circumstance Read More »

Our Puzzling Economy: How demographic trends are disrupting growth
August 03, 2017 by Mark Pisano

Our Puzzling Economy: How demographic trends are disrupting growth

As California's population gets older, more people will earn, spend, and contribute less Read More »

The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges
August 02, 2017 by Sydney Kamlager-Dove

The Other Side of Paradise: How to improve the promise of California’s community colleges

To address yawning gap between rich and poor, colleges need to be nimbler and better track how well graduates do Read More »

California’s Community Colleges embody an answer to state’s economic insecurity
August 01, 2017 by Eloy Ortiz Oakley

California’s Community Colleges embody an answer to state’s economic insecurity

Chancellor -- a product of the Colleges -- talks about system's vision for expanding the middle class Read More »

Underemployment and rising costs add to income inequality problem
July 25, 2017 by Leilani Barnett

Underemployment and rising costs add to income inequality problem

Solutions have to address wide range of housing, jobs, transportation challenges Read More »

Local chambers of commerce can help smooth path for a more prosperous, diverse America
July 20, 2017

Local chambers of commerce can help smooth path for a more prosperous, diverse America

Trends show number of businesses owned by immigrants and people of color is growing Read More »

Elevate CA: California can lead the nation in rebuilding upward mobility
July 12, 2017 by California Economic Summit

Elevate CA: California can lead the nation in rebuilding upward mobility

State's higher education leaders endorse new effort to raise awareness of issue Read More »

Young mayor aims to reinvent central California city facing large opportunity gap
July 10, 2017

Young mayor aims to reinvent central California city facing large opportunity gap

With automation on the way, California's officials need to get serious about workforce training says Stockton mayor Read More »

It’s not charity. It’s a commitment to equalizing opportunity
July 06, 2017 by David Grusky

It’s not charity. It’s a commitment to equalizing opportunity

How California's new budget is an important start in helping at-risk children fully realize their potential Read More »

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