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 »

Want to pull Californians out of poverty? Consider the EITC
June 27, 2017 by Joe Sanberg

Want to pull Californians out of poverty? Consider the EITC

Kids who receive benefits like this simple one are less likely to need support when they start their own families. Read More »

California’s big challenges need bipartisan solutions, say Republican mayor & Democratic union leader
June 19, 2017 by Dave Regan and Ashley Swearengin

California’s big challenges need bipartisan solutions, say Republican mayor & Democratic union leader

Opinion: Middle way that grows middle-class jobs, tackles housing could inspire change across country Read More »

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