November 23, 2016 by Amber Nelson

“Made to Order” aerospace workforce built by collaboration of community, college and industry

Southern California manufacturing giant working with local college and community to close regional skills gaps. Read More »

VIDEO: The Maddy Report previews 2016 California Economic Summit
November 18, 2016 by John Guenther

VIDEO: The Maddy Report previews 2016 California Economic Summit

CA Fwd President Jim Mayer breaks down the Summit and its mission dedicated to California's regional economies Read More »

Fifth annual California Economic Summit to focus on pathways out of poverty
November 17, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

Fifth annual California Economic Summit to focus on pathways out of poverty

How to participate in state's foremost effort linking regional economies to a strategy for shared prosperity Read More »

VIDEO: How California housing becomes a health care issue
November 10, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: How California housing becomes a health care issue

The housing affordability gap puts drag on the economy in many ways, including impacting the health of families Read More »

The 1,000,000 Homes Challenge: Will workers who build new housing be left housing cost-burdened?
November 10, 2016 by Alex Lantsberg, AICP & Scott Littlehale

The 1,000,000 Homes Challenge: Will workers who build new housing be left housing cost-burdened?

Housing costs have outpaced wages of many construction workers across California's regions Read More »

How California’s lack of affordable housing can take toll on human health
November 09, 2016 by Nadine Ono

How California’s lack of affordable housing can take toll on human health

The struggle to cover housing needs and other costs can lead to toxic levels of stress and poor decision making. Read More »

California’s Housing Crisis, Construction Labor, & the Costs of Multi-Family Housing
November 09, 2016 by Alex Lantsberg, AICP & Scott Littlehale

California’s Housing Crisis, Construction Labor, & the Costs of Multi-Family Housing

Research looks into the impact of wages on the construction costs of housing Read More »

California’s energy goals will require more advanced energy workers to fill gaps
November 03, 2016 by Amber Nelson

California’s energy goals will require more advanced energy workers to fill gaps

California Community Colleges partner with private sector to train a workforce needed for state's ambitious clean energy plan Read More »

California Community Colleges aim to instill entrepreneurial mindset to next generation
November 01, 2016 by Amber Nelson

California Community Colleges aim to instill entrepreneurial mindset to next generation

Programs intro students to entrepreneurial thinking to solve problems at school, work and in their lives Read More »

Soft skills gap in healthcare industry prompts new training toolkit
October 28, 2016 by Linda Zorn

Soft skills gap in healthcare industry prompts new training toolkit

New workforce initiative provides employers with tools to boost the soft skills vital to the medical field. Read More »

Commentary: With no state action on roads, regional solutions needed
October 26, 2016 by Mark Pisano and Sean Randolph

Commentary: With no state action on roads, regional solutions needed

The next generation of transportation solutions need to be created at the local and regional level Read More »

New McKinsey report offers 15 big ideas for tackling California’s housing crisis
October 25, 2016 by Justin Ewers

New McKinsey report offers 15 big ideas for tackling California’s housing crisis

Housing toolkit quantifies how many housing units the different policy options could produce Read More »

SoCal planning leader calls housing issue one for California
October 18, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

SoCal planning leader calls housing issue one for California

Four steps to start closing the state's gap in affordable housing from leader of SCAG Read More »

VIDEO: Voices in California housing talk about getting past “No” at local level
October 17, 2016 by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Voices in California housing talk about getting past “No” at local level

Housing crisis prompted SoCal housing summit to highlight both the consequences of not building and local strategies for boosting supply Read More »

Entertainment “boot camp” at California college lights up pathway into industry
October 14, 2016 by Nadine Ono

Entertainment “boot camp” at California college lights up pathway into industry

With a huge entertainment sector nearby, a L.A. college teaches skills needed in job market via a free program Read More »

VIDEO: California’s housing crisis puts squeeze on employers and their workforce
October 13, 2016 by John Guenther

VIDEO: California’s housing crisis puts squeeze on employers and their workforce

Business groups talk about the threat of rising housing costs to state's competitiveness Read More »

Growing affordability crisis is focus of Southern California Housing Summit
October 10, 2016 by Fred Silva

Growing affordability crisis is focus of Southern California Housing Summit

Gathering of homebuilders, planners, and city officials will discuss the "cost of not housing" and strategies for building all types of housing near transit and jobs Read More »

Manufacturers open doors for MFG Day to change perception of jobs
October 06, 2016 by John Guenther

Manufacturers open doors for MFG Day to change perception of jobs

Faced with skills gap and less-positive public perception, campaign seeks to showcase modern manufacturing as desirable career Read More »

Can micro apartments play a big part in bridging California’s housing gap?
September 13, 2016 by Nadine Ono

Can micro apartments play a big part in bridging California’s housing gap?

Bay Area developer of smaller apartments prescribes three ideas to boost housing stock and affordability Read More »

Registration launches for 2016 California Economic Summit in Sacramento
September 01, 2016 by Justin Ewers

Registration launches for 2016 California Economic Summit in Sacramento

Fifth annual Summit will bring together statewide coalition committed to expanding upward mobility in California. Read More »

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