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Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy: Report and Recommendations

Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation, and a Strong Economy: Report and Recommendations

The 25 recommendations from the California Community Colleges' Board of Governors Task Force build upon current college efforts and address barriers to enhancing the capacity of California Community Colleges to prepare students for high-value jobs in regions throughout the state. Read More »

Report on Access to Capital Initiative - Butte Region

Report on Access to Capital Initiative - Butte Region

Summary on the problem of shrinking access to capital and local investment in the Butte region of California. Read More »

Jobs, Infrastructure & Workforce

Jobs, Infrastructure & Workforce

Think Long Committee's policy recommendations on infrastructure, education, tax reform and streamlining government. Read More »

An Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California

An Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda for California

Priorities & guidelines for creating a "Next Economy" in CA, presented by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Read More »

Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State

Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State

Strategy report on reviving CA regional economies and creating shared priorities, created by California Stewardship Project. Read More »

Top Trends in State Economic Development

Top Trends in State Economic Development

Report from the National Governors Association on what states have focused on in economic development in the past two years. Read More »

Regional Innovations: Promising Practices from the California Stewardship Network

Regional Innovations: Promising Practices from the California Stewardship Network

Report prepared by Collaborative Economics containing regional profiles describing how collaboration across sectors, jurisdictions, and geographic boundaries has led to greater economic, environmental, and social impact. Read More »

Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy

Southern California Economic Recovery & Job Creation Strategy

Strategy document created by the Southern California Association of Governments and based upon the region’s job creation needs given its unique competitive advantages and demographics. Read More »

Growing California’s Regional Economies

Growing California’s Regional Economies

Policy paper on growing California's regional economies prepared for California Forward by Pete E. Weber Read More »

California Jobs and Growth

California Jobs and Growth

Detailed report by Chamber of Commerce of the U.S. on the California economy and related policy areas including energy and education. Read More »

Guiding Principles for Restructuring Education

Guiding Principles for Restructuring Education

California EDGE Coalition Response to Governor Brown’s Adult Education Budget Proposal Read More »

Workforce Stakeholders Principles

Workforce Stakeholders Principles

Workforce Stakeholders Group Statement on Reforming Job Training Programs in America Read More »

America’s Metro Regions Take Center Stage: 8 Reasons Why

America’s Metro Regions Take Center Stage: 8 Reasons Why

Citistates Group looks at the role of metropolitan regions in the globalized 21st century economy. Read More »

California Economy Update

California Economy Update

April 2012 report on the state of the California economy, its regions and sectors from the Center for Continuing Study of the California Economy. Read More »

Invest in California: Plan for Job Creation and Economic Recovery

Invest in California: Plan for Job Creation and Economic Recovery

Report and policy recommendations on the California economy from Bob Baglenorth and Art Pulaski, team members of the California Economic Summit. Read More »

Jobs, Economic Development and Sustainable Communities

Jobs, Economic Development and Sustainable Communities

USDA report on 43 local forums held across the state to set policy priorities and strategies for rural California. Submitted by Glenda Humiston, State Director USDA Rural Development. Read More »

Strategic Plan for Economic Development

Strategic Plan for Economic Development

L.A. County plan for regional development from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation. Read More »

Clusters of Opportunity Economic Strategy

Clusters of Opportunity Economic Strategy

Report on economic clusters in the SLO region by the Economic Vitality Corporation Read More »

Policy Recommendations to Create CA Manufacturing Jobs

Policy Recommendations to Create CA Manufacturing Jobs

Whitepaper from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group on how CA can be competitive in manufacturing. Read More »

Keeping California competitive

Keeping California competitive

Recommendations on CA competitiveness and an examination of claims and realities of the CA economy. Read More »

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