Ed Coghlan

Contributing Editor

Ed Coghlan is a contributing editor and special correspondant for California Forward and the California Economic Summit, dealing with all matters related to California's sputtering economy and how we as a state can get it back on track. He is a veteran of teleivision news at all levels and serves as a media consultant in his spare time.


Many Californians get their start—and careers—in this huge economic sector
How colleges are training for the retail, hospitality and tourism industry, the largest employer in the state Read More

Help Wanted on California’s Working Lands
The state's $395-billion-a-year agriculture industry needs workers trained in ag tech and soft skills. Read More

The Future of Work in California is Global!
The state's role in global trade provides community college students with big opportunities in international business Read More

Governor Newsom to spotlight inland regional economic plan at 2019 California Economic Summit
New initiative launched to elevate ideas from inland regions and build a comprehensive economic plan Read More

California’s Life Sciences Biotech Sector Is Good for Its Economic Health
Why community college students are well situated for entry-level jobs in the number one state for life sciences Read More

2019 PIE Contest Opens ­– Looking for Successful Workforce Development Partnerships
Third annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially begins Read More

Technologically obsolete adults increasingly face digital barriers to jobs
Community colleges aim to boost digital skills—now a key to entry-level employment across California Read More

How community colleges aim to help California’s aspiring entrepreneurs in the new economy
As the gig economy grows, technical skills combined with an entrepreneurial mindset increasingly important Read More

Study: Opportunity Zone-ready California could generate hundreds of millions in economic activity
New analysis shows not aligning state resources and tax laws could be a large missed opportunity Read More

California communities taking stock of immigration crackdown’s economic impact
Discussion in Los Angeles explored workforce issues related to the policy battles Read More

Clash between housing affordability, preserving neighborhoods in spotlight at Pepperdine
Discussions covered barriers that thwart the urgency for more housing in California Read More

Gig economy event in L.A. looks to the future
Workshops and speakers to address gig workers and others involved in irregular, on-demand jobs Read More

Visalia community college upgrades Valley workforce with soft skills, management training
Local employers identified the need for workers who are better prepared for the workplace Read More

Community college partnership helps land aerospace jobs for hundreds of students
Antelope Valley College maintains tight relationship with manufacturer to stay nimble and train their future workforce Read More

Newsom Economic Chief Briefs CA Fwd and CA Stewardship Network Leaders on Budget Priorities
Lenny Mendonca talked about the priority issues for the new Administration and where the Summit goals align Read More

Strong Workforce Apprenticeship Program in L.A. County Drawing Rave Reviews
Small businesses, manufacturers can benefit from partnership with local community colleges Read More

Inland Empire’s Paul Granillo named Regional Steward of the Year
Leader gave the region a bigger voice in economic decisions being made at the state and federal level Read More

One Million Workers: Looking into the future of California’s skilled workforce
Reviewing progress in the Summit's workforce challenge and a preview of the 2018 Summit Read More

California Economic Summit Coming to Santa Rosa
California regional and state leaders gather to address key economic issues facing the Golden State Read More

Workforce training programs take the prize in the Summit’s annual PIE Contest for 2018
Four partnerships earned awards for responding to workforce needs in their region Read More

One year after fires, Sonoma County drives to meet housing goals
Leaders gathered to reenergize housing work post-fires and beyond Read More

Amazon and L.A. Area Community Colleges Announce Program to Increase Technology Training
New certificate focused on cloud-computing skills came from first-of-its-kind regional partnership with online retail giant Read More

VIDEO: Automation Means Opportunity for California Community Colleges
Workforce training that can match growth of Internet of Things systems will benefit workers looking to become upwardly mobile Read More

California employers praise CA Economic Summit’s PIE Contest
Program honoring successful partnerships between industry and educators gets thumbs up Read More

Delivering on California’s energy goals is also workforce challenge
Community colleges working on ways to deliver enough skilled workers for booming sector Read More

Summit to celebrate partnerships building the workforce of tomorrow today
Second annual Partnerships for Industry and Education Contest officially open Read More

Fresno Future of Work MeetUp turns focus to proposed online community college
With pockets of extreme poverty in the Central Valley, leaders say online college must fit regional needs Read More

California gubernatorial candidates weigh in on child poverty
Fifth largest economy in the world has almost two million children living in poverty Read More

California Community Colleges launch Self-Employment Pathways in the Gig Economy project
Training program better prepares students for working independently and running a business Read More

Report: Can new technology help California’s workforce get future-ready?
Results from the ambitious Future of Work series on workers stranded by technology Read More

L.A. high tech expo draws hundreds of students and future coders
Generation of digital natives gets a look at tech industry jobs — and the skills needed to get them Read More

Digital skills increasingly needed to live and thrive in L.A. County
Almost a million workers at risk of being left behind in the county yet many IT jobs don’t require a four-year degree Read More

California online community college announces first health care pathway
Partnership with labor union launches program to train much-needed medical workers Read More

A high-tech solution to prepare the Inland Empire workforce for the automated future
Large portion of region's logistics workers are vulnerable to automation Read More

Solving for Kern County’s lack of STEM workers and abundance of disconnected youth
Bringing the right classes to inland California is key to closing skilled worker gap there Read More

From Farm Worker to Coding Pro
Central Valley program lifts up students into real-world programming and middle-class jobs Read More

Reskilling San Diegans can open up access to tech jobs and the middle class
Workforce education delivered online could build up the local talent pipeline Read More

Can an online college help the stranded worker in California?
Digital skills have become a basic requirement, leaving many working Californians behind Read More

Broad coalition of support grows for California’s online community college idea
Business, labor, education and economic development leaders find promise in high-tech learning for working Californians Read More

How to upskill Silicon Valley’s workforce for the automation disruption
Leaders gathered to talk about training region's workers ahead of technological changes in the economy Read More

Automation will require more future-proofing of skills among Southern California’s workforce
Employers and educators gather in Southeast L.A. to strategize workforce training for tomorrow's economy Read More

Elevate CA: It’s Not More Jobs—It’s More Good Paying Jobs
California legislators are promoting more proactive workforce training to close gaps in needed workers Read More

Chancellor: California “working learners” to benefit from online Community College
College leader responds to concerns about proposal to upskill more working Californians Read More

VIDEO: Reviving the California Dream needs elevated solutions & leaders
As 2018 approaches, are we ready to Elevate CA? Read More

VIDEO: How to better connect higher education to the future workforce
Expanding access and making sure grads can fill good-paying jobs should be top priorities say college leaders Read More

VIDEO: How a vibrant rural California helps entire economy
Summit leaders on how stronger urban-rural links and better broadband can benefit all regions Read More

How manufacturing in California will remain part of our economic future
Regions are working to raise awareness of manufacturing jobs right in students' backyards Read More

Preparing an early education workforce for East Bay has innovative head start
Program addressing shortage of Head Start educators earns Summit award  Read More

Workforce partnership between steel manufacturer, Inland Empire college shows real mettle
Public-private learning center training ready-made manufacturing workers for region earns Summit award Read More

Winning partnership to train needed aircraft techs takes flight in Antelope Valley
Thousands of jobs created by defense contract will be filled thanks to public-private collaboration Read More

Three promising partnerships connecting employers and education earn California Economic Summit award
Winners will be in the spotlight next month to talk about engaging local employers in workforce development Read More

Report shows L.A. regional economy has a big gap in its workforce pipeline
Talent gap and an aging population are upping the demand for more workers in middle-skill, middle-income jobs Read More

California colleges creating stronger workforce earn “Stars” for their progress
Strong Workforce Program rewarding programs with early success filling need for more skilled workers Read More

California Economic Summit’s “regions up” approach attracting top support
Ambitious but possible solutions to housing and other problems resonate with large partner in effort Read More

LinkedIn pilot program connects trade and logistics students to jobs
Job-hunting students will get boost from digital badging and online career services Read More

California colleges adapt to training workforce for autonomous, flying future
Producing more workers for drone-filled, robotic 21st-century economy the goal of new curriculum development program Read More

2017 California Economic Summit heading to San Diego
Sixth annual event tackling housing, workforce, water problems hindering upward mobility Read More

Workforce needed for California’s expanding life sciences sector
Wide range of good-paying jobs benefit from industry generating more than $300 billion in output Read More

Help Wanted: Next generation of auto techs needed in Inland Empire
Community colleges in region to use new workforce funds to upgrade auto labs for electric and hybrid vehicles Read More

Program pays for technical skill interns earning experience, salary in Inland Empire
Employers bear no cost to take on interns in technician jobs and provide valuable on-the-job training Read More

Strong Workforce funding addresses immediate need in SoCal trade and logistics
Vital trade sector drives region's demand for bigger workforce. These colleges are stepping up. Read More

Addressing the San Diego-Imperial workforce job readiness dilemma
Colleges team up to address skills gap in important sectors, like the region's vital health care industry Read More

California’s major economic sectors to benefit from new Strong Workforce funding
Community Colleges reveal $200 million in spending and accountability plans via regional workforce programs  Read More

Entrepreneurial high schoolers give their best business pitch in competition
Event instills students with skills to start up small businesses Read More

Central Valley Manufacturing Summit expecting record turnout
Event seeks to grow the region's environment for advanced manufacturing and mid-income jobs that come with it Read More

Community Colleges give breakdown where new workforce funds being spent
Data portal details how $200 million in career tech education funding are being distributed across California Read More

VIDEO: Decline of upward mobility in California must be reversed
Whether or not California's next generations do better than their parents has a lot to do with these local factors Read More

Assembly hearings focused on raising more Californians into middle class
JEDE Committee takes up questions about poverty and misalignment of policies that should combat it Read More

VIDEO: California Economic Summit earns high marks for its priorities and broad coalition
Public and private leaders from all over the state say the Summit is addressing the right challenges Read More

Video wrap-up: California Economic Summit aims to restore upward mobility
Watch highlights from the 2016 Summit which drew more than 500 Californians to refine a roadmap to shared prosperity Read More

New chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley shares vision for California Community Colleges
Education leader talks about how the colleges can move more students into 21st century jobs Read More

Tell Stories! 2016 Summit wraps with call to action for 2017
An inspiring request to show the rest of the country what's possible closed out the fifth annual Summit in Sacramento Read More

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

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

Central Valley alliance looks to boost region’s manufacturing ecosystem
Companies and local partners team up to build up San Joaquin Valley's manufacturing workforce. Read More

Despite disability, California student graduates into ranks of in-demand electricians
Hard-of-hearing father of two graduated with electrician certificate after making big career leap. Read More

California Legislature passes budget with boost for workforce training
State budget includes $200 million for promising program to upgrade how CTE programs train state's 21st century workforce Read More

California Economic Summit leaders urge passage of career tech funding
Letter calls for Legislature to approve $200 million to upgrade California's technical education programs Read More

UPS executive writes prescription for California’s workforce gap
California needs to produce more middle-skill workers says Noel Massie who worked his way up from part-time truck loader to operations manager for U.S. Read More

Jobs in logistics workforce remain big opportunity in 21st century California economy
Employers, students and colleges gathered in Long Beach to talk workforce openings tied to the ports and logistics in Southern California. Read More

More California employers urging Legislative action on workforce funding
Call for $250 million for workforce training programs finds support from companies affected by rapid change in technology. Read More

Leaders across California call for confronting workforce skills gap
Business groups say skills mismatch leaves young workers left out and employers short of skilled employees.  Read More

Senator Feinstein Joins California Economic Summit
Organized by CA Fwd and the California Stewardship Network, Summit will gather for the fifth annual statewide meeting in Sacramento in December. Read More

Southern California community colleges to give needed boost to global trade workforce
Seven SoCal colleges team up to align courses with needs of massive trade-related and logistics job market. Read More

Advocates tell state lawmakers California must invest in workforce training
Careers in technical education fields can garner graduates double the salary of average community college student. Read More

California tool to fund badly needed infrastructure growing in popularity
The EIFD is currently being considered for 60 projects across the state, including Sacramento bridges and L.A. River revitalization. Read More

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

California’s energy law driving need for bigger HVAC workforce
Skills gap creating an inadequate worker pipeline to fill demand for jobs like air conditioning and lighting control techs. Read More

Community Colleges addressing need for net-zero energy workforce in California
California industries will require more workers skilled in tech that reduces energy and resource use.  Read More

PCL meeting to tackle land use, water and CEQA
Water and the changing political dynamics of CEQA will be priority topics at the Planning and Conservation League's annual symposium. Read More

California water supply increasing—but only a little
El Niño is having an impact but a more concerted effort to conserve and manage water better will have a bigger long-term impact.  Read More

California Housing Shortage Getting More Attention
California's housing shortage is getting more attention as supply falls far below the demand. Read More

California Economic Summit on Community College Chancellor Search
The California Economic Summit Workforce and Advancing Manufacturing teams urge President Geoffrey Baum and Vice President Cecilia Estolano to select a Chancellor committed to accelerating the alignment between employers and educational and training institutions to improve meeting workforce needs while benefiting students and their families. Read More

VIDEO: How California can make it easier to do business
Assemblymember talks about how streamlining regulations could help boost economic outcomes for all Californians Read More

State Controller Betty Yee to California’s regions: ‘Talk to us”
Paying for California's future and fixing its problems will need more collaboration instead of fighting over pieces of the budget year after year. Read More

VIDEO: Local control of Ontario Airport could mean more Inland Empire jobs
As final agreement handing control of the airport to a local authority is wrapped up, we asked a local Assemblymember what the transfer means for jobs. Read More

VIDEO: Game-changing workforce plan takes big step toward closing skills gap
We wrap up the biggest story in the efforts to close California's skills gap and why it's imperative to keep it up in 2016. Read More

VIDEO: CSU Chancellor on how California’s higher education is an economic priority
At 2015 Summit, Chancellor White says improving the workforce and higher ed in California will require partnership of colleges, business and K-12. Read More

VIDEO: Hundreds take part as 2015 Summit targets California’s big challenges
Hear what people said about the 2015 California Economic Summit and how it's working toward the goal of shared prosperity for all Californians. Read More

Attendees give California Economic Summit big thumbs up
96 percent of respondents agreed that the Summit is focused on the right set of priorities for supporting sustainable prosperity. Read More

California Community Colleges adopt major workforce action plan
Board of Governors approves list of 25 recommendations to reform the Colleges workforce training programs Read More

California Economic Summit sets bold goals
Fourth statewide gathering focused on regional, sustainable growth took on three major challenges: Water, Workforce and Housing.  Read More

California Legislature comes to the Inland Empire
Key Assembly committee on the economy will holding a hearing in Ontario in collaboration with the Summit on the first day of the annual meeting.  Read More

VIDEO: California affordable housing complex saves residents green while going green
Case study for success amid California's housing shortage can be found in Woodland, California Read More

Legislative wrap-up: California housing solution is under construction
Overview of legislative results and wins for Summit toward spurring investment in housing and infrastructure Read More

California small business summit series kicks off in Clovis
Free events will feature resources and presentations to help entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses. Read More

California must improve its pipeline of skilled workers and degrees
Skills gap will ensure state will fall short in filling need for college grads and middle-skilled workers. Read More

Growing the Central Valley Economy
Event highlighted ways to help the Central Valley thrive including putting a “face” on the Valley and building coalitions to transition to the future economy. Read More

Agenda for 2015 California Economic Summit firming up
Annual gathering will happen in Ontario, the first time the Summit will take place in the Inland Empire, where the effects of the Great Recession were felt most severely and the issues of workforce, housing and water are vital.  Read More

Town hall showcases new steps to close skills gap in California
Employers concerned about filling open jobs with skilled workers and community college faculty came to hear about task force's new recommendations to boost workforce development in California. Read More

California opens one-stop website for info on launching a business
Entrepreneurs get help starting and growing their business and navigating California's regulatory environment  Read More

Impact Economy Summit set for Monday in San Francisco
National gathering will focus on using "for-benefit" sector to tackle major issues like building badly needed infrastructure and workforce development. Read More

Agriculture and early college mixing well in California’s Central Valley
Innovative workforce program links high school students to college to make them career-ready and college-ready in California's major agricultural region Read More

Jobs tour reveals stories inside California’s millennial workforce problem
Nonprofit talked about job prospects with young Californians, expected to represent 50 percent of the workforce by 2025 Read More

Report: California millennials fall behind in job market
Higher unemployment and lower wages affecting opportunity for young Californians to become part of 21st century workforce.  Read More

California labor leader lends voice to task force working to close skills gap
Boosting CTE funding and creating more work-based learning at community colleges are two recommendations from John Brauer Read More

EIFDs get two thumbs up at L.A. infrastructure gathering
Tool for funding badly needed local and regional infrastructure projects and maintenance gains interest across the state Read More

Agricultural company invests in education to tackle Central Valley workforce problem
Program gets high school students college degree and exposure to working in the regional agricultural industry as soon as they graduate. Read More

Q&A: California millennials looking for ways around barriers to workforce
How increasing STEM and CTE career pathways creates more economic opportunity for California millennials  Read More

VIDEO: Workforce Task Force gets back to work after town hall series
Employers made their voices heard during regional town halls; now Community Colleges' Workforce Task Force will work together on making recommendations for building up the state's workforce Read More

San Diego town hall: Region’s high-tech sectors need strong workforce
Tech and manufacturing industries need to replace retiring San Diego workers say attendees of regional town hall Read More

Town Hall in Los Angeles invokes business voices for stronger workforce
Community Colleges and industry talking about how to fill 1-million worker deficit Read More

Q&A: California business group makes innovation in higher ed its business
SF Chamber president on why industry and higher ed must bridge gap between them Read More

Fresno workforce town hall kickoff a big success
Central Valley gathering votes for more connections between employers and education Read More

L.A. eyes being first to use new infrastructure funding tool to restore river
High-profile project could use Summit-supported financing method Read More

VIDEO: Members of task force to close California’s skills gap named
Group will tackle key workforce issues in state Read More

Online game lets Californians quarterback state water policy
Do you accept Next10's California Water Challenge? Read More

California film and TV tax credits heading to Hollywood ending?
Industry veterans talk about keeping production jobs in state Read More

Summit Capitol Day takes stage Tuesday in Sacramento
Day of action highlights water, housing, infrastructure and workforce issues Read More

Report: California keeps manufacturing title despite shrinking sector
Technology and workforce skills will have a large impact on growing manufacturing Read More

Report: California to face 2 million skilled worker gap in decade
Closing the skills gap key to filling middle-class jobs Read More

California adds jobs but wage growth stagnates
Investments needed in state workforce Read More

After Toyota loss, how Californians are fighting to create jobs here
What's next for state? Tesla and Summit provide hope for jobs here Read More

How next Secretary of State will make California more business friendly
Candidates for state elections office talk streamlining business filings Read More

California jobs numbers stay flat but Inland Empire improving
Construction bouncing back but workforce issues remain Read More

Latina entrepreneur creates ambicultural Latino food event
Increasingly today's entrepreneur in California is not a man, she's a Latina  Read More

Latinas flex entrepreneurial muscle in California economy
Program builds leaders in $13 billion sector of Latina-owned businesses Read More

San Francisco working to be Hollywood North?
How local economy feels loss & gain of film productions Read More

Jobs growing in California regions left behind by recovery
Inland Empire posts biggest regional job growth Read More

Runaway film and TV jobs not just a Los Angeles problem
State economy lost 10,000 middle-class jobs from TV shows leaving Read More

Where California is adding jobs and where it can add more
Infrastructure investment getting more attention Read More

California jobs picture brightens on manufacturing news
State gains most jobs for November Read More

Jobless rate dips amid concern about divided California economy
Report says state's regional economic gap widening Read More

Backlogged employment data shows California still adding most jobs
But farm and healthcare workforces face big shortages Read More

This year’s California Economic Summit kicks off today
Los Angeles is epicenter of economic events this week Read More

So, how long is your commute?
Standing at the intersection of housing, jobs and transportation Read More

Workforce development key ingredient for California economic recovery
A stronger workforce is one of the main initiatives of the California Economic Summit  Read More

Governor Brown vetoes economic strategy bill
Points to current initiatives to help state's economy Read More

Housing in California – Do we have enough?
Inventory tight and shutdown threatens recovery Read More

Moving out of L.A.‘s shadow, San Gabriel Valley allies look to solve local issues
Diverse civic group tackles high-school graduation rates Read More

California unemployment up, Bay Bridge to open, and the Hyperloop
A snapshot of this week in the CA economy  Read More

US jobs numbers sluggish, California economy out-pacing national growth
Unemployment down to 7.4% nationwide Read More

California’s economic rebound showing up on people’s radar more
State's good news keeps coming but dangers could sap growth Read More

California stands up to earn White House manufacturing funds
Meeting spotlights difficulties & strengths of making things in state Read More

Keep an eye on California manufacturing
State's medical device sector should benefit from new legislation Read More

California competes for federal money for manufacturing
Meeting key to state's manufacturing sector this week  Read More

California unemployment hits five-year low
State joblessness dropped most in US over the past year Read More

Governor’s office proposes changes to California job creation strategy
Brown asking Enterprise Zone incentive program to be replaced Read More

Time to do something about California’s infrastructure
Bridge collapse puts spotlight on aging infrastructure everywhere Read More

Mixed signals sent by California economy
New numbers show progress & uncertainty Read More

Governor Brown’s manufacturing job support earns praise
Sector hit hard could benefit from new incentive Read More

Road to the Summit: Lessons for California found in Orange County
Where low unemployment & high salaries are the norm Read More

Road to the Summit: Quality of life adds to quality economy in Ventura County
Priorities set at Ventura County forum Read More

Californians love green energy but willing to explore oil options
Survey on state energy economy shows some practical leanings Read More

Leon Panetta joins California Economic Summit
Former Sec of Defense signs on as regional meetings continue Read More

Road to the Summit: Message in San Luis Obispo is let’s work together
The SLO Regional Economic put the region's economic priorities in perspective Read More

California “Marches” to more job growth
State keeps adding construction jobs to drop to 9.4% unemployment Read More

China-California ‘trade’ deal is signed
Chinese investment would be a major player in CA's future economy Read More

California water—starting to boil as political issue?
Governor Brown has called water a chronic issue in the history of the state and he's right. And he is talking about it again, which has triggered multiple conversations on the subject across the state. Read More

California says to China “Here we come”
Gov. Brown appeals to Chinese for investment Read More

Is California’s economy on the rebound?
Over 41,000 jobs were added Read More

Sequester is bad word for California’s economy
225,000 current and future jobs are at risk Read More

Op-ed: Governor Brown, meet Rick Perry at the airport
Jerry Brown should take on Rick Perry in debate as CA recovers with more work to be done Read More

Video: California innovation found—in the public sector
Los Angeles County goes into voting machine design business Read More

Video: State senator says do no harm to CEQA
Sen. Noreen Evans argues education & transportation higher priorities Read More

Video: Ensuring California rural poor not forgotten in CEQA
Community group supports CEQA's public participation; but wants more accountability Read More

Video: CEQA as public health tool
Using California environmental law to protect the poor Read More

Save or tear down? CEQA works for question of historic buildings
Land use attorney says saving structures often better for environment Read More

California unemployment stays flat; tourism & construction job gains
New state jobs numbers, state employees double dip, Sacramento permits streamlined Read More

Video: Labor leader speaks out on CEQA reform
Union rep says reform conversation should be bigger, not just about CEQA Read More

Video: Conservation movement open to CEQA reform discussion but…
Conservation group leader stresses dialogue in environmental debate Read More

CEQA modernization debate begins to intensify
Needs work or works just fine? Talk about CA environmental law ramps up over weekend Read More

California economy turning around? It’s all about the jobs!
This Week in CA Economy: Poll - 67% say jobs top priority Read More

Conversation about CEQA in the 21st century
New series on California's landmark environmental law to spark dialogue Read More

Message to Lawmakers: We need California Jobs at top of your list
SoCal mayor says jobs & economy should be Legislature's top priority Read More

Is 2013 the Year of Water in California?
Brown resolved to put spending money in water infrastructure in front of voters Read More

California jobs picture mixed; CEQA modernization next year?
Another look at California's jobs news & looking ahead to next year Read More

Is California population growth a sign of improving economy?
Uptick in people and movement around state points to recovery Read More

High youth unemployment a problem around world & California
Report: Employers, educators, youth live in parallel universes; youth unprepared Read More

Why promoting Tinsel Town is tough sell in Sacramento
Hard to convince legislators economic impact good for whole state, even as production flees Read More

California schools refining focus to fill in-demand jobs
Linkage between career technical training & what industry needs is vital to economy Read More