Reporters

Matthew Grant Anson

Staff Reporter

Matthew Grant Anson currently attends Whittier College, where he is the managing editor of the school paper. While abroad in Denmark, he interned at the Copenhagen Post as music-subeditor. For CAFwd, he generally covers millennials, education, and the economy.

Articles

Skills gap set to grow in California’s agricultural regions
High-skilled workers in demand in farms of today Read More


California economy faces shortage of college graduate workers
Lt. Gov. Newsom and others talking about 1 million graduate gap Read More


Report: California failing to fund its water infrastructure
More diverse strategy needed to pay for state water system Read More


New report details price of films fleeing California
Cost of when "Battle Los Angeles" isn't filmed in L.A. Read More


Report presents a case for cautious optimism for California economy
But regions remain the key Read More


Los Angeles thinks outside the box at tackling sidewalk disrepair
The plan revives a 50/50 program introduced in 2004 Read More


Report: California economy’s strengths and weaknesses persist
Strong education strategy would address income inequality Read More


Los Angeles transportation needs more bang for buck
How far you get in LA less important than what you get to Read More


Low math and science scores put drag on California economy
STEM scores linked to economic growth Read More


Bond would address holey streets in the City of Angels
Measure to fix L.A. roads moving through City Council Read More


Patent no longer pending: Patent office in Silicon Valley gets a permanent home
Office deal for USPTO should help with backlog Read More


Los Angeles one step closer to citywide Wi-Fi
LA would join San Jose and Riverside Read More


ICT jobs in California ripe for the picking
People just need to qualify for them Read More


Plan for Valley looks to rewrite L.A.‘s car centrism
Revamped transit & housing plan for San Fernando Valley sets standard Read More


State Auditor eyes California’s crumbling infrastructure in assessment of state
Infrastructure is a high-risk issue Read More


Computer literacy key to middle class jobs in California
Computers still don’t match up with humans when it comes to problem solving abilities Read More


California bills tackle digital divide head-on
The two bills each come at the issue from different angles  Read More


State revamps one-stop-shop for permits, goes mobile
Creating CalGOLD in the first place is significant but that’s only part of the battle Read More


Economist: Getting people into middle-class jobs good for their health
What do you think is the number one factor when measuring a region's public health? Read More


Creating jobs isn’t rocket science…or is it all science?
There’s good news, and there’s…more good news?  Read More


One in five Americans have no access to Internet
Unacceptable as we move further into the 21st century Read More


Schools and roads driven to top in survey
California's infrastructure plays a big part in quality of life and economic vitality here Read More


Free Wi-Fi in Los Angeles means jobs, not just more tweets
It isn't just about convenience; it's about bridging a growing digital divide  Read More


Californians willing to pay for infrastructure improvements
Findings show importance of infrastructure to residents and economy Read More


New reports on state jobs data make California’s week
Sequester still looms but state adds 30K jobs Read More


New survey reveals importance of Internet infrastructure to Californians
56 percent believe those without broadband are at a major disadvantage Read More


Tourism industry key to California’s economic health
2012 saw the generation of $2.5 billion in local taxes and $4.1 billion in state taxes Read More


Road to the Summit:  Perception versus reality of Los Angeles economy
LA forum stresses innovation  Read More


California economy gets measured up against other states
Compare 50 graphs the figures. Read More


From overseas to the streets: Homeless veterans search for jobs
"They're looking for pretty much anything – they all want to work" Read More


Coachella music festival is the rock star of the Indio economy
The festival brings $90 million into Indio's economy Read More