The Summit - Nov 7-8 2013 - Los Angeles
Video: Californians take action on Summit day, May 2012
The first-ever California Economic Summit, held May 11, 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif., was an unprecedented gathering of leaders focused on working together to put California's economy on a sustainable path for growth.
Capping the work of fourteen regional forums and five Action Teams, Summit participants concluded the twin pillars of immediate job creation and long-term competitiveness for California are:
- Investing in people, infrastructure and innovation in creative ways to prepare our state and our regions to compete in the 21st century global economy
- Streamlining our complex regulatory processes to reduce cost of doing business while maintaining our environmental standards.
2013 California Economic Summit
The Second Annual California Economic Summit will take place in Los Angeles on November 7-8, 2013.
Continuing the collaboration of California Forward and the California Stewardship Network, the 2013 California Economic Summit will build through five stages that will culminate in policy initiatives to advance the state’s triple bottom line: a prosperous economy, a sustainable environment and community equity.
This grassroots, collaborative process begins in January 2013 and leads up to the Second Annual Summit in November.
May 11, 2012
First-ever CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT in Santa Clara
Consultation and preparation for Regional Forums
Regional Forums hosted by California Stewardship Network members and regional leaders
Post-Forum Action Teams engagement on policy initiatives
November 7-8 2013
Second Annual CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT in Los Angeles
Post-Summit Signature Initiative Implementation Teams
Summit Action Plan
The California Economic Summit has released its first Action Plan to help us reach those goals. There are 7 priority areas--called Signature Initiatives. We invite you to read the report and let us know what you think!
Read the Plan.
We've built a Progress Tracker portal to show the status of our Signature Initiatives created to tackle problem areas identified at the Summit.
Summit Leadership and Partners
2013 California Economic Summit Honorary Chair
George Shultz, Hoover Institution – Stanford University
Leon Panetta, Co-Founder, Panetta Institute
2013 California Economic Summit Co-Chairs
Laura Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management, Haas School of Business – UC Berkeley
Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor, State of California
Michael Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Development, Office of the Governor
Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, Fresno
Jessie Knight, Chairman and CEO, San Diego Gas & Electric
Ashley Boren, Executive Director, Sustainable Conservation
Jim Earp, Executive Director, California Alliance for Jobs Dave Regan, President, SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West
2013 California Economic Summit Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Paul Granillo, CEO, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Sunne McPeak, California Emerging Technologies Fund
2013 California Economic Summit Steering Committee
Bill Allen, CEO, Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.
Lucy Dunn, CEO, Orange County Business Council
Steve Frisch, President, Sierra Business Council
Carl Guardino, CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Glenda Humiston, State Director, USDA Rural Development
Lenny Mendonca, Director, McKinsey & Company
Bill Mueller, CEO, Valley Vision (Sacramento)
Sean Randolph, President, Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Lauree Sahba, COO, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp.
Ben Stone, Director, Sonoma County Economic Development Board
2013 California Economic Summit Advisory Committee
Orson Aguilar, Greenlining Institute
Luis Barerra, National Council of La Raza
Armon Isaiah Batiste, Resources for Native Development
Chris Benner, UC Davis Center for Regional Change
Bill Bogaard, League of California Cities
Steve Chadima, Advanced Energy Economy
Cindy Chavez, Working Partnerships San Jose
Oscar Chavez, Sonoma Innovation Council
Judy Corbett, Local Government Commission
Mike Dozier, Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley
Steve Finnegan, Southern California Automobile Club
Tim Frank, Center for Sustainable Neighborhoods
Tom Friel, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Barbara Halsey, California Workforce Association
Adele Hayutin, Stanford University
Jennifer Hernandez, Holland & Knight
Bill Higgins, California Association of Council of Governments
John Husing, Economics & Politics Inc., Inland Empire
Patricia Jones, League of California Community Foundations
A.G. Kawamura, Orange County Produce
Peter King, University of California
Kevin Klowden, Milken Institute
Stewart Knox, Northern Rural Training Employment Consortium
Rob Lapsley, California Business Roundtable
Mary Ann Leffel, Monterey Regional Partnership
Stephen Levy, Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy
Lani Lutar, Equinox Center
Mike McKeever, Sacramento Area Council of Governments
John Mendez, Mendez Strategy Group
Kathy Moxon, Redwood Coast Rural Action
Noel Perry, Next 10
Gubax Sahota, CalED
Libby Sholes, California Council of Churches
Bruce Stenslie, Ventura County Economic Development Cooperative
Connie Stewart, California Center for Rural Policy
Jack Stewart, California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community College, Chancellor’s Office
Claudia Viek, California Association for Microenterprise Opportunity
Kim Walesh, City of San Jose
Jay Ziegler, Nature Conservancy
Summit Management Team
Doug Henton, Founder and Chairman, Collaborative Economics
Julie Meier Wright, Consultant, California Stewardship Network
James (Jim) Mayer, Executive Director, California Forward
Susan Lovenburg, Director, Partnership for Economic Prosperity, California Forward
See the 2012 Summit Leadership team and learn more about our presenting sponsors, regional partners and underwriters.
Participants of the first California Economic Summit took time to sign "A Commitment to California's Economic Prosperity," a statement of principles and purpose for the first Summit and beyond. Add your name to the Commitment.
Summit Playbook and Regional Input
The 2012 Summit Policy Playbook is available at www.caeconomy.org/playbook2012. You can also download the Regional Policy Matrices (.pdf) and see aggregated Voting Results (.pdf) from Regional Forums.
Stay up-to-date on Summit facts, agenda updates and economic news on our social media channels or sign up for email updates.
Summit Attendee Reactions
Attendees of the first California Economic Summit completed a post-Summit survey. View the results.
Get involved today to be a part of this process. Our work continues, and we want to be sure your voice is heard!