The Summit

2015 California Economic Summit
November 12-13
Ontario, CA

For information on the 2015 California Economic Summit, which will take place on November 12-13, 2015 in Ontario, please contact info @ or (916) 382-8799.

Read more about the 2015 Summit from Paul Granillo, Summit Steering Committee Co-chair:
"Economic Growth in the Inland Empire."

(Photo Credit: Bryce Bradford/Flickr)

California Economic Summit - Capitol Day 2014

The Summit hosted regional activities throughout the state in 2014, leading up to the California Economic Summit - Capitol Day in Sacramento on August 12 to further engage legislators and state policymakers in the shared agenda for prosperity.

Read our Capitol Day recap "Three ways to ensure California’s prosperity emerge from Summit’s Capitol Day."

Watch our 2014 Capitol Day wrap-up video, "The Summit Goes to the Capitol":

Check out the 2014 Capitol Day program to see the agenda and list of speakers. 

The event included Action Team meetings with invited state leaders and a plenary session with regional and state panelists, as well as a networking reception.


The right next steps toward sustainable growth

The Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is a broad set of proposals aimed at helping every region in California concentrate its efforts to accelerate middle-class job growth—and address issues from growing income inequality to the environmental and economic challenges of climate change.

The Roadmap identifies the “right next steps” Summit leaders believe are needed to move toward these goals in the next year—from aligning workforce training programs with industry needs to integrating the state’s myriad climate adaptation efforts. It also includes a detailed set of proposals for how the Summit’s seven action teams plan to get this done—and who we must partner with to get there.

Read the Roadmap: A Roadmap to Shared Prosperity

Read about the Roadmap on our blog:
"Summit unveils 5-year roadmap to shared prosperity"


The California Economic Summit gathers together leaders from across the state in an unprecedented way to create shared economic agenda, one developed by private, public, and civic champions from the state's diverse regions with the goal of expanding prosperity for all.

The 2014 California Economic Summit - Capitol Day held in Sacramento in August was the third annual gathering of leaders focused on working together to put California's economy on a sustainable path for growth.

Capping the work of seven Action Teams and 16 regional forums in 2013, 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


Read a great wrap-up of the important themes that came out of the second annual California Economic Summit in 2013:
"Three big ideas to emerge from the California Economic Summit"

Continuing the collaboration of California Forward and the California Stewardship Network, the California Economic Summit enables Action Teams working on seven priorities designed to advance the state's triple bottom line: a prosperous economy, a sustainable environment and community equity.

Read the charters for the 2013 Action Teams:



We've built an Progress Tracker page to show the status of the priorities identified at regional forums across the state and developed at the annual statewide gathering.


Get involved with the Summit today to be a part of this process. Our work continues and we want to be sure your voice is heard!

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What is the California Economic Summit doing to reignite the state's economy, keep the state competitive and create jobs for Californians?
Read the Summit's 5-year plan with right next steps to broad, sustainable growth.
Keep track of the Signature Initiatives with our Progress Tracker
Special series on mapping California's infrastructure future