Thanks to participants, partners and sponsors for supporting and attending the 2017 California Economic Summit!
Coming this fall, the 2018 Summit will be held in Sonoma County.
The sixth annual statewide gathering of the state's largest public- and private-sector network advanced the progess made in workforce preparation, housing and community development, infrastructure and working landscapes.
The 2017 Summit sought to advance these ambitious themes during the event and in the coming year:
- Create a unifying triple-bottom-line vision for increasing economic security and upward mobility
- Expand the strength and diversity of the Summit network to increase its influence on state and local policy decisions
- Mature the Summit as a formal civic partner with government to advance triple-bottom-line policies
The Summit's yearlong process has made steady progress along the 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity, which was created through the contribution of hundreds of Californians and contains detailed plans to:
- Improve the workforce pipeline so more Californians can develop the skills they need to earn livable wages
- Increase the supply of housing near jobs and transit to reduce California’s sky-high cost of living, redirect wages into local economies, and ensure more people in the state have a safe place to live
- Expand regional water management to ensure all Californians live in healthy watersheds with reliable water supplies
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More About The Summit
The California Economic Summit catalyzes public and private sector commitments to the triple bottom line: simultaneous growth in the economy, improvement in environmental quality, and increased opportunity for all.
The Summit is the premier venue for Californians from different regions and perspectives to craft solutions to the driving questions of our times:
- California is leading on carbon reductions and has set some of the world’s most ambitious climate goals. How can we also make sure we are restoring upward mobility and producing middle-wage jobs that allow workers to flourish in a low-carbon economy?
- California is the epicenter of the tech revolution, but amidst the rise of the robots, many workers fear for their jobs. How do we prepare Californians to thrive in an automated workplace?
- California has one of the world’s largest, most dynamic and diverse economies. Faced with rising living costs and infrastructure challenges, how can California maintain a competitive advantage?
No one else is going to solve this problem for California. You can be part of the solution and register for the 2017 California Economic Summit today.
The Summit is a civic venture that requires contributions of time, talent and treasure. California Forward and the California Stewardship Network continue to convene hundreds of California experts and practitioners from all over the state. The California Economic Summit’s 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity sets the course for the future.
ROADMAP TO SHARED PROSPERITY
The California Economic Summit created the 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity to highlight a set of ambitious goals—the One Million Challenges—that will be vital to expanding sustainable economic growth in every part of California.
After sharpening this strategy at the 2016 Summit in Sacramento, the Summit’s expanding network of business, equity, environmental, and civic organizations have pledged to work together—and ahold themselves accountable—to producing, over the next decade:
One million more skilled workers
One million more homes
One million more acre-feet of water each year
Read the full Roadmap: 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity
HOW THE SUMMIT WORKS
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.
In advance of the 2016 California Economic Summit in Sacramento, Summit leaders looked ahead to identify priority areas of action for advancing prosperity over the next five years.
The resulting collaboration at the Summit helped launch the 2017 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity which is focused on accelerating progress in three key areas--Workforce, Housing and Water.
In its first five years, the Summit network of business, equity, environmental, and civic organizations has rallied around a strategic vision for sustainable economic growth—and built a track record of advancing these shared goals of the state’s economic regions. For California to prosper, the Summit believes progress must be accelerated in three key areas. These are the One Million Challenges. In the next decade, private, civic, and public-sector leaders have pledged to work together—and hold themselves accountable—to produce:
- ONE MILLION MORE SKILLED WORKERS
- ONE MILLION MORE HOMES
- ONE MILLION MORE ACRE-FEET OF WATER
ADVANCING THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE
Watch the video wrap-up of the important themes that came out of the 2016 California Economic Summit:
"California Economic Summit aims to restore upward mobility"