Register now for the 2020 CA Economic Summit!

Register now for the 2020 CA Economic Summit!

Governor Newsom Among Those Slated to Speak in December

New Series: Voices of Shared Prosperity

New Series: Voices of Shared Prosperity

Highlighting Californians dedicated to building a more equitable and sustainable California for all

Regions Recover Together

Regions Recover Together

Catch full coverage and videos from our Regions Recover Together event

California Steps Up

California Steps Up

A Growing List of Organizations Helping During COVID-19 Crisis

NEW: 2020 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is out!

NEW: 2020 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity is out!

Updated strategy details top priorities of the CA Economic Summit

The 2019 Roadmap to Shared Prosperity, based on the input of more than 500 participants at the 2018 Summit in Santa Rosa, combines the best thinking and strategies from ensuring all Californians have the building blocks of the California Dream:

► Health and Well-being

► Housing, Mobility and Connectivity

► Lifelong Learning

► Ecosystem Vitality and Working Landscapes

► Prosperous Economies, Thriving Workers

► Effective Governance and Robust Democracy

► Inclusive Communities

"You're there demonstrating every single year a capacity to deliver on the things we promote and promise up in Sacramento."

- Gavin Newsom, California Governor

"I think the Summit's work is critical."

- CA State Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

"The work of CA Fwd is indicative of the fact that you can do it. You can find that common ground..."

- Ben Metcalf, Former Director of CA Dept. of Housing & Community Development

"There's been no other entity that's been able or willing to take on that challenge but CA Fwd & the Economic Summit has done just that."

- Ashley Swearengin, CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation

"We don't see too many of those conversations across the state & we need more people involved in this kind of dialogue.

- Oscar Chavez, California Stewardship Network

News & Commentary

Nominations now open for annual California Steward Leader Awards

10/01/2020 by CA Fwd

Award recognizes Californians who demonstrate exemplary steward leadership Read More

New State Broadband Action Plan Seeks Community-Based Input

09/30/2020 by Deb Kollars

First of two listening sessions draws diverse group of regional leaders Read More

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Commentary: Join us as we look toward the future

09/24/2020 by Nick Ortiz and Kristen Beall Watson

What is the future of the Bakersfield-Kern region? Read More

Report: Does state tax policy discourage housing production?


New report by SPUR and CA FWD delves into the relationship between tax policy and production of housing that is affordable  Read More