Governor Newsom keynotes 2019 Summit

Governor Newsom keynotes 2019 Summit

Putting spotlight on inland California initiatives & more, Governor addressed Summit in Fresno

2019 Summit renews commitment to CA Dream

2019 Summit renews commitment to CA Dream

Summit makes news with announcements and continues tackling CA's biggest challenges

The Social Determinants of Health

The Social Determinants of Health

New CA Fwd report explores the key drivers shaping the quality of life and prosperity for all Californians

California's Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action

California's Wildfire Crisis: A Call to Action

CA Fwd report underscores the need for a collective moonshot to take on the state's extreme firestorms

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, CA 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, Director, CA Department 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

2019 Summit video recap: Capturing the energy of the largest Summit so far


Eighth annual gathering brought hundreds to Fresno, capping a year of highlighting inland California economies Read More

Wells Fargo commits $400,000 to California Forward to address housing affordability

11/25/2019 by CA Fwd

Investment will create statewide snapshot of housing needs to inform actionable strategies Read More

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CA Fwd and Summit partners urge California to adopt broadband action policy

11/22/2019 by Deb Kollars

Recommendations to Governor encourage a clear directive to prioritize high-speed internet across all regions Read More

California’s working landscape makes $333-billion impact on state economy


Industries related to agriculture and natural resources employ 1.5 million in California Read More