CALIFORNIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT
CAN-DO CALIFORNIA: THRIVING REGIONS LEAD TO A THRIVING STATE
It is time for Californians from every region to stand up for smarter investments in infrastructure and people and to make the changes that will attract private capital, generate jobs and encourage sustainable communities.
On May 11, 2012, the California Stewardship Network and California Forward, a bipartisan governance reform effort engaging regional leaders to improve performance and democracy (www.cafwd.org), will host the first California Economic Summit, Can-Do California: Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State. The Summit will connect regional and state leaders to develop a statewide job creation and competitiveness implementation plan, and a broad coalition to support that agenda.
Regional Forums, conducted throughout the state in advance of the Summit, will identify economic opportunities and priorities for regional and state action. Building upon this regional input, the California Economic Summit will:
Develop a shared agenda to generate jobs by improving regional competitiveness
Align regional champions in support of a strong economic development strategy that will attract investment, promote sustainable growth and restore economic opportunity
Establish the Summit as a valuable process to annually refine and focus the agenda and strengthen the coalition of supporters
A policy framework is already emerging based upon recent reports including the Task Force on Jobs, Infrastructure and the Workforce prepared for Think Long Committee for California, An Economic Growth and Competitiveness Agenda completed by Brookings Institute/McKinsey Global Institute, and the California Stewardship Network’s Thriving Regions Lead to a Thriving State: A Shared Agenda for Action.
Download a copy of the 2012 Policy Playbook here.
Learn how to get involved at: CAEconomy.org