2019 California Economic Summit Focuses on Upward Mobility

Let’s create one million more homes, one million more skilled workers, one million acre-feet of water, and one million more jobs. That was the message delivered at the 2018 California Economic Summit, which took place on November 15 and 16 in Santa Rosa, CA.

Attended by OCBC’s Chris Reese, VP for Workforce & Economic Development, the Summit focused on developing the 2019 Roadmap to economic prosperity for the State of California, as well as elevating the California Dream with a beta launch of the California Forward Dream Index, a tool to measure Californians’ upward mobility.

Summit participants responded to calls by Governor-elect Gavin Newsom to increase the need for homes to 3.5 million, and the First 5 Commissions call to include Early Childhood Education.

An emerging theme of the Summit was that of modeling resiliency, as the host Sonoma County highlighted the partnerships and activities required to not only recover from their fires, but be prepared for future economic and environmental impacts to come.

The conference continues to provide strategies and tactics for Californians seeking solutions that triple the bottom line: economy, environment, and equity.

For more information, contact Chris Reese, OCBC Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development. To learn more about the Summit, click here.

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