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Creativity is Big Business in CA

Earlier today, California State Assembly members heard testimony about the $155 billion impact of the Golden State’s "creative economy."

February 12, 2014 | California Economic Summit
College Chancellor on Bid to Combat Silicon Valley Prosperity Gap

A local community college chancellor sees opportunity for the region in a new $250 million, linked learning competitive grant.

February 4, 2014 | California Economic Summit
VIDEO: Upgrading California's Workforce Key Goal of Summit

California's legislature approved $250 million in grant money to spur schools and industry to partner up.

November 20, 2013 | California Economic Summit
California Bill Requires State to Attack Skills Gap

There's no arguing the facts: California's unemployment rate, as of May, was 8.6 percent. Yet there are more than 840,000 jobs available now.

California's Skilled Workforce of the Future Must Begin Training in the Classroom

A skilled workforce is seen as key to turning the California economy around.