California’s economy isn’t just L.A. and Silicon Valley. We need a statewide strategy

We all feel California is in the driver’s seat. The Golden State has the keys to the most innovative economy in the world, yet we are constantly managing economic crises in housing, poverty, homelessness, and infrastructure.

Why are we faced with these ongoing, systemic issues when we are the world leader in innovation and fuel the strongest economic engine in the country?

California should independently, regularly and cohesively measure its economic behaviors and build a comprehensive statewide economic development plan, as well as create an opportunity for constructive dialogue on the unique needs and features of our state.