2019 California Economic Summit annual meeting
November 7 @ 12:00 am - November 8 @ 9:00 am
The 2019 California Economic Summit annual meeting will be held in Fresno on November 7-8. It marks the first time the Summit will be hosted in the Central Valley. The announcement was made by California Forward and the California Stewardship Network today at the conclusion of the 2018 Summit in Santa Rosa. The two-day event attracted more than 500 public, private and civic sector leaders from across California.
“We are thrilled that California Forward and the California Stewardship Network have selected Fresno to host the Summit,” said Fresno Mayor Lee Brand. “The people of Fresno will extend a hearty welcome to the hundreds of influential people who will be coming from all over the state.”
The Summit has emerged as the only statewide meeting with a comprehensive agenda for taking on the challenges of our time: reducing California’s highest-in-the-nation poverty rate; rebuilding our middle class; restoring economic security and building community resiliency in a time of increasing global integration; greater automation; and climate change.
Summit Co-chair Lenny Mendonca read a letter from California Governor-elect Gavin Newsom at Friday afternoon’s closing plenary. It read, in part:
“I am eager to see the Summit’s ideas for how we can create more resilient communities, and for how we can revive rural resource-based economies in ways that also reduce catastrophic fires and support our climate change goals.”
Newsom has been integral to the California Economic Summit since it began seven years ago.