Economic Development

June 2, 2020

Long Beach’s John Keisler on Post-COVID Economic Opportunities

John Keisler highlights the role of the federal government in safeguarding unemployment assistance for those affected by the virus, as well as opines on the importance of transit for Long Beach’s workforce going forward.

February 4, 2020

SLATE-Z's Effie Turnbull-Sanders on Community-Driven Development for Resilience & Sustainability in South LA

SLATE-Z Executive Director Effie Turnbull Sanders on the partnerships and the place-based strategies that drive equitable workforce and community development in South LA.

October 23, 2019

CCA’s Lall: CD14’s Next Councilmember Must Champion Downtown as the ‘Civic, Cultural, and Economic Heart’ of LA

CCA's Jessica Lall highlights DTLA’s significance as the economic and cultural heart of LA, and—on issues from transit to homelessness—its impact on surrounding cities and the region.

October 17, 2019

Ken McCormick on Resurrecting Redevelopment for Missing-Middle Housing

McCormick argues that California's current lop-sided strategy of providing market-rate density-bonuses for affordability components fails to deliver the missing-middle housing the state needs most of all.

October 17, 2019

GO-Biz Chief Lenny Mendonca on the Future of Work

Lenny Mendonca and Dr. Fernando Guerra discuss the fundamental shift transforming the nature of work and how the nation-state of California reacts, defines, and regulates this fast-changing landscape.

August 20, 2019

Kosmont on the Fiscal Disincentives Undermining Local Approval of Housing Development

Larry Kosmont identifies the fiscal dysfunction driving city resistance to state-mandated density and offers institutional explanations for California’s current housing crisis.

April 15, 2019

A California Economy for Everyone: Newsom Business Chief Lenny Mendonca Addresses LAEDC

Governor Newsom's new Chief Business and Economic Adviser, Lenny Mendonca, on resilient budgeting, housing affordability, and ensuring that every person has a pathway to prosperity in California.

February 19, 2019

VX2019 Tackles The Promise & Uncertainties of Opportunity Zones and Value Creation

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma joined esteemed developers and financiers at VX2019 to explore the potential of Opportunity Zones.

December 20, 2018

Kosmont on How California Cities Should Ready Themselves for Opportunity Zone Investment

Larry Kosmont offers expert insight on how California might best take advantage of the new Opportunity Zones program to direct private investment toward integrated development and sustainability goals.

December 5, 2018

Will Opportunity Zones Spur Investment of Private Wealth into Underserved Communities?

To understand the impact of Opportunity Zone investment for California cities, TPR interviewed Ian Ross of Oppsites.

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