Economy

November 8, 2013

California Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez Announces Bid for State Controller

John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California State Assembly, discusses the California economy and announces his bid for California State Controller in the Town Hall Los Angeles keynote, "California: A Global Contender."

November 3, 2011

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom: Regaining California’s Place as America’s Opportunity Capital

Snap out of it, California! Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with Bill Allen, president and CEO of the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, on the trajectories of the California economy. The Golden State once led the U.S. in job growth, but these figures have slumped since the 1980s. Lt. Gov. Newsom holds that the green economy, trade, manufacturing, and a skilled workforce will play strongly towards ensuring California's future prosperity.

June 4, 2013

Brookings' Bruce Katz: The New Silk Road - US 21st Century Economy Powered by Exports, Energy & Innovation

Bruce Katz, president and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, explains how the economies of America's largest metropolitan areas are driving the country's future prosperity.

March 29, 2012

Mayor Richard Daley: The Vital Role of Metropolitan Regions in Boosting Exports

Former Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley spoke at the Global Cities Initiative on March 21—a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. Mayor Daley focuses on the steps major US cities must take to compete for jobs, business, and branding at an international scale, pointing to his efforts as Mayor to revive Chicago’s economic horizon. Through education, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships, cities can prepare for an interconnected world.

March 19, 2012

Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institute: A Deadlocked Washington Means US Metro Regions Must Address Manufacturing and Exports

Bruce Katz’s Export Nation 2012 examines the role that exports sectors in US metro areas play in a new global economy. Regions like Los Angeles hold vital positions in a country that does not properly value its export industries, and metro areas should take steps to establish positions in an increasingly urban global economy. TPR spoke with Katz ahead of his March 21 Global Cities Forum at USC. 

September 1, 2003

Kotkin: Innovation, Immigrant Entrepreneurs Helped LA & Houston Recover – It Can Work For NYC, T00

Joel Kotkin argues that New York could learn from LA's and Houston's successful recoveries from the recession of the late 1980s.

September 1, 2003

Regional Governance Key To Remaining Competetive In A Globalized Economy

SCAG Executive Director Mark Pisano discusses strategies for regional governance.

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