Economy & Governance

In considering how state policy might improve California’s economic performance – especially when comparing California policies to those in other states – it is essential to put California’s economic performance into the proper context and perspective. To that end, this report provides a rich and multi-dimensional empirical description of California’s economic performance relative to other states.

CaliforniaChoices.org was just relaunched for the November 2012 election, and the newly updated website examines the 11 statewide ballot measures and dissects available information into a highly accessible, one-stop-shop format.       The most popular section of the site continues to be the “Endorsements” table, which shows endorsements made by 25 groups of all political stripes for and against the 11 Propositions.

Our State, Our Regions.
Economic & Demographic Snapshot

California is composed of distinct regions with different economies and populations.  Each region is trying to create jobs that match the skills of its population.  In addition to recovery from the recession, each region is facing longer term structural issues arising from a growing mismatch between job demand and labor supply.

Investing in California explains what infrastructure is, how projects are financed, and what you can do to get involved.

Grapes, Electrons, Surf outlines different directions, trends, values, and options to create infrastructure investment solutions for our common future.

Next 10’s Water Trivia Quiz (“Contest”) is open to legal U.S. residents who reside in the State of California and are at least 18 years of age as of the Contest start date. Contest submission begins at 9:00 a.m. PST on Sept. 17, 2014, and ends at 5:00 p.m. PST on Sept. 23, 2014. Void where prohibited. To enter, go to http://nextten.org/water-quiz-2014 and submit your email address. Prize will be awarded through a random drawing. Only one (1) entry per person.

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