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In its report, Equitable Economic Development across California, the Little Hoover Commission urges California to do more to facilitate inclusive regional economic development. At noon on Friday, January 20, 2023, the Commission will hold a webinar to discuss this call for action.


The Commission is honored to be joined by former Mayor of Fresno and Central Valley Community Foundation President and CEO Ashley Swearengin; Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO) Executive Director Jackie Melendez; and Uplift San Bernardino Director and IEGO Co-Chair Karen Suarez, who will share their perspective on inclusive regional economic development, on California’s recent steps to encourage equitable regional development, and on what more state government can do to support regional economies, especially in California’s less prosperous regions.