Inland Leaders Present at Webinar on Equitable Economic Development across California

May 16, 2023
May 16, 2023 Noraly Sainz

Inland Leaders Present at Webinar on Equitable Economic Development across California

On Friday, January 20 at noon, the Little Hoover Commission will hold a webinar to discuss how California can do more to facilitate inclusive regional economic development.

The Commission will be joined by representatives from the Central Valley Community Foundation, Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO), and Uplift San Bernardino, 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.

The Little Hoover Commission will share its recommendations for helping California state leaders sustain and advance equitable regional economic development in the long term. The Commission is honored to be joined by Ashley Swearengin, Former Mayor of Fresno; President and CEO, Central Valley Community Foundation; Jackie Melendez, Executive Director, Inland Economic Growth & Opportunity (IEGO); Karen Suarez, Director, Uplift San Bernardino; Co-Chair, IEGO.

The webinar will feature a question and answer period where members of the public will have an opportunity to ask a question to our panel on the webinar’s topic. The Q&A will be moderated by Commission staff, who will ask questions to the appropriate panelist. Those interested in participating may send questions via the Zoom chat box, found on the bottom right hand part of the screen. Questions will be visible to all panelists but will not be visible to other members of the public. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected]

Registration for this event is not required but anyone interested in follow-up information after the webinar, are asked to sign-up for the event on Eventbrite.

The Little Hoover Commission is America’s only permanent, independent citizens commission working to improve state government. A nonpartisan oversight agency created in 1962, the Commission includes 13 Commissioners appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders. The Commission’s mission is to investigate state operations and promote efficiency, economy, and improved service.

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