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Regions Rise Together


Regions Rising Together is a framework and policy directive that is emerging from the Newsom Administration.  But it has yet to be fully defined.  We will use this page to post more information about the development and direction of this policy as it develops.   


Its too early to have a lot of comments here. However, one consideration for CALCOG members will be how the ideas in a regional development framework connect and inter-relate with the Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.  Of course, the RTP would include any regional economic forecast strategy that had been broadly accepted by the cities and counties within the region.  

More Info:Agency Website
  • Framework Discussion Deck use California Forward workshop  (October, 2019)
  • Administration Op Ed by Lenny Mendonca & Kate Gordon, Press Enterprise (May 10, 2019)
  • Go Biz Story Map: Regions Rise Together (We are all Connected)

California Forward "Regions Up" Prosperity at Economic Summit (Fresno, Nov 7-8, 2019)

  • California Forward offered a "Regions Up" model for regional economic prosperity that called for a framework to foster economic growth in a manner that would forward environmental and equity objectives.  See the agenda and slide deck from Merek Gootman of the Brookings Institution.
  • Pre-Summit Workshops: Summary & Video on California Forward website
  • Jefferson Public Radio (North State): 18 minute interview of Go Biz Director Larry Mendonca, Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) (October 1, 2019)

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