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California Center

California Center
Advocating for policies that strengthen California’s position as a global leader in trade, entertainment, technology, agriculture, aerospace, and manufacturing

Overview

The Milken Institute California Center is dedicated to identifying solutions to strengthen California's role as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology, and business. Although one of the world's largest economies, California faces persistent challenges in affordable housing, infrastructure investment, and the future of work. We conduct research and develop programs that tackle these challenges with sustainable solutions, providing changemakers with the tools to fuel innovation and growth.

California by the Numbers

5th

California is the fifth largest economy in the world

49of 500

Of the Fortune 500 companies in 2018, 49 are headquartered in the Golden State

40million

California's population is expected to exceed 40 million in 2019

Recalibrating Workforce Development Across California

This report offers a roadmap to recovery by recommending state policy actions that will lead to a more resilient workforce of the future.

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The Vulnerable State of Hispanic Essential Workers in California

This report offers policy recommendations to address the economic and health care inequities that Hispanic essential workers experience in California.

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California Center One Pager
Everything you need to know about the California Center in one printable piece.
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