Promising Practices

Innovative Models for Change

LOS ANGELES REGION: Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is the Southern California region’s premier economic development organization, ... more

Workforce Talent Development

FRESNO REGION: The Fresno Area has focused on transformational change since the launch of the Collaborative Regional Initiative (CRI) in 1999. Projects and initia... more

Workforce Talent Development

MONTEREY BAY REGION:  Monterey Bay Internships (MBI) is a resource that helps ease the transition for young adults from higher education to the workforce. Employ... more

Innovative Models for Change

MONTEREY BAY REGION: Monterey Bay Economic Partnership (MBEP) works with partners to support a thriving region with quality jobs, excellent education, health care, ... more


REDWOOD COAST: Redwood Coast Rural Action (RCRA) is a regional approach to addressing the economy, the environment, and social equity. Founded in 2002, RCRA ... more


SAN LUIS OBISPO REGION: Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC) is a regional non-profit, economic development organization committed to developing a vibrant and ... more

Food and Agriculture

SACRAMENTO REGION: The Sacramento Region Food System Action Plan creates the common framework needed for multiple, diverse stakeholders to transform our regional ... more

Convening Public/Private/Community

SACRAMENTO REGION: Since 1994 Valley Vision has strengthened communities through research, collaboration and leadership. It is a social enterprise focused on ... more

Workforce Talent Development

SONOMA REGION: The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) provides assistance services encouraging the startup, retention and expansion of Sonoma County ... more

Workforce Talent Development

SACRAMENTO REGION: Scholarship Sacramento, a project of Valley Vision, addresses the academic achievement gap by providing scholarship information and capacity ... more