After three years of intensive collaboration with Brookings, public, private, and civic leaders in California’s Inland Empire have launched an ambitious strategy to expand opportunity and grow middle-class jobs in the region. In this episode, several of those leaders and Brookings experts discuss why this work is so important, how the Inland Empire reflects broader economic challenges and opportunities, and what other city-regions can learn to develop smarter approaches to building inclusive economic growth.
Thanks to participants from the Inland Empire:
Al Arguello, Bank of America
Paulette Brown-Hinds, Black Voice News
Michelle Decker, Inland Economic Growth and Opportunity
Paul Granillo, Inland Empire Economic Partnership
Brian Hawley, Luminex
Ron Loveridge, UC Riverside; former mayor of Riverside
Janice Rutherford, Second District Supervisor, San Bernardino
The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the Brookings Podcast Network.