The Milken Institute California Center is leading the way in identifying solutions to keep the state’s economy vibrant. By focusing on the connection between government policy and the state's economy, we can ensure that the steps we take today will improve the future of California and the world at large. We see California as a global incubator for innovation in policy, technology, and business.

The California Center focuses on:
  • Economic growth
  • Job creation
  • Revitalizing struggling regions
  • Infrastructure
  • Investment
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Human capital and education
  • Housing
  • Fiscal solutions
  • Renewable energy

California urgently needs to create jobs, update our infrastructure, revitalize our education system and create a friendlier business climate. We believe we can leverage the state's legacy of innovation as we take up these challenges.

The California Center produces rigorous, independent research - and maximizes the impact of our findings by convening influential stakeholders from the worlds of business, finance, policy and philanthropy. Together we advance financing strategies and smart policy approaches that can build a more prosperous future for California.

The California Center convenes unique, structured gatherings to present our research, promote solutions and build relationships among a wide variety of stakeholders. Our events range from the ambitious Milken Institute Summit to small private working groups where thought leaders can share ideas.

Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim Partners, is chairman of the California Center.

We are firmly committed to ensuring that our state remains a global leader. The steps we take today will determine California's future - and reverberate through the entire U.S. economy.



Executive Director, California Center and Managing Economist

Associate Director, California Center