Wednesday, November 8th
A Conversation with Steve Ballmer
This year's California Summit opens with a conversation between giants of industry and philanthropy, Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers and co-founder of Ballmer Group, and Michael Milken, Chairman of the Milken Institute, for a broad-ranging discussion on California's position among the world's leading economies and the future of philanthropy in the state.
Investing in California's Future
California continues to outperform the national average in job growth, led by signature industries in trade, technology, entertainment, and tourism. While California continues to profit on this post-recession economic success, the state’s long-term economic foundation is threatened by the high cost of living, the lengthy regulatory process for new businesses, and increased competition from domestic and international markets in technology. To keep the golden state’s economic future bright, leaders in business and government must leverage opportunities around increasing investment in communities and higher education supporting the jobs of the future to spur continued innovation and growth. How can state leaders’ best leverage California’s economic and cultural advantages to keep the state’s economy vibrant and growing in the 21st century?
California Summit 2017November 8, 2017
UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, California