Inland California is the Backbone of Our State
With 11 million residents, the region accounts for nearly 30 percent of the state’s population, and stretches from Sacramento and Stockton through Fresno, Merced, Bakersfield, and the Inland Empire.
This heartland region represents the demographic and economic future of California. Investments and policies formulated today will have enormous ramifications for the continued success of the Golden State.
Inland California is also a land of innovators:
Social innovators who reach and empower communities through wide swaths of territory
Policy innovators who are rethinking housing and transportation to meet the needs of urban, suburban, and rural areas
Economic innovators re-framing economic development and workforce development to meet new challenges and opportunities such as automation and artificial intelligence
Political innovators who work across and beyond party lines to build strong regions together