Research & California Economic Snapshots

The Academy delivers professional economic development reports including studies of best practices, industry surveys, as well as the California Economic Snapshot. The Snapshot offers CALED members, state and local officials, business leaders, and labor and community leaders with timely state-wide labor market information highlighting key economic performance indicators and projections of emerging trends affecting California’s economy.

Significant Reports & Programs

Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Program

The California Academy for Economic Development (CAED) and its managing partner, the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED) have embarked on an exciting partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Services (USDA-ARS), Office of Technology Transfer. After a year of discussions, a memorandum of understanding was signed in October of 2010 making CALED one of nine partners nationwide in the Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership (ATIP) Program. Learn more here.

California Rural Infrastructure Finance Guidebook

The California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), California Academy for Economic Development’s (CAED) managing partner, worked with other partners to develop this guidebook to provide a resource to help build capacity in infrastructure financing for rural communities and to move economic development projects forward. Learn more here.

EIFD Resources

Enhanced Infrastructure Finance Districts (EIFDs) are one of the key economic development finance tools in California. As a result, economic development professionals are hungry to learn more about what EIFDs are, how they can use them in their communities, and what are the challenges associated with EIFDs. CALED’s Economic Development Finance & Real Estate Committee (EDFRE) has created a series of resources explaining EIFDs. Click here to find resources that both focus on EIFDs as well as include them in larger economic development finance discussions.

Public Sector Economic Development Staffing Database & Needs Assessment


Growing Thriving Rural EDCs


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