San Francisco + San José + Oakland

The State of California's Economic Recovery


This event is exclusively for SPUR business members and invited guests. Please contact Amanda Fasenmyer, director of corporate philanthropy, at for information on how your organization can get involved and support our work.


Within weeks of the state-wide shelter-in-place order, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of the state’s Task Force on Jobs and Business Recovery. The announcement came as cities and regions across California were beginning to grapple with the economic fallout of COVID-19. In the months since, the state has carefully weighed public health guidance and residents’ safety with the preservation of jobs and small businesses in its efforts to reopen the economy.

Join SPUR and Kate Gordon, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, for a conversation on the state’s economic development initiatives and the plans to restart California’s economy.


Registration closes on Tuesday, September 22nd at 5 p.m. A link to the program will be sent to registered attendees on the evening of September 22nd. Please email advance questions for the speakers to Livesey Pack at


+ Kate Gordon, Director, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research

Kate Gordon has spent the past two decades working at the intersection of climate change, energy policy and economic development. Gordon was appointed Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research and Senior Advisor to the Governor on Climate by Governor Gavin Newsom. Trained as a community organizer, and later in law and regional economic development, her focus has long been on bringing diverse groups together to work toward a more sustainable, inclusive economy.




This event is generously sponsored by:



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This event is being held virtually.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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