Redwood Region RISE (California Jobs First)

Welcome to Redwood Region RISE (Resilient Inclusive Sustainable Economy)'s Planning Phase efforts. We are a regional community coalition of 130 seated members engaging a community of a thousand residents working together to plan for and develop a 10-year vision to bring good, sustainable jobs to Tribal Lands, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, and Mendocino Counties - through the California Jobs First initiative.

We envision the Redwood Region a healing place where everyone belongs, with stable jobs, accessible healthcare, and a flourishing natural environment. Together, we work towards a future where anyone can thrive.
Redwood Region RISE aims to...
  1. Create thriving-wage opportunities for workers in our Region ("quality jobs")
  2. Pursue sustainable economic growth (diversifying our local and regional economies)
  3. Advance California’s goals for a climate-forward future (carbon-neutrality and beyond)
  4. Creating inclusive Planning Tables that empower communities that don't always participate in or benefit from economic development planning processes.

Together, we have created a data-driven snapshot of our region to guide equitable investments. The first part of this Regional Roadmapour Regional Plan Part 1—has been completed. The second part, Regional Plan Part 2, will be shared at the end of July, when both Plans will be open for Public Comment ahead of submitting the finalized Roadmap to the State in late August 2024.

Download Regional Plan Part 1

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Join Redwood Region RISE's Efforts

There's many ways to get involved with RRRISE. Whether you have a great idea for a regional project to uplift priority communities, want to join our Tables, attend our public meetings and activities, or just stay informed on the process through our newsletters... We'd love to have you on board! 

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Redwood Region RISE - Strategic Investments into our Communities

    Who Makes Up Redwood Region RISE's Collaborative?

    Log Your Project Here

    Do you have a project with regional impact that align with the goals of the our Collaborative? Make sure to log it in our Project Inventory! This serves as a "letter of intent", and will help our Collaborative get a sense of the projects and initiatives in our region. Making tangible the important and great work taking place will help us to regionally align efforts, and strengthen our individual and collective competitiveness. If you've agreed to publicize your project, your submission will be reviewed by the Collaborative, and we will follow up shortly.

    Go to our Project Inventory Form

    See if your project aligns with RRRISE

    Review the "Project Readiness Document"

    Latest Redwood Region RISE News

    Things happen fast in California Jobs First land! Check out our news page to get the latest information on our efforts, including the Catalyst Program, job openings, our key deliverables, activities, and much more.

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    Timeline For Our Collaborative's Efforts

    Are you curious to find out more about the different phases and priorities for our region's California Jobs First initiative? Read more about our three main stages and key priorities by clicking the button below.

    Navigate our Timeline

    Where Are We At? Check Out Our Work Plan Video

    Watch Progress Video

    Download Slide Deck

    Latest Redwood Region RISE Newsletters

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    Would you like to stay up to date on Redwood Region RISE's efforts? Join our Mailing List and receive up to four RRRISE Mailers monthly, aimed to inform, inspire, and engage communities across 32 Tribal Nations, Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino Counties.
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    Background Information

    Building an Inclusive and Equitable Economy: Community Economic Resilience Fund