U.S. Economy

California Makes America's Economy Great

The state's economy is not just big, but also booming -- growing faster than any nation. What's the secret?

Governor Jerry Brown says California's success is no fluke.

Photographer: Ken James/Bloomberg

Most of what makes America great is happening in California, where on Tuesday voters will decide the largest of the presidential primaries. The horse-race reportage from the campaign trail gets caught up in delegate counts and the daily back and forth, but beneath all that there is a consensus about the challenges facing the world: globalization, urbanization, climate change. California is addressing them better than any country, while simultaneously setting an example as the world's most diverse and dynamic economy.

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