Visit our News page to find out more!
Area Development Magazine Awards GO-Biz and California First-Ever Gold Shovel Award
Further bolstering California’s position as the national leader in job creation, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that Area Development Magazine has awarded California its first-ever Gold Shovel Award for excellence in economic development and job creation.
In a big win for the Summit, the California Legislature passed a budget last week that includes $200 million for a new workforce training program that takes aim at the looming skills gap in every region of the state.
The new Strong Workforce Program will provide California Community Colleges with annual funding to expand access to career technical education courses and programs, while evolving regional coordination among schools and industry.
Sacramento, Calif. – Thursday June 16, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) California Competes Tax Credit committee convenes to vote on $46.7 million in tax credits for 67 businesses projected to create 4,235 jobs and make $1.3 billion in investments. The complete list of companies and the agenda is available here: http://bit.ly/1Uzxoa6
Thursday, June 16, 2016
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Department of Food and Agriculture Auditorium
1220 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Kern County has engaged TIP Strategies to lead the preparation of an Economic Diversification Plan for East Kern County communities. Chabin Concepts is assisting TIP and Kern County with the project. The plan will provide communities in the eastern portion of Kern County with economic development strategies, solutions, and tools.
Now, more than ever, it is important for economic developers in California to focus on keeping the businesses we have and helping them grow. With the negative perceptions about doing business in California and our business climate, attracting new business is not always the easiest form of economic development. And, as we’ve all heard before, “A bird in the hand, is better than two in the bush”.
It’s not new to hear that California’s business climate is a perpetual target of ridicule. Out-of-state politicians and critics of the state’s regulations have delighted in depicting California as an inhospitable place to do business. Last year, Kern EDC covered a similar story that shed light on contradicting evidence that proved California was actually one of the the largest, richest and most diverse economies in the United States, as well as one of the nation’s fastest-growing economies and a national leader in job creation.