Helping To Define What It Means To Be ‘Made In California’

Let me start with an admission: government officials—at all levels—don’t do a good job of engaging the public as we grapple with big, complex challenges.

Hearings only go so far. Videos and social posts get into only so much detail and nuance. And, most importantly, most of what we do is based on how we want to communicate to you, not on how you want to engage with us.

Today, my team at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is launching a new podcast called Made in California to change that dynamic.

The podcast will be hosted by Aneesh Raman, our head of strategy and external affairs, who knows a bit about storytelling. He’s a former CNN reporter and Obama speechwriter.

He and our team will speak not just to members of the Gov. Gavin Newsom’s team but also to civic leaders across the state who are working toward more inclusive, sustainable, resilient, and equitable growth in California.

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