California’s 40 enterprise zones, which award tax credits to businesses for hiring disadvantaged workers, are typically run by public agencies such as cities, counties or joint powers authorities.
SACRAMENTO — California voters would be asked to decide the fate of the state’s controversial enterprise zones in November 2014 under a proposal Friday by the head of the state Democratic Party.
States this year awarded tax breaks to businesses, touted worker-training programs and even poached jobs from each other to boost their economies and create work for the nearly 12 million Americans still unemployed.
Advocates a comprehensive approach to repairing California’s broken system of governance while proposing policies and institutions vital for the state’s long-term future.
. . . addresses the issues that must be solved for our region’s economy to create jobs and energize economic activity today, in the next five years and over the long term. The approach aims to maximize local control and regional coordination.
To successfully compete, we must emulate what other states and nations are doing to attract high-skill, high-wage, high-tech and manufacturing jobs that ultimately help create more jobs across many manufacturing jobs that ultimately help create more jobs across many sectors. And, we must enact a series of game changers that will help make our state a leading economic engine once again.
. . . provides direct feedback from San Diego’s small business community about what they need to grow and thrive in our region.
. . . examines the effectiveness of two direct job creation policies: hiring credits – subsidies to employers to hire workers – and worker subsidies – subsidies to individuals to enter the labor market.
. . . roadmap for government and the nonprofit community to collaborate more effectively in ensuring Orange County’s quality of life is available to everyone, particularly in qualified Red-Zone census tracts.
. . . regional research encompassed five distinct measurements: regional trends and current economic conditions assessment; regional business cluster analysis; base economic foundations evaluation; and a regional economic development ecosystem analysis.
. . . the Plan and the activities contained within have been embraced by the region’s leading economic development organizations and their business leadership, and has been officially adopted by five counties, 15 cities and two workforce investment boards thus far as their “economic game plan.”
“. . . offers an in-depth look at the city’s economy — its workforce, industries and business trends — and recommends what city and business leaders can do to make L.A. more competitive regional and globally. “
Last year, Texas exported $249 billion in goods and services, compared the Golden State’s $159 billion. This report from the Milken Institute charts a path for how the state can reverse the trend.
. . .plan for creating more widespread prosperity across the county.
“. . . examines the history and impact of both public investment and publicly documented private equity investment in the Central Valley. It includes recommendations for strengthening economic development by leveraging current investment and driving future investment in the region. “