About Us

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as the State of California’s leader for job growth and economic development efforts. 

Our Core Values

Customer-centric:
We provide timely, responsive customer service that exceeds expectations, anticipating stakeholders’ needs and going the extra mile to assist them.

Results-driven:
We are results-driven in our work, achieving tangible outcomes for our stakeholders and California.

Collaborative:
We engage and communicate effectively both internally and externally, knowing that our success hinges on effective collaborations.

Agile:
We move at the speed of business, being innovative and forward-thinking in how we approach our work, streamlining and optimizing how we deliver value.

Ethical:
We take personal responsibility for our actions, words, and conduct, holding ourselves accountable, treating others with respect, and being transparent in how we do business with the resources entrusted to us by Californians.

Services

We offer a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more.

We have staff dedicated to support businesses who are experts in the following areas:

Other GO-Biz affiliations include:


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