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NEWS: GO-Biz Completes Lean 6-Sigma Efficiency Training for State Officials
7/22/2014 2:27:00 PM
Building on the Administration’s efforts to make state government more efficient, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that 26 state officials across various agencies and departments completed the Lean 6-Sigma training program administered by GO-Biz to help streamline permitting and make state government more effective. “GO-Biz is working to make state government more user friendly by incorporating efficiency measures developed by the private sector,” said Governor Brown’s senior advisor for jobs and business development Mike Rossi. “Ultimately, this helps businesses navigate the permitting and regulatory system more easily and allows them to get back to running their business.”
California Competes Committee Approves $28.9 Million in Tax Credits for 29 Companies Adding Jobs
6/19/2014 2:15:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee today approved $28.9 million in tax credits for 29 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. “The inaugural round of California Competes awardees represents a broad range of industries and regions across California,” said committee chair Michael E. Rossi. “I am confident these companies will use the tax credits to invest in their business, hire more people and contribute to California’s ongoing economic growth.”
MEDIA: GO-Biz Releases List of Companies Set to Receive $30 Million in Cal Competes Tax Credits
6/10/2014 10:56:00 AM
As part of the administration’s ongoing efforts to bolster California’s business climate, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released the final list of 31 companies it is recommending for the first allocation of California Competes tax credits totaling $30 million. “The California Competes tax credit encourages businesses large and small to expand in California and create good paying jobs in a variety of industries,” said GO-Biz director Kish Rajan.
Statement from Director Kish Rajan on Plans to Keep the Sriracha Plant in California
5/29/2014 1:16:00 PM
Director Kish Rajan: “I am pleased the city of Irwindale agreed to drop the lawsuit against Huy Fong Foods and work with CEO David Tran on a resolution. This week GO-Biz staff was glad to take part in positive conversations among city officials and Mr. Tran that ultimately we expect will balance the public interest and keep the Sriracha plant in California.”
GO-Biz Press Release: California Awarded Federal Manufacturing Designation by Sec. Pritzker
5/28/2014 4:29:00 PM
Building on California’s national leadership in manufacturing, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that Southern California has been designated a national ‘Manufacturing Community’ by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker as part of the federal Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) initiative. “Southern California’s designation as a national manufacturing community further underscores California’s place as the U.S. leader in manufacturing companies, jobs and output,” said GO-Biz Director Kish Rajan. “This designation demonstrates that Governor Brown’s efforts to strengthen the California manufacturing industry are gaining national attention and we look forward to working with Mayor Garcetti to continue to deliver resources to Southern California’s manufacturing companies.” The effort to designate Southern California as a national manufacturing community was led by the University of Southern California Center for Economic Development along with GO-Biz, Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) and more.
Governor Brown to Lead Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico - Recruiting Business Delegates
4/30/2014 9:02:00 AM
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he will lead a Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico during the last week of July 2014 to strengthen ties with California's neighbor and largest export market. "Reducing our oil consumption, two-thirds of which is imported by ships and tank cars, will take time, breakthrough technologies and steadfast commitment. It will also require that the countries which burn the most fossil fuel join with us," Governor Brown said in his 2014 State of the State address. "We've started building those partnerships with other states and countries like China. We will go to Mexico next. California can't do this alone."
Governor Brown Signs Commercial Space Flight Legislation (AB 777)
4/30/2014 8:57:00 AM
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill - AB 777 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) - Taxes: exemption: space flight property.
Gov. Brown Announces New Hiring Credit Pilot Areas
4/25/2014 3:15:00 PM
Building on efforts to grow California’s economy and help businesses create jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced new tax incentives for employers hiring workers in Fresno, Merced and Riverside. “The state’s economy is steadily improving and more than a million Californians are back to work after the massive mortgage meltdown,” said Governor Brown. “These tax credits will spur new jobs and help communities hardest hit by the recession.”
VIDEO: How to Apply for California Competes Tax Credit
3/25/2014 10:55:00 AM
The following video takes business owners through the on-line application for the California Competes Tax Credit. The application period is open until April 14th, 2014. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply for free today!
GO-Biz to Host Regional 'CA Competes' Workshops - How Your Business Can Apply for New Tax Credits
3/6/2014 4:25:00 PM
Join the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit program available from the state. The California Competes Program provides upwards of $180 million in tax credits over the next two years for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California.
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