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Ontario & California Announce Impact Investing Partnership
11/6/2014 3:25:00 PM
Today, the Province of Ontario and State of California announced a new impact investing partnership at the Social Finance Forum at MaRS Discovery District. Ontario and California partners will collaborate and co-invest in enabling impact investing infrastructure, knowledge exchange, venture exchange and joint programming to support industry development. The international collaboration is the first of its kind between two governments to grow and strengthen the impact investing marketplace across both jurisdictions. The partnership will also meet local objectives including driving job creation, mobilizing and increasing access to investment capital and achieving positive social and environmental impact. ...Read More
GO-Biz Receives 286 Applications from Businesses Seeking California Competes Tax Credit to Add Jobs
11/4/2014 2:27:00 PM
Building on the state’s effort to help businesses expand and create new jobs, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today released the preliminary numbers for the most recent California Competes Tax Credit application period which closed on October 27th.  This is the second fiscal year of the program and the first of three application periods scheduled for fiscal year 2014-15. ...Read More
GO-Biz Launches New Web Page - Breaking Barriers to Doing Business
10/30/2014 4:33:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – Building on the state’s efforts to streamline the permitting process and make it easier to business in the state, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today launched a new web page to highlight the best practices of business groups and state and local permitting agencies that are making their programs more user friendly for businesses. “GO-Biz and our partners are working to improve California’s business climate by streamlining permitting and incorporating efficiency measures developed by the private sector,” said GO-Biz director Kish Rajan. “The Breaking Barriers to Doing Business web page captures those efforts and encourages more state and local agencies to follow our lead and improve their process.” ...Read More
GO-Biz and Japanese Government Agree to Electric Vehicle Pilot Project in California
10/14/2014 4:59:00 PM
Building on the state’s efforts to add more zero emission vehicles to California roads, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Japanese governmental organization New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) today agreed to conduct a feasibility study for an Electric Vehicle (EV) demonstration project in California. A letter of intent (LOI) was concluded between GO-Biz director, Kish Rajan and NEDO executive director, Hiroshi Kuniyoshi, which facilitates a partnership to develop new fast charging electric vehicle stations in California. “California is working towards meeting the most ambitious zero emission vehicle goal in the U.S.,” said GO-Biz director Kish Rajan. “Today’s agreement furthers that effort and also expands our international partnership with Japan.” ...Read More
GO-Biz Announces California Competes Workshops and Webinars - Starting Sept. 29th
9/23/2014 6:23:00 PM
You are invited to join the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a free workshop on how to apply for the California Competes Tax Credit. Starting Monday, September 29th, GO-Biz will open the California Competes program and begin accepting applications for businesses that want to add jobs in California. The state will provide $151 million in tax credits this fiscal year to small, medium and large companies across the state. Last fiscal year, GO-Biz awarded $28.9 million to 29 companies that are planning to create 6,000 jobs and invest more than $2 billion in the state. Register today for a webinar or a free workshop in your area. ...Read More
Governor Brown Signs Legislation to Bolster State's Film and Television Industry
9/18/2014 3:28:00 PM
Taking action to keep cameras rolling in California, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today joined legislative leaders and dozens of film and television workers in Hollywood to sign bipartisan legislation - AB 1839 by Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul J. Bocanegra (D-Los Angeles) - that expands, extends and improves the state's Film and Television Tax Credit Program. ...Read More
Upcoming First Annual North Bay IHub Event Looks to Spur Economic Development
9/16/2014 4:53:00 PM
The North Bay iHub will host the first annual North Bay Innovation Week in the North Bay from Monday, September 15 to Friday, September 19, 2014. Join entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the North Bay Area for the first annual North Bay Innovation Week. During a series of decentralized conferences held throughout Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties, entrepreneurs and innovators alike will have the opportunity to share their passions, discuss illuminating concepts and practices, and network with other like-minded business professionals. ...Read More
Governor Brown to Welcome Mexico's President Enrique Peña Nieto to California Next Week
8/22/2014 3:10:00 PM

SACRAMENTO – Less than a month after meeting with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto during California’s Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. will welcome President Peña Nieto to California for events in Los Angeles and Sacramento next Monday and Tuesday.

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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.” ...Read More
PHOTOS: Governor Brown's First Day on the Mexico Trade Mission
7/21/2014 2:33:00 PM
MEXICO CITY – On the first full day of the Governor’s Trade and Investment Mission, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico E. Anthony Wayne, signed a climate change agreement with Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and joined Visit California and AeroMexico to launch a new marketing campaign in Mexico to promote travel to the Golden State. ...Read More
 

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