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GO-Biz Announces Statewide California Competes Tax Credit Workshops
7/9/2015 5:46:00 PM
. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that it is holding a series of California Competes Tax Credit technical assistance workshops throughout the state.
GO-Biz Debuts California Business Portal for Small Business Owners
7/1/2015 6:46:00 PM
GO-Biz previewed the California Business Portal to small business owners. Watch the video to see what business owners are saying about the California Business Portal.
GO-Biz Launches New California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners
7/1/2015 1:34:00 PM
As part of an ongoing effort to provide more on-line tools to businesses, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced the launch of the California Business Portal, a one-stop-shop website for business owners looking for information and assistance. (
GO-Biz California Competes Committee Approves $49.8 Million in Tax Credits for 63 Companies
6/19/2015 7:38:00 AM
Building upon California’s nation leading job creation, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $49.8 million in tax credits for 63 companies expanding and creating jobs in California.
GO-Biz to Host May Webinars for Small Business Month
4/14/2015 5:34:00 PM
In celebration of Small Business Month, you are invited to join GO-Biz’s Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) for a series of free webinars to educate small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on important requirements and available resources.
Space is limited and registration is required – please register now!
GO-Biz News Brief (March 12, 2015)
3/12/2015 2:17:00 PM
A Cross Section of News from the Previous Week: (Bloomberg View)
Best State for Business? Yes, California
: There are plenty of reasons to presume that California must be a bad place to do business. Why then does the market, where buyers and sellers determine relative value, show otherwise? California-based companies surpass their competitors in the U.S. by most measures of performance favored by investors. California companies in the S&P 500 delivered returns of 134 percent; the closest big-state challenger was Florida, whose S&P companies had an 82 percent return, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Companies domiciled in California also outperformed the S&P 500 during the past four years by a margin of 23 percent.
GO-Biz Receives 253 Applications from Businesses Seeking California Competes Tax Credit to Add Jobs
2/6/2015 12:06:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – 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 announced that it received a total of 253 applications with a combined tax credit request of $289 million for the most recent California Competes Tax Credit application period which closed on February 2, 2015.
California Competes Committee Approves $31 Million in Tax Credits for 56 Companies Adding Jobs in CA
1/16/2015 1:42:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – Building upon the state’s efforts to bolster the economy, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved approximately $31 million in tax credits for 56 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. The awards approved by the Committee are projected to help these companies create roughly 4,900 jobs and generate over $900 million in investments across California.
Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Budget
1/9/2015 2:00:00 PM
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into schools and health care coverage, holds college tuition flat and delivers on Propositions 1 and 2 by investing in long overdue water projects and saving money, while continuing to chip away at the state’s other long-term liabilities – debt, infrastructure, retiree health care and climate change.
California-China Trade and Investment Office Hires Ken Petrilla as New Executive Director
12/18/2014 9:01:00 AM
SHANGHAI, CHINA – Positioning California to attract a growing share of China’s massive foreign investment pool and bolstering California-China trade, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and the Bay Area Council today announced the hiring of Ken Petrilla as the new Executive Director of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment. Petrilla was previously the head of the China Desk for Wells Fargo, the largest bank in the United States by market cap.
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