Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts.
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Governor Newsom has tasked the Future of Work Commission to develop a new social compact for California workers, based on an expansive vision for economic equity that takes work and jobs as the starting point.
Regions Rise Together is focused on supporting a “regions up” approach to economic development and connecting California’s diverse regions, so we are all working together towards an inclusive and sustainable economic future.
The Entrepreneurship Task Force serves as a bridge between the State of California and the entrepreneurial community – sharing ideas and solutions to propel California’s next generation of innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses.
GO-Biz Economic Impact
Dollars in New Investments Committed by Businesses Across the State Awarded by the California Competes Tax Credit
Dollars in Direct In-State Spending by Film Tax Credit 2.0 Recipients
Small Business Jobs Created or Retained With Help From IBank's 2018-19 Loan Guarantees
California is known for its spirit of innovation. The people that embody this spirit live throughout the entire state. We at Bitwise Industries believe that by making opportunities in tech available to all, we can change the face of an industry and reignite economies.
Irma Olguin Jr., co-founder of Bitwise Industries in Fresno
As a small business in California, we are extremely grateful for our customers who have trusted us to meet their electrical and energy needs, for all the resources and opportunities available to help small businesses grow and our state’s commitment to workforce and business development.
Windell Pascascio Jr., President, Imperial Electric Service Inc
The CA SBDC program is excited at what another year of funding from Go-Biz will mean to the small business community throughout the state. Go-Biz funding will allow the SBDC’s to expand its reach and create innovative and impactful programs that will lead to the growth of existing businesses and the start of many new businesses in underserved and underrepresented areas.
Mike Daniels, Regional Director Orange County / Inland Empire SBDC Network
These funds allow the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Network to leverage our federal dollars to support significantly more small businesses in the greater Los Angeles region. In the program’s first year, we counseled over 2,500 more clients than the previous year, leading to our highest levels of economic impact to date. Continued funding will further expand our client base and lead to development of new programs designed to increase support for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Pat Nye, Regional Director of the Los Angeles Small Business Development Network
The 13 Women’s Business Centers in California were pleased to receive TAEP funding this year at record levels. This historic funding allows the Centers to expand the reach and breadth of their services for under-served women entrepreneurs across the state at a time when the capital access and wealth gap for communities of color looms so large in California. In addition to vigorous entrepreneurial training and business coaching, expansion efforts include adding curriculum in different languages, and opening new offices in locations such as Bakersfield and Redding.
Nancy Swift, Executive Director of Jefferson Economic Development Institute and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Network of California Women’s Business Centers
News & Press Releases
Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor Releases Joint Statement with California Labor Secretary on January Employment Numbers
Following the California EDD release of the state’s employment data from January, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of GO-Biz, Lenny Mendonca issued the following joint statement…
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced the creation of the California Export Training Network, a multi-organizational partnership focused on better preparing…
Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from December, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor …
Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from November, Lenny Mendonca issued the following…
Made in California Podcast
Social media and press releases only scratch the surface, that’s why the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is getting into the details! Join us for the Made in California podcast as we discuss jobs, the economy, entrepreneurship and the innovation taking place here in California.
The podcast is hosted by Aneesh Raman, our Senior Advisor for strategy and external affairs. Aneesh will interview some of the state’s top leaders and thinkers on what it takes to make sure we have an economy that works for everyone and is built to last, for this generation and the next. It’s an exciting time for our state, we hope you’ll join us!
IBank provides financial assistance to support infrastructure and economic development in California.
Visit California works with the state’s travel industry to develop marketing programs that inspire travel to California.