AB 1348, as amended, Irwin. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.
The Economic Revitalization Act establishes the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, also known as “GO-Biz,” to serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, and economic growth.
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State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 12096.3 of the Government Code is
2amended to read:
The office shall serve the Governor as the lead entity
4for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues
5relating to business development, private sector investment, and
6economic growth. In this capacity, the office may do the
8(a) Recommend to the Governor and the Legislature new state
9policies, programs, and actions, or amendments to existing
10programs, advance statewide economic goals and respond to
11emerging economic problems and opportunities, and ensure that
12all state policies and programs conform to the adopted state
13economic and business development goals.
14(b) Coordinate the development of policies and criteria to ensure
15that federal grants administered or directly expended by state
16government advance statewide economic goals and objectives.
17(c) Market the business and investment opportunities available
18in California by working in partnership with local, regional, federal,
19and other state public and private institutions to encourage business
20development and investment in the state.
21(d) Provide, including, but not limited to, all of the following:
22(1) Economic and demographic data.
23(2) Financial information to help link businesses with state and
24local public and private programs.
25(3) Workforce information, including, but not limited to, labor
26availability, training, and education programs.
27(4) Transportation and infrastructure information.
28(5) Assistance in obtaining state and local permits.
29(6) Information on tax credits and other incentives.
30(7) Permitting, siting, and other regulatory information pertinent
31to business operations in the state.
32(e) Establish a well-advertised telephone number, an interactive
33Internet Web site, and an administrative structure that effectively
34supports the facilitation of business development and investment
35in the state.
P3 1(f) Encourage collaboration among research institutions, startup
2companies, local governments, venture capitalists, and economic
3development agencies to promote innovation.
4(g) In cooperation with the federal government, foster
5relationships with overseas entities to improve the state’s image
6as a destination for business investment and expansion.
7(h) Conduct research on the state’s business climate, including,
8but not limited to, research on how the state can remain on the
9leading edge of innovation and emerging sectors.
10(i) Support small businesses by providing information about
11accessing capital, complying with regulations, and supporting state
12initiatives that support small business.