Gavin Newsom to California’s critics: State is ‘still the envy of the world’
Friday, June 21, 2019
California is getting a bad rap from businesses and the national media, Gov. Gavin Newsom said, and he’s getting mighty tired of it.
“Every year, the (business) executive magazines come out and say, ‘California is the worst place to do business, No. 50 in the nation,’” the governor told The Chronicle’s editorial board. “They say the best places are Tennessee and Texas ... but if it’s all about (gross domestic product), we outperform everyone.”
California “is still the envy of the world,” Newsom said.