OP-ED: ? California's Economic Prosperity
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Economic expansion, high-paying jobs, reducing poverty
Though California is the world's 5th largest economy, we must expand economic prosperity. With over 20% of our population living below the poverty line, we have the nation's highest poverty rate. Our skilled labor shortage means that high-paying jobs often go unfilled and our job creation infrastructure, including career tech education, is lacking.
Bi-partisan legislation, Assembly Bill 2596, will require the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz) to produce an Economic Development Strategic Action Plan for California by January 10, 2020.