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.

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