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CA Economic Development

CA Economic Development
Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra

Calif. Asm. Bocanegra Introduces Legislation to Help Fund Film and TV Workforce Development Programs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), the author of the current California Film Tax Credit, and Assemblymember Ian Calderon (D-Whittier) proposed legislation today (AB1664) to increase funding for entertainment industry job-training programs to help build a bigger workforce of below-the-line workers in California.
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Signs Historic Legislation for Mixed-Income Development in Sunnydale

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee last week (Feb. 1) signed historic legislation to authorize the phased redevelopment of the Potrero Terrace and Annex and Sunnydale public housing sites, both part of the City’s HOPE SF neighborhood transformation initiative.
2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum

2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum welcomes Key Startups and Industry Figures in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Several promising neurotechnology firms and key industry figures will present at the 2016 Neurotech Leaders Forum. The 16th annual event will take place October 24-25 in San Francisco, presented by Neurotech Reports. Keynote speaker at this year's event on October 24 will be Doug Weber, who serves as program manager for DARPA's Biological Technologies Office.
Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup

Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup in S.F. features Workshops, Local Food and Live Music

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center presents Renaissance Bay Area Makers Popup - a shopping experience featuring over 30 of our Alumni and some of the most diverse and talented makers on September 10, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at The Yard at Mission Rock.
California Women in Business

Connecting Women to Power Business Conference 2016 comes to Carson, Calif.

CARSON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The "Connecting Women to Power Business Conference: Navigating Beyond Your Limits" brings together entrepreneurs and leaders from major corporations,...
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall to Introduce Wage Equality Act of 2016 – SB 1063

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) will be joined by civil rights and minority leaders from...

Specialty food for a special cause: Food Philippines brings social enterprises to 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Sixteen Philippine companies are participating in this year's Winter Fancy Food Show (WFFS) slated at the Moscone Convention Center, San Francisco, January 17-19, the Philippine Trade and Investment Center Silicon Valley announced today. Each with an advocacy at the heart of its business, these companies bring with them narratives of the people, places, and practices incidental and instrumental to their production.

New on iTunes: Augmented Reality Collaboration between Civic Resource Group and Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Civic Resource Group and the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism today announced the availability of the Augmented Reality 'VisitPalmSprings' App on iTunes. The joint collaboration achieves the goal of designing and delivering a mobile solution that provides instant, multi-aspect navigation data. Residents, visitors and tourists now have instant access to a broad range of information about the city on their mobile device.
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Introduces Manufacturing Jobs Bill, inspired by 'Race to the Top'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week in Washington, D.C., U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Brad Ashford (D-Omaha, Neb.) today...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Signed into Law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Governor Jerry Brown (D – California) has signed a package of bills into law by Senator Isadore Hall,...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislation to Modernize and Diversify Development at the Port of LA Approved by Legislature

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This week , the California State Legislature has given its approval to a package of bills by Senator...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Gov. Brown and Assemblyman Gatto Announce Participating California Agencies in Innovation Award

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today Calif. Governor Brown and Assemblyman Gatto (D-Glendale) announced the participating agencies of the California Innovation Award, established by...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza Appointed to California Commission on Economic Development

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee announced today his appointment by...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Blockbuster Hit with Local Jobs – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ –- Today, the California Film Commission announced the first round of recipients for feature films and independent projects, bringing back...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

With American Worker Mobility Act, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Continues Fight to Help Long-Term Unemployed Americans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) continued his commitment to ending long-term unemployment...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Jobs on the Rise: $1 Million Tax Credit Awarded to Paramount's Weber Metals to Grow Staff

PARAMOUNT, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) announced the award of a $1 million tax credit to Paramount-based Weber Metals,...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gatto's California Film Tax Credit Legislation is a Hit with the Motion Picture Production Industry

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the California Film Commission announced that four major television productions will be relocating to California from out of...
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Increased Funding to Strengthen San Francisco Immigrant Community

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced $10 million in total budget funding over two years...
Smart Cities Prevail

Study: Prevailing Wage Adds 17.5K Jobs to California Economy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Prevailing Wage policies add 17,500 jobs and $1.4 billion in output across California's economy, according to a new study released today by Smart Cities Prevail – a leading construction industry education and research organization.
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall and Assemblymember Adam Gray Introduce Legislation Authorizing iPoker in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Chairman of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee and Assemblymember Adam...
Isadore Hall 2.13.15

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports Pres. Day Weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports this weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tonight, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime...
SF Mayor Edwin Lee

S.F. Mayor Lee Announces $25.6 Million in U.S. HUD Grants for Homeless Programs in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Mayor Edwin M. Lee on Tuesday announced that the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded...
Gov Brown

California Governor Brown Proposes 2015-16 State Balanced Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. proposed a carefully balanced budget that injects billions of dollars more into...

Winter Fancy Food Show 2015: Food Philippines highlights the health benefits of coconut products

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, in partnership with the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2015 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 11-13, 2015.
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Gov. Brown Announces Appointments for Oct. 22, 2014 including to California Film Commission

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Wednesday, Calif. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced the following appointments. First, Thomas Davis, 56, of Sherman...
Smart Cities Prevail

Smart Cities Prevail to Palo Alto: Pay Prevailing Wage

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In advance of tomorrow's soft opening of the still incomplete Mitchell Park Library, Dale Howard, spokesperson for Smart Cities Prevail, issued the following statement regarding the status of the troubled project, and called on city officials to change prevailing wage policy to mitigate similar problems in the future:
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Gov. Brown Signs Bill Cutting Byzantine California Solar Rooftop Permitting Procedures for Homeowners – AB 2188

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Hardhat-wearing solar installers, local business leaders, and elected officials gathered at the Torrance Chamber of Commerce today to celebrate...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas Introduces Bipartisan, Bicameral Manufacturing Job Creation Bill

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last week, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) introduced legislation that will create an annual $100...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Gov. Brown Signs Historic Deal for California Film Tax Credit Extension for Five Years

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- After months of intensive negotiations, Calif. Governor Jerry Brown joined Assemblymembers Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima)...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Assembly Passes Bill that Levels Playing Field for Aerospace Companies – SB 718

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Assemblymember Muratsuchi, Chair of the Select Committee on Aerospace, released the following statement on the passage of SB 718...

Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi Statement on Solar Lobby Day with Tech Firms at State Capitol to promote AB 2188

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi released the following statement on the Solar Lobby Day that was jointly sponsored by The...
Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

California and Mexico Sign Pact to Strengthen Economic Ties and Expand Trade

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and MEXICO CITY /California Newswire/ -- On the final day of the California Trade and Investment Mission to Mexico, Governor Edmund G....
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas' Bill Seeks More Diverse Small Business Funding with HUBZone

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in Washington, D.C., Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced legislation allowing equal access to the Small Business...
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film and Television Job Creation Act Passes Final Policy Committee – AB 1839

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014, cleared a major legislative hurdle...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cárdenas helps Protect U.S. Companies from 'Patent Trolls'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) and Blake Farenthold (R-Corpus Christi, Texas) introduced...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Bill Incentivizing Small Business Growth Approved by State Assembly – AB 2096

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Bill (AB) 2096, authored by Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D – Torrance) and sponsored by Small Business California, passed...
Assemblymember Muratsuchi

Calif. Aerospace Tax Incentive Act Signed by Governor Brown – AB 777

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill (AB) 777 authored by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance). AB 777 provides a...
Calif Gov Brown

Calif. Governor Brown Announces New Hiring Credit Pilot Areas in Fresno, Merced and Riverside

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Building on efforts to grow California's economy and help businesses create jobs, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on Thursday...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

AMP SoCal : Cárdenas, Southern Calif. Reps Push For Manufacturing Jobs In Southern California

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) led several of his fellow Southern California Representatives in supporting...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles)

California 'X-Prize' Bill Clears Committee – Gatto's Legislation Would Offer Prize for Innovative Ideas to Streamline State Government

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California took one small step today in what could be a giant leap for good-government advocates, passing Assemblyman Mike...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. State Assembly Arts and Entertainment Committee Green Lights the Film and Television Job Creation Act by Bocanegra and Gatto

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AB 1839, the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act of 2014 passed the Assembly Arts, Entertainment,...
L.A. Mayor Garcetti

L.A. Mayor Garcetti names Ken Ziffren to Manage Entertainment Industry Initiatives

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday appointed Ken Ziffren to be his chief advisor on motion picture and...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Meets with Local Business Leaders for National Association of Manufacturers Congressional Dialogue series

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) participated in the National Association of Manufacturers Congressional Dialogue series Monday,...

Food Philippines makes its way to 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show with finest organic and specialty foods and beverages

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Philippine Department of Trade and Industry, through the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions, and the Philippine Trade and Investment Centers in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, is gearing up for the Philippine participation at the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show on January 19-21, 2014.
Lee and Mewawalla Nov 2013

First San Francisco Entrepreneurship-in-Residence Program in Collaboration with The White House Announces Finalists for 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Inspired by President Obama's call, "We've got to have the brightest minds to help solve our biggest challenges,"...
Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi

Stakeholders agree that the Aerospace Industry is critical to California's economy and additional resources are needed

TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Assemblymember Muratsuchi (D-Torrance), joined by Michael Rossi, Senior Advisor for Jobs and Business Development for Governor Brown,...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Lee Launches Nation’s First Living Innovation Zone

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee, as part of Innovation Month, officially opened the nation’s first...
S.F. Mayor Edwin M. Lee

SF Mayor Ed Lee Launches New Microloan Pilot Program for San Francisco to Invest In Neighborhood Commercial Districts

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- This past week, S.F. Mayor Ed Lee announced the launch of the StepAheadSF Microloan Pilot Program, a new...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

California Film and Tax Credit Legislation to be Crafted by Assembly and Senate Appropriations Chairs

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) announced today that they will introduce...

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