Invest in California: Plan for Job Creation and Economic Recovery
Report and policy recommendations on the California economy from Bob Baglenorth and Art Pulaski, team members of the California Economic Summit. Covers incentives to recruit and keep manufacturing in the state, reforming education and encouraging innovation, and investing in infrastructure:
"Historically, California has been a place that fosters big, bold ideas. We led the technological revolution in everything from computers to solar panels. Our world-class universities gave thinkers a place to innovate and invent and our schools turned out the most productive and skilled workers in the world. Our infrastructure of roads, bridges, rail and ports connected our economy to the rest of the country and the world. California’s high standards and booming economy made us a beacon of innovation and prosperity for generations.
Shortsighted policies and an alarming lack of investment in our state place at risk California’s role as a global leader. Today, California is a state in steady decline. The recession put 2 million Californians out of work through no fault of their own and strained the state budget. As a result, state has slashed funding for schools, universities, infrastructure, public safety and all essential services..."