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Policy Recommendations to Create CA Manufacturing Jobs

"In Silicon Valley, a “game changer” is a cutting-edge product or a new process that leap-frogs the competition. California must thoughtfully enact a series of game changers to propel California back to prosperity and international prominence.

Silicon Valley competes globally for customers, and it competes for jobs against other nations and states. During the past decade, competitor states like Texas added 1.25 million private sector jobs and Arizona added 265,000. California had a net loss of 53,000 jobs during the same time period.

To successfully compete, we must emulate what other states and nations are doing to attract high-skill, high-wage, high-tech and manufacturing jobs that ultimately help create more jobs across many sectors. And, we must enact a series of game changers that will help make our state a leading economic engine once again..."

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