The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will hold public workshops to solicit input on the draft regulations for the California Competes Tax Credit program, an income tax credit available to businesses that want to expand, relocate or stay and grow in California. At the workshops, GO-Biz will provide an overview of the enacting legislation, discuss the draft regulations and welcome feedback from the community. Please save the date for the workshop in your area. Additional details regarding the CA Competes program and the upcoming workshops can be found here.
San Bernardino – Dec. 18th
10 am to 12 pm
Norton Regional Center
Inland Empire Economic Partnership Auditorium
1601 East 3rd Street
San Bernardino, CA 92408
RIVERSIDE – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) made the following statement today regarding the crucial need for immigration reform:
“I am pleased to join people across the country who are fasting in solidarity to encourage Congress to act on thoughtful immigration reform and emphasize the need to provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee.
California is home to over 185,000 women who have served in the military. As more women continue to serve, it is important that we acknowledge and address the needs of this growing demographic. As such, the California Department of Veterans Affairs, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, and the California Research Bureau have released the 2013 California Women Veterans Survey.
The California Women Veterans survey assesses the needs and challenges of California women who have served or are serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It is the most extensive statewide effort to gather this information, which is used by policy makers, state agencies and service providers to update policies and improve services for women veterans and their families.
If you are a woman who has served in any branch of the military and live in California, please take the survey today to ensure your voice is heard and share this email with fellow women veterans.
To take the survey online, click here:
Every veteran has a unique story and something to contribute. We want to hear from all of California’s women veterans to ensure their needs and experiences are supported.
If you have questions about this or other legislative concerns, please contact my district office at (951) 369-6644.
Creating Jobs in the Region
RIVERSIDE –Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee (JEDE), led a JEDE oversight hearing today focused on the role of foreign trade and investment on the economy of the Inland Empire.
“I am pleased to gather experts and leaders in the economy and business for this informative hearing,” said Medina. “Regional collaborations in the Inland Empire continue to have an increasing influence on foreign trade and investment. Economic development partnerships working together will strengthen the region for decades to come.”
RIVERSIDE – Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) hosted a Senior Scam Stopper Seminar today in Riverside with the Contractors State License Board (CSLB).
“I am pleased to have been able to host this critical and informative event,” said Medina, Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “It is essential to provide seniors with tools to assist them in avoiding scams and to become familiar with prevention strategies.”
SACRAMENTO - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced AB 1057, Military Veterans & Professional Licensure Applications was signed into law by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
"We must continue to look for ways to assist our veterans in their job search efforts," said Medina, Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee. “The end result of AB 1057 is to support trained veterans in finding high quality jobs within their skill set."
AB 1057 requires each licensing board under the Department of Consumer Affairs to ask on every professional license application, if the applicant is serving, or has previously served in the military, thus connecting well trained veterans to quality jobs.
RIVERSIDE — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced a major economic development partnership, Innovation Hub (iHub) program, with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), which serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.
“For decades, California has been known as a place where innovation and creativity flourish,” said Medina, Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy Committee. “California's newly invigorated iHub Program is a central feature in the state's work to enhance local and regional economic strengths. It will also support private sector efforts to bring forward the next generation in business and industry.”
SACRAMENTO — Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) today announced Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law key bills passed during the 2013 Legislative Session to help keep Californians working and stimulate the state’s economy.
“Small business development will help strengthen California’s economy and also continue to improve job creation efforts across the state,” said Medina, Chair of the Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy Committee. “I am honored to have the Governor recognize the need for significant legislation to encourage private sector investment in California’s future.”
MORENO VALLEY - Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) participated in the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence Informational Hearing, to raise awareness of the challenges facing domestic violence victims.
SACRAMENTO – In this Democratic weekly radio address, Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside), Chair of the Assembly Jobs, Economic Development and Economy Committee, discusses improving California’s economic climate. According to a recent Economic Development Department report, California has the longest monthly job growth streak in the nation, with the state adding jobs 25 months in a row. Assemblymember Medina credits the improving conditions to the Assembly Democrats’ commitment to fiscal responsibility while investing in programs that encourage prosperity. He says that if the state continues on this path, California will continue to see job growth.
This week's address is 2:03