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North Hollywood Team Wins Inaugural GO-Biz Cyber Innovation Challenge
6/30/2016 3:40:00 PM
Sacramento, California – As part of California’s continued leadership in preparing a workforce of the future to address cybersecurity, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) hosted the inaugural California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) at Sacramento City College. ...Read More
GO-Biz Committee Approves $46.7 Million in Tax Credits for 67 Companies Adding Over 4,200 Jobs in CA
6/20/2016 10:19:00 AM
Sacramento, California – Building upon California’s nation leading job creation, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $46.7 million in tax credits for 67 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. The awards will help these companies create a projected 4,235 jobs and generate over $1.3 billion in investment across California.  The complete list of approved companies and award amounts can be found here. ...Read More
California Launches Precision Medicine Impact Challenge in Collaboration with Singularity University
6/7/2016 1:36:00 PM
Sacramento, California The California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) have teamed up with Singularity University (SU) to issue a call to entrepreneurs to submit ideas using precision medicine approaches to foster prevention, early detection, and better management of disease.  ...Read More
GO-Biz and India State of Telangana Sign Agreement to Partner on Technology and Innovation
6/7/2016 11:27:00 AM
San Francisco, California. – In conjunction with the Subnational Clean Energy Ministerial (SubCEM) in San Francisco, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the government of Telangana India to establish a formal partnership between California’s Innovation Hubs (I-Hub) and Telangana's Technology-Hub (T-Hub). The complete text of the MOU is available here and photos from the event are available here. ...Read More
SCAM ALERT: Identity Thieves Target San Diego Businesses
5/3/2016 4:37:00 PM
GO-Biz was alerted that several businesses in the San Diego area have been contacted from a (916) phone number by an individual claiming to be a “GO-Biz representative” demanding that the business owner send money or their “business license will be terminated.” This is not a legitimate call. GO-Biz does not collect money from business owners for licensing. These types of phishing scams have been traced to identify thieves in out of state call centers. If you are contacted, DO NOT send money and alert GO-Biz. ...Read More
GO-Biz Launches California-China Trade Network
4/19/2016 12:08:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced the launch of the GO-Biz California-China Trade Network, a new multi-organizational partnership to help bolster and expand the state’s trade and investment efforts in China. ...Read More
GO-Biz & Leading Biotech Industry Execs Announce Bay Area’s Bioscience Strong Job Growth Numbers
3/9/2016 1:19:00 PM
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will join the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to present the most up-to-date bioscience jobs and industry growth numbers for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Metropolitan Area. ...Read More
GO-Biz Conducts Survey of EB-5 Regional Centers for EB-5 Foreign Investment Program
2/22/2016 4:33:00 PM

California is the #1 destination in the United States for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and the EB-5 Program is one of California’s most effective ways to attract FDI into the state. Given the importance of the EB-5 Program for the economy of California, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has implemented an annual survey of Regional Centers to gather information and share results for the 2015 platform in order to provide foreign investors with a complete list of California EB-5 Regional Centers and their respective activities, measure the amount of investments via the EB-5 program as part of California total FDI, and track the number of jobs created via the EB-5 Program.

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The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Celebrates 1,000th Loan Guarantee
2/4/2016 2:44:00 PM
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) celebrated IBank’s 1,000th small business loan guarantee at a news conference in the Governor’s Council Room at the State Capitol. ...Read More
GO-Biz and ProMexico to Host California-Mexico Business and Trade Dialogues in San Diego
1/8/2016 9:59:00 AM
San Diego, Calif. - The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and ProMéxico, together with partners at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Office, and the United States Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service are hosting a summit to discuss California-Mexico cross border relations as part of Governor Brown’s 2014 Trade and Investment Agreement with the Mexican Government. ...Read More

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