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Oversight Hearing on Programs of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, the Committee will hold an oversight hearing on the programs of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). This will be the second part of a two-part hearing for GO-Biz programs. GO-Biz was established in 2011 through the enactment of AB 29 (John A. Perez), Chapter 475, Statutes of 2011. Available hearing materials are posted below.
Part I - Background on the March 15, 2016 Hearing: Hearing Agenda Biographies of Witnesses
Part II - Background on August 9, 2016 Hearing: Hearing Agenda Collaborative Oversight Framework Biographies of Witnesses
The Workbook format was developed to assist Committee Members, GO-Biz, stakeholders, and other members of the public to conveniently review information about GO-Biz and the programs they manage and oversee. Each Workbook includes a narrative about the program, a breakdown of existing law, program highlights, and program accomplishments. There is also a subsection on potential issues Members may wish explore during the course of the hearing. The final material in the Workbook is a copy of the actual statute.
Nine Program Workbooks: Workbook 1 - GO-Biz Structure and Organization Workbook 2 - California Business Investment Services
The Appendices document includes GO-Biz' Response to JEDE Questions, as well as general background on the California economy, small businesses, and a summary of key reports.
Oversight Hearing Organization
Although many of GO-Biz programs and services are highly integrated, for the purpose of structuring the hearing, the review is being organized around three policy areas: Small Business, International Trade and Investment, and General Business Assistance. Below are reports, web links, and other resources related to GO-Biz. Report highlights are summarized in this JEDE prepared document.