California is beefing up its economic development marketing efforts.
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, or GO-Biz, is California's strongest effort to attract new companies and support existing businesses since the Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency was shuttered in 2003 under Gov. Gray Davis.
According to a GO-Biz news release, there is a first time allocation of $3.75 million. That should provide about 28 employees focused on the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses, international trade, small-business assistance, permit streamlining and more. More here.