CA Manufacturing: The Good and the Bad

A report out this week on California manufacturing has both a good news and a bad news component to it, according to the California Economic Summit.

Between 1990 and 2012, California lost 842,000 manufacturing jobs. That’s the bad news. The good news is that California still contributes more to the country’s manufacturing than any other state.

Did you know that 95% of consumers live outside the United States? And a whopping two thirds of the world's purchasing power is in foreign countries!

Exporting can mean big things for your small business, and SBA is here with resources and information to help you succeed!

Southern California policymakers and businesses must urgently work to both conserve and tap into new sources of water or quality of life and economic growth will suffer, according to an expert panel convened in June by the BizFed Institute.

Check Out Jobs, Economy Data Online

Have you checked out the California Business Roundtable's California Center for Jobs and the Economy yet? There's a lot for BizFed members to use on the website!

There is timely intelligence from the President’s Export Council June meeting in DC that BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter attended on behalf of BizFed along with Gene Hale, founding Chair of GLAACC and owner of G&C Equipment here in Gardena.

Valley Economic Alliance Honors BizFed CEO

BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter was honored with the leadership award at the 17th annual Valley of the Stars Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted by The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA).

Congrats to LAEDC CEO/BizFed Member Bill Allen

California State University conferred an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters on LAEDC CEO and BizFed member Bill Allen at the May 22 Commencement ceremony of the David Nazarian School of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge. 

BizFed Celebrates $2.1B Purple Line Extension

BizFed CEO Tracy Rafter was in Washington, D.C. on May 21 with U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (pictured) and other top officials to celebrate the award of $2.1 billion to extend the Purple Line subway. (Read about the project here in a Los Angeles Newspaper Group article.)