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June 28, 2011 > Made in California jobs initiative

Made in California jobs initiative

Submitted By Jeff Barbosa

Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski announced on June 17, 2011, his top legislative priority, the "Made in California" Jobs Initiative, a seven-point proposal that will help businesses create jobs, invest in emerging technologies and revitalize California's economy. The initiative will be unveiled at the 2011 Business Summit event on June 29 at Solyndra in Fremont. The initiative serves as a plan to maintain California's preeminence as the global leader in innovation, technology and job creation.

"We must be bold and aggressive in our approach to revitalize California's economy," said Wieckowski, who serves as the co-chair of the Assembly Select Committee on California's Clean Energy Economy. "With unemployment in California hovering near 12 percent, we risk our state losing its competitive edge. We must think strategically about turning the tide. That's why I want to hear directly from business leaders about their issues and concerns so we can remove competitive disadvantages and provide incentives that will help grow our economy and create jobs."

As a part of the "Made in California" Jobs Initiative, Wieckowski will launch one of the biggest outreach efforts by a public official in California, in an attempt to solicit feedback and input from business owners and industry leaders. Wieckowski will tour businesses across the 20th Assembly District and the state of California. He is also expected to announce the formation of an Economic Development Advisory Council.

The event will feature a business roundtable with Ro Khanna, Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, along with Solyndra's Executive Vice-President Ben Bierman. In an effort to learn more about the issues facing business in the 20th Assembly District, Wieckowski is encouraging business leaders to complete a survey at: The event is free and open to the public, and RSVPs will be accepted through the website or by calling (510) 440-9030.

"Made in California" Jobs Initiative - Business Summit
Wednesday, June 29
10:00 a.m.
Solyndra, Inc.
47488 Kato Road, Fremont

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