SOURCE: Orange County Business Council

Orange County Business Council

January 06, 2010 20:47 ET

Orange County Business Council Applauds Governor's Solid Path to Jobs Creation

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - Orange County Business Council (OCBC) released the following statement today in response to Governor Schwarzenegger's State of the State address.

"With a nod to the good intentions of every New Year's resolution, we commend the Governor for his comprehensive plan to put California back on the road to recovery. OCBC supports the California Jobs Initiative and, in particular, the new hire credit.

"The first step on a long road to economic recovery is good training, to be sure. But after all the training there must be jobs to go to, to be trained for. What California needs is an inviting business environment that encourages businesses to locate and grow here. Thriving businesses pay taxes that fill the state's coffers.

"OCBC encourages more of the good thinking behind the Governor's proposals, and encourages more of the 'regulatory reform' concept to include things like CEQA streamlining applied to state water projects and SB375 infrastructure exemptions for roads, water, and housing projects.

"Most importantly, we'd like to see more job creation incentives, like Enterprise Zones, applied statewide. To all that, we wish the Governor and the Legislature much success this year, and they shall have our strong support as they stay well-focused on the job creation path. Business, government and labor will all win."

About OCBC:

The Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County's economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 200,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America's fifth largest county. For more information, visit

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