California has work to do on manufacturing jobs
California economy is improving. Our unemployment 4-chlorodehydromethyltestosteron rate is down two percentage points over the last year and our state revenue growth has, for the first time in a while, allowed the Governor to "Comprar Gh Jintropin" project a small surplus in 2013.
Still California has far too many workers either unemployed or underemployed. The state currently has the second largest percentage of underemployed at 18.3 percent. A big reason is that we continues to lag the country in manufacturing employment growth and in the ever important manufacturing investment trend. In the first three quarters of 2013, California was dead last among all states Anabolic Steroids Pills Uk in per capita manufacturing investments at 1.17 new or expanded facilities per one million people. Even worse, the state only reeled in 1.97 percent of the nation expansions and Anavar Zmrc new sites.
It not because California isn trying. The state rebuilt recruitment agency, GoBIZ, is doing "Oxandrolone Powder India" everything they can to pitch our state manufacturing benefits including a new manufacturing sales tax exemption and recruit new scale "Comprar Gh Jintropin" ups but the competition is tough. One of the more telling trends is that we lagging more in expansions than we are in new facilities. That means the existing manufacturers the ones that know the most about operating in California are opting to scale up in other regions.
Manufacturing provides a gateway to the middle class for many workers, pays an average $76,000 wage in California and creates many other opportunities in the economy. Job growth in manufacturing can even allow the state most vulnerable to move out "Anabola Steroider Norge Lagligt" of poverty. Our comfort level with an improving economy must not mask our declining facility investments. Manufacturing champions like GoBIZ, CMTA and others need the state regulators and policymakers to focus on turning this trend around.
Gino DiCaro is vice president, communications for the California Manufacturers Technology Association.
Topics: California Manufacturers and Anadrol Keifei Technology Association CMTA, North Bay Business Journal 3 17 2014 Categories: Commentary, Employment, Guest Columnists, Manufacturing, North Bay News