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Economic Growth & Competitiveness Agenda for California
Office of Lt. Governor, August 2011


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom lays out a comprehensive economic and workforce strategy in Economic Growth & Competitiveness Agenda for California. The agenda uses a guided set of principles and embraces a shift from a consumption-based economy to a production economy focused on global trade.

The new agenda presented focuses on eight pillars that are essential in delivering the next economy, including:

  • Gearing up exports
  • Reinvigorating manufacturing
  • Driving innovation
  • Accelerate the clean economy
  • Skill up for opportunities
  • Build infrastructure
  • Align with regional strengths
  • Organize for success

This report was Prepared for Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom by Brookings Institution and McKinsey and Associates, August 2011.

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