BMWL helped create and staff the California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth. The Jobs Commission was formed shortly after Governor Schwarzenegger’s election in the 2003 recall as an independent nonprofit vehicle for promoting California as a place to do business and invest. The previous administration had shut down the Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency, and California had neither a centralized program for retaining and attracting businesses and jobs nor any organized effort to market and promote the state across the country and around the world.
Over a six-year period, BMWL helped the Jobs Commission to conceive and implement a number of highly successful business attraction, marketing and trade promotion activities:
During the worldwide economic downturn, the Jobs Commission joined with the California Recovery Team to sponsor and have BMWL produce three “Road to Recovery” conferences in Northern, Central and Southern California attended by nearly 1,000 local government representatives, nonprofit directors and businesses aimed at helping them access federal stimulus funding.
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