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December 10, 2015
by Allen Young
Sacramento Business Journal

Contradicting an entrenched narrative that California is a bad place to start or expand a business, a new report sets out to make a case that the Golden State is a national leader in job creation.

The California New Business Creation study uses 2013 U.S. Census Bureau data to show that the state ranks fourth in the nation for job creation and fifth for the creation of new businesses. It comes from Next10, a San Francisco-based pro-renewable energy group, and Beacon Economics, a Los Angeles economic consulting firm.

December 10, 2015
by George Avalos
San Jose Mercury News

Despite red tape, high taxes and a burdensome cost of living, California is still deemed to be a good place to do business, and the San Jose region is the nation's best-performing major metro area, according to separate reports released Wednesday.

In one report, prepared by Beacon Economics for nonprofit group Next 10, a comprehensive look at California's business climate determined that the Golden State is considerably more hospitable to business than suggested by conventional wisdom that sometimes elevates less costly states such as Texas.

November 13, 2015
by Monica Dean Maya Srikrishnan
NBC San Diego

Officials have long envisioned a blueprint for San Diego centered on public transportation. So-called transit-oriented development is included in all of San Diego’s planning documents, imagining a future where homes, businesses and infrastructure are built around public transit stations.

November 5, 2015
Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the economic toll of California’s drought expected to hit $2.74 billion for 2015, water suppliers, investors and urban and agricultural users are seeking ways to reduce water consumption, according to Next 10’s issue brief, California Innovation and Meeting the Water Challenge. The brief finds urban users were able to save 600,000 acre-feet of water between June and August 2015, while venture capital investment looked to match rising demand for products and services improving water efficiency and management.

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