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LAEDC State & Local Policy Working Group

2013/02/12 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

| Free

To follow-up on our past discussions regarding the California Enterprise Zone Program, we wanted to let you know that there will be an upcoming hearing on the program and its proposed statewide reforms in Los Angeles on February 12, 2013. Details are as follows:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ronald Reagan Building
300 South Spring Street, Suite 1726
Los Angeles, CA 90013

Proposed reform themes right now:

  1. Increasing voucher application fees
  2. Eliminating retroactive vouchering
  3. Streamlining vouchering for hard-to-hire categories (e.g., veterans, disabled, etc.)
  4. Eliminating self-certification for voucher applications
  5. Collecting additional data about program
  6. Creating audit procedures

For detailed information about each of the proposals, go here. The written comment period on these rules began on January 11th and will go until 5pm on February 28, 2013.

Also, to see the state’s rationale behind these reforms, the Initial Statement of Reasons can be found here. For reference, the LAEDC memo regarding PPIC’s methodology in their Enterprise Zone Study (a study which is sourced to support one of the first “problems with enterprise zones”) can be found here. Also, here are links to studies that have shown enterprise zones having a positive impact:


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Ronald Reagan Building
300 South Spring Street, Suite 1726, Los Angeles, CA 90013 United States


JoAnne Golden