Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Open Board of Directors Meeting
San Bernardino Community College District
114 S. Del Rosa Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Present: Dimitrios Alexiou, Deborah Barmack, Carole Beswick, Ann Bryan, Ken Coate, Ron Griffin, Scott Hofferber, Matthew Isaac, Mark Kaenel, Lowell King, Pam Langford, Bill Lemann, Temetry Lindsey, John Magness, Sue McKee, John Mirau, John Prentice, Kristine Scott, Phil Waller and Ray Wolfe.
Guests: Jay Jimenez, Ed Lasak and Vicky Ostermann
Announcements: 1) A dedication ceremony for the Hunts Lane Overpass Project will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00a.m. on the Northeast corner of W. Club Dr. just east of Hunts Lane. For more information please contact Tim Watkins at SANBAG 909-884-8276. 2) A dessert & wine reception for Patrick Milligan will be held from 7p.m. to 9p.m. on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Obershaw Dining Room on the campus of Cal State San Bernardino. Rsvp to Nicole Barnhart 909-537-7681 3) Current legislation (HR 5478) could change the transfer of Military surplus property to federal and state law enforcement. The bill may have negative effects on our county Sheriff’s Depart. which has been the grateful recipient of helicopters and armor vehicles though this program. The Inland Action Legislative Committee will review and advise on this legislation.
M/S/P: Minutes from October 21, 2014.
Phil Waller introduced Jeff Malin, Sr. Business Specialist, Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development (GO-Biz).
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) was created by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. to serve as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts. GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. As part of the Governor’s 2012 Budget, the elements of economic development under GO-Biz were realigned to put stronger emphasis on job creation and promoting California as a place to do business.
GO-Biz includes the following units:
Business Development (CalBIS)
The Business Investment Services Unit works with companies to expand their presence in California by streamlining the site selection process and offsetting the cost of doing business with the use of local, state and federal incentives.
The Permit Assistance unit provides permit streamlining for business owners struggling with local, state and federal permitting for major job creating projects. The permitting team also administers the state’s electronic on-line permit assistance center, CalGOLD.
Small Business Assistance
The Small Business Unit provides small business assistance through interagency projects, informational workshops, and direct advocacy. It also maintains a comprehensive list of resources for small business technical assistance, financing, and state procurement.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Innovation and Entrepreneurship unit is the state’s primary point of contact for promoting California’s
innovation infrastructure. It functions to develop an environment that encourages entrepreneurship, promotes long-term economic growth and facilitates job creation through innovation. This unit is primarily responsible for the administration of California’s Innovation Hub (iHub) Program.
International Affairs and Trade Development
The International Affairs and Trade Development unit provides critical support on issues relating to international trade and investment opportunities, foreign relations, international agreements and partnerships with the countries that have a friendly relationship with California. The unit collaborates with federal, local and international partners to identify and assist small to medium size companies in developing markets abroad for their products and services.
There are three new cost saving programs that began in 2014. New employment credits for hiring individuals from designated groups and in designated areas, partial sales tax reduction and sales tax exemptions for advance manufacturing and the California Competes Credit.
California is leading the nation in job creation and studies have shown that the state has recovered all the jobs lost in the recession. Although not well publicized, California has more companys coming into the state than leaving.
Jeff Malin stated that Go-Biz can serve as a company’s liaison to California’s regulatory agencies and local governments throughout the state.
A Q & A period followed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:25a.m.