GO-Biz News and Updates

Oct 05, 2020
GO-Biz News and Updates

Biweekly newsletter. Resources can be found at the one-stop website: covid19.ca.gov. Please also visit GO-Biz's COVID-19 resource website.



Make Your Website Work for You


The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) kicked off its e-commerce initiative with the first "Grow With Google" webinar happening Tuesday, September 22. In this presentation, which happened September 30, you will discover how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports your goals as a small business owner. Whether launching a new website or sprucing up an old one, this workshop will help. Click here, or the image above to watch. Click here to register for the fourth and final webinar.



Shasta County COVID-19 Relief Small Business Webinar


Click the Below Image to Register for the October 6 Webinar




Recent Action by Governor Newsom


  • On September 30, Governor Newsom issued a statement following the release of an updated version of the HEROES Act amid bipartisan negotiations on federal COVID-19 relief. The statement in part read, "I want to express my continued and strong support for many of the economic relief measures in the HEROES Act that directly help businesses, workers, families and individuals." Read more here.
  • On September 29, in the midst of the most destructive wildfire season in California history, Governor Newsom announced that he signed a series of bills to improve the state’s emergency preparedness and response efforts, support wildfire survivors and safeguard communities in high fire hazard areas. Read more here.
  • On September 28, Governor Newsom issued an emergency proclamation for the counties of Napa, Sonoma and Shasta due to the Glass and Zogg fires, which have burned tens of thousands of acres, destroyed homes and critical infrastructure and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. Read more here.
    • To see GO-Biz's full wildfire resource page, click here.
  • On September 28, Governor Newsom announced the third round of awards for Homekey, California’s innovative, nation-leading $600 million program to purchase and rehabilitate housing – including hotels, motels, vacant apartment buildings and other properties – and convert them into permanent, long-term housing for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Read more here.



Governor Newsom Makes California Cannabis Terroir Program Official with SB 67 Signing


"[...] family farms across the state are excited to have a new tool to protect the legacy of California’s historic growing regions and the conditions that make them special [...] Nicole Elliott, Gov. Newsom’s Senior Cannabis Advisor, told L.A. Weekly, 'The governor’s signature on SB 67 reflects a deep commitment to the success of California’s licensed small legacy farmers [...].'" Click here to read the L.A. Weekly article.



Why Electric Vehicles Will Likely Emerge As California’s Top Manufacturing Export In 2020


"The fast-moving EV industry is powering an expanding clean energy ecosystem in California and the economic payoff has been significant, generating tens of thousands of good jobs, millions in tax revenue for governments, and nurturing multiple other supporting businesses." Click here to read the Forbes article.



2019 Report:  Aggressive Clean Air Measures, Innovation and Increased Efficiency Drive Gains


Port of Los Angeles Continues Clean Air Progress


Released on October 1, the annual inventory measures both year-to-year changes and long-term progress of Port strategies to reduce pollution from all sources related to its operations: ships, trucks, locomotives, harbor craft and cargo handling equipment. Click here, or the image to the left, to read more.



Additional Resources


Please share these resources with your members. Again, we greatly appreciate your partnership at this time and in the future. Please reach out to us, through this email, with any concerns or questions you may have.

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