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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 2. CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS [12001 - 12790]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

CHAPTER 1.6. Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development [12096 - 12100.69]

  ( Chapter 1.6 added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 475, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 4.6. Local Economic Development Liaison Services [12097.5- 12097.5.]
  ( Article 4.6 added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 888, Sec. 2. )

12097.5.
  

(a) (1) The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development is hereby authorized to develop content on its Internet Web site or through other mediums to be used for public dissemination, through outreach activities, in order to provide information and resources to inform the general public about place-based and other geographically targeted economic development programs, including, but not limited to, federal Promise Zones within California that are designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Opportunity Zones designated by the United States Treasury, pursuant to Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) The information and resources shall include, but not be limited to, how the local jurisdictions or census tracts were created, where locals and investors may get additional information, and updates regarding federal programs as that information becomes available.

(b) The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development shall convene, at least annually, representatives from various programs and agencies across the state and from various federal programs and agencies for the purpose of discussing how California can leverage Promise Zones and Opportunity Zones to meet state and local community and economic development needs. The convention topics shall include, but not be limited to, discussions on enhanced engagement opportunities and targeted outreach to assist designated areas in their efforts to access state resources and services.

(c) As used in this section:

(1) “California Opportunity Zone” means a census tract in this state that has been designated by the United States Treasury as an Opportunity Zone, pursuant to Sections 1400Z-1 and 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) “California Promise Zone” means a community in this state that has been designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development as a Promise Zone.

(Added by Stats. 2018, Ch. 888, Sec. 2. (SB 635) Effective January 1, 2019.)

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