Lawmakers hear CMTA's challenges and opportunities for California MFG

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, March 19, 2015 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA President Dorothy Rothrock testified this week on behalf of California manufacturers at the Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy. She focused on current state challenges in energy, workforce, workers' compensation, regulatory uncertainty, tax competitiveness and totality of costs. She also painted a picture of the state of manufacturing in California in terms of jobs, investment and gross product.  

Rothrock established that there are ways for the Legislature to add value to California as a place to scale up manufacturing operations, so the state can reach its goals:

  • Create climate change goals that are technologically feasible.
  • Extend manufacturing equipment tax exemption past 8 years.
  • Fund and create strategy for workforce development.
  • Modernize workplace codes for flexibility. Make them as modern as our energy and environment policies. 
  • Remove barriers to industry management of energy supplies.

Alongside Rothrock was Paul Granillo, the president of the Inland Empire Economic Partnership who spoke about the need for high wage middle class jobs to help bridge the wage gap in California.

 

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