Governor’s Business and Jobs Recovery Task Force Releases Report
Today, the Governor’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery released its final report, “Recovery for All.” Recall, the nearly 90-member task force was assembled in April to chart a path forward on economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines key priorities and challenges in the state’s fight against COVID-19 and ongoing work to rebuild a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient economy. According to the Newsom Administration, the report reaffirms the importance of the state’s health-first approach in reopening the economy amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The report identifies several key priorities to guide the state’s continued progress in economic recovery, including:
- Preserving California’s competitive edge by supporting the needs of businesses
- Expanding efforts to create quality jobs and equitable pathways for all Californians
- Focusing on sectors that correlate to California’s strengths, including the care economy (childcare and elder care)
- Pursuing inclusive regional strategies that leverage each region’s assets and mix of industries
- Supporting essential workers by protecting those who bear an increased risk of exposure to the COVID-19 pandemic
- Expanding support and providing flexibility to small businesses
- Continuing efforts to close the digital divide
- Promoting telemedicine as a way to provide essential care to more Californians
- Incorporating equity and sustainability at every stage of the economic recovery effort.