Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Economic Development + Job Creation

Live Blogging #oakdebates | 6:59pm

Shelly Garza: says that she has already “provided an economic engine for this district” points to her work in small businesses.
Dawn McMahan: Wants in improve the role of non-profit organizations in job development.
Noel Gallo: wants to make it “a welcoming friendly environment” for business, creating growth can be achieved by supporting local business that is already here, and encouraging manufacturing and technology to open in the District. 
Mario Juarez: Currently is working on “operating a biodiesel project in West Oakland” to achieve this he says that his firm did this by basically, “avoiding the city of Oakland” [in the permitting process]. He wants to preserve industrial areas in Oakland, because it’s the “agent that drives growth.”

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