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Evaluating Enterprise Zones


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California's Enterprise Zones -- depressed areas designated for tax breaks aimed at attracting businesses and investors -- have no notable impact on job creation. That's according to a new report by the Public Policy Institute of California. Still, proponents of enterprise zones argue that job creation is only one of many benefits, and that the program is working.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Craig Johnson, president of the California Association of Enterprise Zones and manager of the Long Beach, California Enterprise Zone
  • Jed Kolko, economist, associate director and research fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California

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