AB 2757

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 22, 2024
  • Senate
  • Governor

Southeast California Economic Region.


Existing law establishes the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, also known as "GO-Biz," to, among other duties, serve the Governor as the lead entity for economic strategy and the marketing of California on issues relating to business development, private sector investment, and economic growth. In this regard, existing law authorizes GO-Biz to develop content on its internet website 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 California Promise Zones and California Opportunity Zones. Existing law requires the office to 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. Existing law establishes the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program, within the Workforce Services Branch of the Employment Development Department, to build an equitable and sustainable economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 on California's industries, workers, and communities, and to provide for the durability of that recovery by fostering long-term economic resilience in the overall transition to a carbon-neutral economy. Existing law requires the Community Economic Resilience Fund Program to be administered by Labor and Workforce Development Agency, the Office of Planning and Research, and GO-Biz. Existing law refers to these 3 agencies as the Inter-Agency Leadership Team. This bill would, until January 1, 2035, designate the Southeast California Economic Region, as specified, and would state that its purpose is to, among other things, better align state and federal programs, services, and funding within those communities most impacted by the extraction and processing of lithium and other minerals from the Salton Sea and additional clean energy development in the surrounding areas within the region. The bill would require the Inter-Agency Leadership Team, on or before June 1, 2025, to prepare a list of state programs that use the Southeast California Economic Region designation for planning and funding purposes, as specified. The bill would authorize the Southeast California Economic Region to facilitate regional collaboration on developing a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development, as described. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Imperial.

Bill Sponsors (2)



May 23, 2024


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

May 22, 2024


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 72. Noes 0.)

May 20, 2024


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

May 16, 2024


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (May 16).

May 01, 2024


In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Apr 16, 2024


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 16). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 04, 2024


Referred to Com. on J., E.D., & E.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on J., E.D., & E.

Feb 16, 2024


From printer. May be heard in committee March 17.

Feb 15, 2024


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/15/24 - Introduced PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/15/24- Assembly Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy PDF
04/30/24- Assembly Appropriations PDF


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