SAN BERNARDINO, recently chatted with San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone manager Wendy Clements about the increased loss of business in California due to various factors including: high taxes; high property and utility costs; permitting and government red tape; and environmental regulations, employment laws and other anti-business polices. During the following Q&A, Clements points out that the enterprise zone program is instrumental to economy development in California because it “encourages business development and job creation in low income and economically depressed areas.” What factors are contributing to the increased loss of business in CA and how are enterprise zones helping to fight this trend?

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