How Berkeley Kept Bayer: A Love Story with Tax Breaks

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Shifting Gears has been heavily focused on how federal dollars are directed to California's manufacturing sector, either to grow new jobs, maintain old ones or soften the blow of jobs lost. Local politicians vie for these dollars, but they also compete with each other with their own money, as the following California Report story explains.

Let me direct your attention to the comments below the story.  Thoughtful listeners raise some provocative questions.  What do you think?  Shifting Gears is all ears/eyes.

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From KQED’s Bureau in San Jose, Rachael Myrow covers politics, economics, technology, food and culture in a vast region extending from Burlingame to Edenvale to Fremont. This follows more than seven years waking at 3 am to host the daily version of KQED's California Report, broadcast on NPR affiliates throughout the state during NPR's Morning Edition. She still guest hosts for The California Report and Forum, blogs for Bay Area Bites, and files for NPR and PRI’s The World. Before KQED, she worked for Marketplace and KPCC in Los Angeles. Follow @rachaelmyrow

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  1. Pingback: Bits & Pieces | Shifting Gears - From The California Report and KQED

  2. Mike Ammann says:

    California competes globally for retaining and growing life science companies most of which get their start here. The collective actions of State Government (GoED), industry association (BayBio) and local economic development organizations (East Bay Economic Development Partnership & Work Force Investment Boards) are key to this and future growth in high waged life science jobs. Local, regional and state government and non-profits cooperative market California life science assets through TeamCA. In difficult times these public/private partnerships are critical to increasing job opportunities for California residents.