POLITICS (National, State): Donald Trump administration, job creation strategy, importance of California: Editorial, "Why California is key for Trump to keep promises on jobs" ....
* Sacramento Bee (editorial): "Why California is key for Trump to keep promises on jobs" - From the Bee:
As Donald Trump becomes our 45th president Friday, he promises to be “the greatest job producer that God ever created.” We suspect most Americans would be satisfied if he’s just a very good one. To do that, he must appreciate the importance of California as a job-creating engine and put together his economic strategy accordingly.
California’s economy, the world’s sixth-largest, has generated more than 1.7 million additional private-sector jobs since January 2009, 15 percent of the U.S. total. Trump says he’ll boost the U.S. economy so much that it will add 25 million new jobs over the next decade. To come anywhere close, Trump needs to work with Silicon Valley, a global leader in the innovation economy. After a rocky relationship during the campaign, Trump met with high-tech CEOs last month and pledged, “We’re going to be there for you.”
A good start would be to follow advice from the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which urges the Trump team to focus on workforce training in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and autonomous vehicles.
Also, Trump must be careful that his crusade for fairer trade doesn’t turn into a trade war. He should not pretend that globalization doesn’t exist.
California is leading the way toward that new economy. If Trump wants to be even a decent job producer, he should help the state flourish and learn from its successes, not get in its way.