California Issues

CAMEO 2014 California Legislative Priorities for Micro-business

  • Maintain and reinforce legislative support for programs and services that impact micro-business development organizations, self-employment programs under the California Economic Development Department and within the Workforce system.
  • Facilitate partnerships with the California Senate Office of Research to collect information necessary to demonstrate the impact of micro-business development on the California economy.
  • Facilitate relationships with state agencies and departments such as California Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure that CDBG funding is administered so that it serves the needs of the micro-business development field and that Micro Enterprise is recognized as an integral part of local economic development in California.

California Legislative Resources

Read an overview of the California legislative process.

Find out which state agencies fund micro-business development.

Read the 2010 SOR Analysis of Self-Employment in California.

CFED released a report – With a Stroke of a Pen: Two Dozen Low-cost, Politically Viable State Policy Ideas to Increase Financial Security and Opportunity in Tough Fiscal Times, which presents 24 low-cost, politically-viable policy ideas to increase financial security and opportunity in fiscal times. Supporting Micro-business development is one of those ideas.