How California's Enterprise Zones Have Saved the State from Decline. By Ted K. Bradshaw, University of California, Davis. (California Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento, California) 2006. 10 p.
Full Text at: www.calchamber.com/NR/rdonlyres/7E15A03C-7B92-4D3C-A12F-DF0A3C0446D4/0/FinalEZReport_6_14.pdf
["A recent report by the California Budget Project [#S62103]
addressed the increasing cost of the Enterprise Zone program in California and calls attention to some of the shortcomings in the administration of the program without evaluating any of the benefits.... The California EZ program stands out as an example nationwide because it targets disadvantaged areas and it promotes the hiring of disadvantaged workers. This is the right way to run Enterprise Zones, and overall the California program has been successful in transforming many distressed areas that otherwise would remain in the spiral of decline."]