California is addressing challenges facing the world – globalization, urbanization, climate change – better than any country, according to Matthew Winkler of Bloomberg News. It’s addressing them, he says, while simultaneously setting an example as the world’s most diverse and dynamic economy.
Last year California created the most jobs of any state, more in fact than the second and third-most populous states combined. Four of the world’s 10 largest companies are based in California, including the world’s largest bank: Wells Fargo. California accounts for 53 percent of all tech revenues in the U.S., and no state comes close to it in manufacturing, or in developing clean and alternative energy.
According to California Governor Jerry Brown, this outstanding performance across so many metrics isn’t a fluke, that California is “committed to mobilize countries and states reducing their carbon footprint.”