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Do Enterprise Zones Create Jobs?

Do California’s Enterprise Zones Create Jobs?

Public Policy Institute of California
Jed Kolko, David Neumark

First published June 2009

California’s enterprise zone program was established in 1986 to spur the creation of businesses in economically distressed areas and to create job opportunities for economically disadvantaged workers. In this Public Policy Institute of California report, the authors assess the degree to which the state’s largest economic development program has met its most important goal: creating employment.

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