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The biggest news story in a long time to feature the Enterprise Zone is the Governor’s new anti-gang proposal, CalGRIP – California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program. In the official Gubernatorial press release this bullet point explains how the Enterprise Zone plays its part:

Gives a tax break to employers that provide jobs. CalGRIP adds former gang member to list of criteria allowing companies in Enterprise Zones to receive tax credits of up to $29,234 per employee. Status of former gang member verified by completion of a program recognized by the gang coordinator.

See also these mentions in the Alameda Times-Star, and the Contra Costa Times.

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