The governor began by recalling how he started his first business by writing to 14 people he knew and asking for start-up money.
He then spent the next 45 minutes of his regular, hourlong Covid-19 press conference reviewing the economic accomplishments of his administration thus far.
Newsom talked about line item tax credits, small business loans, unemployment, housing capacity, eviction moratoriums, “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, wildfire prevention, workforce training, a small business hiring credit, infrastructure grants, extending mortgage relief, incentivizing home construction, telework and bridging the digital divide.
Newsom spoke about the 100-member economic task force that had been created to provide industry guidance after Covid struck, name-dropping Tim Cook and Bob Iger. He thanked Secretary of State Alex Padilla. He thanked Kamala Harris. He thanked state legislative leaders for their partnership.