State’s economic health hinges on election

The business outlook for the state hinges on the upcoming election and the ability of politicians to create jobs, the president and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce told Oxnard business leaders Thursday.

Allan Zaremberg spoke to more than 100 people at the group’s annual business outlook lunch at the Tower Club on East Esplanade Drive.

“We need to make sure that our politicians appreciate the needs of business and stand up for business regardless of party,” he said. “We need to elect people who are sensitive to the growing need of jobs.”

Although what happens statewide will affect Ventura County, the local economy is poised for growth, said Bruce Stenslie, president and CEO of the Economic Development Collaborative Ventura County.

“We’re optimistic,” he said. “There are a couple of key industry sectors that have tremendous potential.”

Stenslie said he expects manufacturing, health care and the trade export industries to grow in the coming year. (Ventura County Star, October 5, 2012). Read it here.