California Commission for Economic Development

Welcome to the California Commission for Economic Development (CED) website. Established in 1971, the CED is a statewide, bipartisan advisory commission chaired by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom. The CED is comprised of 17 members: six commissioners are members of the State Legislature and ten members of the public are appointed by the Governor and represent various industries throughout the state.

The CED is charged with the following:

  • Assess specific regional or local economic development problems and making recommendations for solving problems.
  • Provide a forum for ongoing dialogue on economic issues between state government and the private sector.
  • Recommend legislation to require evaluation of ongoing economic development projects and programs to ensure continued cost effectiveness.
  • Identify and report important secondary effects on economic development of programs and regulations which may have other primary purposes.
  • Undertake specialized studies and preparing specialized reports at the request of the governor or Legislature.

Contact the CED

For inquiries regarding the California Commission on Economic Development, please call the Office of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom at (916) 445-8994.

State Capitol, Room 1114
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 445-8994
(916) 323-4998 fax