Similar to proposed West California, the comparison states Illinois and Ohio are both manufacturing centers with a dominant urban area(s) and a relatively higher incidence of unionization. These two states provide a contrasting policy model between the higher tax/regulation Illinois and Ohio’s use of tax and regulatory reforms as an economic development strategy. Counties: Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura. Largest Cities: Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Glendale.
|Change in Employment||+131.2k||+122.9k||+76.7k|
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|Largest Industry ¹||Retail Trade||Retail Trade||Manufacturing|