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California Feels Impact of Government Shutdown

The partial U.S. government shutdown is rippling across the country with varying degrees of impact. The personal-finance website WalletHub examined how the 21st closure for business since 1976 is playing out so far.

The report entitled, “States Most & Least Affected by the 2019 Government Shutdown,” offers some hard data to all the rhetoric. WalletHub compared all 50 states and the District of Columbia, comparing five key metrics, ranging from each state’s share of federal jobs, to federal contract dollars per capita, to the share of families receiving food stamps.

Impact findings for California include: (1=Most Affected, 25=Avg.):

38th – Share of Federal Jobs
18th – Federal Contract Dollars Per Capita
5th – Real Estate as a Percentage of GSP
40th – Access to National Parks
36th – % of Families Receiving SNAP (Food Stamps)

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Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services. In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company. In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix. Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator. Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements. Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.

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