PolitiFact CA Looks At Job Growth Claim In Central Valley, Inland Empire Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio Gov. Jerry Brown has argued some of the state's largest growth comes from the Central Valley after his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. He says this after a statement about how Silicon Valley and Los Angeles are lauded as California’s premier cities for industry, media, the arts and technology. California PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols dove into this claim and explains how California has rebounded from the recession that began nine years ago.