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[HOT] Are any RCs government sponsored, and if so, are they better than non govt-sponsored RCs?


This is one of misconceptions about the Regional Centers. No government (either federal government, state, city or even a village) "sponsors" the RC. Therefore, if anyone tells you their program is a government-sponsored RC Program, it's somewhat misleading. Now, some RCs work with state or city quasi-governmental economic development agencies; we hope people understand that these quasi governmental economic development agencies are not the same thing as the state or city.

Now, is the RC Program which work with a particular economic development agency of a city or a state somehow "better" than other RCs? Not necessarily. It's like asking whether you prefer any project to be run by a government rather than Google, Comcast, Microsoft, Walmart or any well-run private company? It all depends. We are not saying, however, that govt-affiliation has no advantages at all.