California to lead states in stimulus jobs

California is estimated to receive the most new jobs from the economic stimulus package spending, followed by Texas, New York, Florida and Illinois, according to Onvia, a private Seattle company that is tracking the stimulus spending.

California will create 396,000 jobs, followed by Texas, 269,000; New York, 215,000; Florida, 206,000; and Illinois, 148,000, the company reported on its new Web site,

Onvia today began providing some online competition to the official federal Web site with its own version of the government’s stimulus-spending Web site.

Onvia business intelligence firm today launched as a free and public Web site to provide up-to-date data on federal, state and local spending activity associated with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The company tracks the expenditures of more than 89,000 federal, state, local and educational agencies for their private-sector clients. It said it established the new free Web site to help the Obama administration develop transparency and accountability tools.

"We have invested over a decade in developing the taxonomy, technology and expertise to monitor the expenditures of state and local governments in all 50 states, and we appreciate the scope of the challenge in trying to track Recovery Act spending," Onvia Chief Executive Officer Mike Pickett said a news release today.

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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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