Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday that a Trump administration program that provides tax breaks meant to spur investment in low-income areas could boost California’s economy. Newsom said the Opportunity Zones program could help address two of the state’s major challenges: promoting energy investment to meet its climate change goals and providing funding for housing amid a shortage that has exacerbated income inequality. Newsom is also open to encouraging investment in other sectors, he said at the Opportunity Zone Investor Summit at Stanford University. “We all heard about these opportunity zones. We were a bit perplexed,” Newsom said. Newsom said the zones could be a way to draw investors into California and prevent them from prioritizing lower-tax states. “We want to address the issue that we have the highest tax rate in the United States. We’re not naive about that,” Newsom said. Newsom closed his speech with a reference to his predecessor Brown, who was fond of quoting philosophers.