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Shale Oil & Gas Development Changing the Way the Nation Does Business

Charlotte Batson, Owner and Principal, Batson & Company (Q1 2015)
The development of oil and gas resources is driving infrastructure and manufacturing location decisions, while boosting U.S. competitiveness. More

Regional Report: A Unique Focus on Business Expansion in the Pacific States

Karen Thuermer (Directory 2015)
California is applying unique approaches to economic development programs in order to encourage in-state development while the other Pacific States are leveraging their unique geographic and market positions to focus on aerospace, clean tech and exports growth. More

Planning for Expansion in Secondary Markets

Steve Jaffe, Chief Investment Officer and Principal, BH Properties (Directory 2015)
With increased demand for industrial space in primary markets, expanding or relocating business may find that secondary markets can meet prospective needs while offering financial benefits over core MSAs. More

Urban vs. Suburban: Which Location Will Allow Your Company to Grow?

Julia Georgules, Vice President, Associate Director of Office Research, JLL (Q4 2014)
The key to urban vs. suburban or balancing millennial interests and boomer practicality is deciding which location and workplace strategy will accommodate growth. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #5: Advanced ICT - Companies Look to Visionary Locales

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q4 2014)
The rise of “big data” in nearly every industry vertical has promoted continued importance of a robust information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure as a site selection factor. More

Six Predictions Regarding the Industrial RE Market Recovery and How They Have Played Out

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (Q4 2014)
When the industrial real estate recovery began, the trends that likely would drive its transformation and progress became a favorite discussion topic among industry practitioners. Just a few years later, our sector continues on a solid, positive trajectory. Now feels like a good time to look at whether those early prognostications have played out. More

Revolutionary Advances in Life Sciences amid Industry Disruption and Uncertainty

Mark Crawford (Q4 2014)
Major economic, social, and regulatory factors are having big impacts on the life sciences and medical device industries, representing an opportunity for innovative companies to become new leaders and gain market share. More

Special Investment Report: California’s Central Valley

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
It’s a region of great contrasts. More than four million people call it home, and so do hundreds of thousands of cows. It’s a region big on oil production that also happens to have some of the world’s biggest wind and solar power installations. More than 200 crops grow here, and so do dozens of companies developing new aerospace technologies and countless other innovations. More

california at a glance

POPULATION: 37,690,000 (California Department of Finance)

LABOR FORCE: 18,668,100 (September 2014)

RIGHT TO WORK: No

TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES: Services, finance/insurance/real estate, manufacturing, retail trade, wholesale trade, construction, agriculture/food processing

EXPANDING INDUSTRIES:Green technology, high-technology, Internet/web-based industries, biotechnology, telecommunications, healthcare technology, multimedia, entertainment, environmental technology, information technology, diversified manufacturing, transportation/logistics, value-added agriculture

COLLEGE GRADUATES: (Age 25 and over) 29.4%

BASIC BUSINESS TAXES:
Corporate Income Tax: 8.84 percent of net income

Sales and Use Tax: 7.25 to 9.25 percent

Property Tax: Assessed and collected locally by county governments; some cities and special districts collect their own taxes for purposes such as street improvements; average tax rate is 1.1 percent of fair market value

BUSINESS INCENTIVES
CALIFORNIA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES INVESTMENT SERVICES

Incentive Analysis

Site Selection

Facilitation

TAX CREDIT PROGRAMS

Governor’s Economic Development Initiative

New Employment Credit

(Partial) Sales Tax Exemption for Manufacturing and R&D

California Competes Credit

California Research Credit

California Film & Television Credit

(Full) Sales Tax Exclusion

FINANCING PROGRAMS

CalCAP

[NEW] CalCAP Collateral Support

Industrial Development Bonds

Small Business Loan Guarantee Program

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMS

GO Solar California

Self-Generation Incentive Program

Energy Innovations Small Grant Program

Electric Program Investment Charge

Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program

Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program

Air Quality Improvement Program Clean Rebate Project

Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program Providing Loan Assistance for California Equipment Program

Pollution Control Financing

Recycling Market Development Zones Revolving Loan Program

Beverage Container Recycling Grants

Cleanup Loans and Environmental Assistance to Neighborhoods Loan Program

Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program

Tire Equipment Loan Program

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Employment Training Panel

Workforce Investment Board

Department of Education - http://www.cde.ca.gov/eo/in/

PERMIT ASSISTANCE

GO-Biz Permit Assistance Unit

Consolidated Permitting Program

CalGOLD

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

GO-Biz International Trade Unit

China-CA Trade Office

State Trade Export Promotion Program

California Special TEA for EB-5 Program

California Investment Solicitation Program

Principal Manufacturing industries

  • Computer & Electronic Products
    21.1%
  • Food
    12.6%
  • Fabricated Metal Products
    9.4%
  • Transportation Equipment
    8.7%
  • Chemical Manufacturing
    5.9%
  • Machinery
    5.4%
  • Apparel
    4.9%
  • Printing & Related Support Activities
    3.6%
  • Furniture & Related Products
    2.7%
  • Nonmetallic Mineral Products
    2.4%
  • Other Manufacturing Industries
    23.3%