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Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development

Mark Crawford (Q1 2015)
Economic benefits include construction and operations jobs and manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. More than 25 rail manufacturing companies and suppliers have committed to expanding their U.S. operations if their bids are selected for building high-speed rail systems. More

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

10 Inland Ports to Watch

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Intermodal Sites)
Inland ports are poised to play an increasingly vital role and could be a large part of the answer to both the fuel and congestion concerns in the domestic supply chain. 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

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%