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Beyond Silicon Valley: Promising New Tech Boomtowns

Steffen Kammerer, Senior Vice President, Technology Practice Group, JLL (Q1 2016)
In its quest for lower costs, modern facilities, and access to talent, the booming tech sector is finding it can strike gold outside California. More

U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies Update

Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Q1 2016)
Growing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies. More

Regional Report: Tax and Other Incentives Help Job-Creation Numbers in the Pacific States

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Directory 2016)
In response to their specific needs, the Pacific States have instituted varied business-support tools that enhance their competitiveness. More

Data Center Demand Emerges Throughout New Locations in North America

Area Development Research Desk (Directory 2016)
Data centers are key economic drivers in markets within which they operate, and operators have looked to be more efficient with their locations, expanding into regions with more flexible utility costs, incentives packages or lower taxes. More

Food Processing Presents Energy Industry Opportunities in Tulare County, CA

Area Development Research Desk (2015 Food Processing)
The nation’s largest food production region, Tulare County, has attracted ethanol producers such as Calgren Renewable Fuels, as well as companies that capture their carbon dioxide emissions such as Air Liquide. More

North American Seaport Outlook: Potential Shift in Ports of Call

Area Development Research Desk (Q3 2015)
JLL’s research reveals that, although the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will remain the primary U.S. gateways, Gulf and Eastern Seaboard ports are anticipated to capture even more West Coast discretionary cargo when the new Panama Canal opens next year. More

Frontline: West Coast Ports Unite to Solve Challenges

Karen Thuermer (Q3 2015)
Manufacturers of imported and exported goods between the United States and Asia let out a huge sigh of relief in late May when a five-year contract that governs pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports was finally ratified. Despite the ratified agreement, manufacturers are certain that strikes and delays will continue at West Coast ports. More

Top Airport Locations for Real Estate Investors

Area Development Research Desk (Q2 2015)
JLL’s Index evaluates airports based on criteria such as availability of industrial and warehousing space, access to large population centers, and air cargo growth prospects. This year’s highest ranked airport is Chicago O’Hare (ORD) with a score of 144.6, followed by Miami (MIA) at 120.9 and Los Angeles (LAX) with a 117.2. 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%