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California Business Portal

Business just got easier with the California Business Portal. Find all the tools and resources you need to get your business up and running in California.

California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California.

Permit Assistance

Find out what specific federal, state, regional, or local permits that may be needed for your business. GO-Biz has permit specialists ready to answer all your permit questions.

Film & Television Tax Credit 2.0

 The CA Film and T.V. Tax Credit Program provides $330 million annually to encourage film and television production in the state.

California Made

California is a world leader in innovation, style, and quality goods. Is your product made in California? Certify your product as CA Made.

EB-5 Investor Visa Program

Utilize the Federal Visa Program to attract international investment so that your business can grow.

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GO-Biz Launches #ShopLocalCA Campaign Celebrating California’s Small Businesses

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) launched a video sharing the “#ShopLocalCA” social media campaign, which celebrates the diversity of California’s small businesses this holiday season. 

The #ShopLocalCA campaign amplifies the stories of California's vital small businesses, which are the backbone of our state’s economy. The social media campaign gives Californians an inside look into dozens of small businesses and invites them to participate in this celebration by sharing their favorite small businesses through the hashtag #ShopLocalCA on all social media platforms.


Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor Releases Statement on October Employment Numbers

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from October, the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, Lenny Mendonca issued the following statement:


California announces new round of California Competes Tax Credits

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) Committee approved $88.7 million in tax credits for 14 companies projected to create 2,327 new, full-time jobs and more than $1.5 billion in new investments across California. View the complete list approved companies and award amounts.
Since 2014, GO-Biz has allocated $1.04 billion to 1,043 companies projected to create 108,510 new jobs and make $20.9 billion in new investments. 

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