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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.

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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.

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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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Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Releases EV Charging Station Permitting Guide

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) released its Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permitting Guidebook, a document designed to help businesses and communities work together to accelerate the expansion of California’s charging station network.  
“Access to charging stations is fundamental to building a zero-emission vehicle system for all drivers,” said the Governor’s Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of GO-Biz Lenny Mendonca. “Success starts at the local level, and our team is eager to continue working with local stakeholders to accelerate market development.” 


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

Sacramento, CA – Following the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD) release of the state’s employment data from May, 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.


More than $55M in approved tax credits brings nearly 7,000 new jobs to California

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $55,805,158 in tax credits for 20 companies projected to create 6,824 jobs and make $466,521,930 in new investments across California.  View the complete list of approved companies and award amounts.

“The California Competes Tax Credit continues to encourage companies from around the world to locate, expand and add good paying jobs in our state,” said Lenny Mendonca, Chief Economic Advisor to the Governor, GO-Biz Director, and Chair of the California Competes Tax Credit Committee. “Seeing so many jobs coming to our inland communities is truly invigorating. California’s inland communities are places of great opportunity and innovation. We hope to see more of this growth across the state, in line with our Regions Rise Together initiative as we all play our role in ensuring our economy is one that works for all Californians.” 

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