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

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


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Regions Rise Together: Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Shares New Initiative

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced the Regions Rise Together initiative. The initiative will bring together diverse leaders in every region over the course of the next year so that an inclusive and comprehensive plan is developed that will lift every part of California.
 
The initiative was announced in an Opinion Editorial, which can be read here.


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Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development Celebrates Small Business Month Proclamation

Sacramento, CA – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) celebrates Governor Newsom’s proclamation declaring May to be Small Business Month.

“Today, we celebrate the innovation and impact of California's small business owners,” said the Governor's Chief Economic and Business Advisor and Director of GO-Biz Lenny Mendonca. “They are the bold entrepreneurs of our state who take an idea and tirelessly work to craft that idea into a California Dream. These men and women are also the anchors in their community; making them vital in our effort to build sustainable, inclusive growth across the state.”


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