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GO-Biz Receives 341 California Competes Applications Seeking $75 Million in Available Tax Credits
8/25/2015 2:50:00 PM
– The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that it received a total of 341 applications with a combined tax credit request of $269 million for an available $75 million for the most recent California Competes Tax Credit application period which closed on August 17, 2015.
GO-Biz Announces $747,000 Federal Grant for Trade and Export Initiative
8/25/2015 9:22:00 AM
– The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that California received a $747,781 grant from the federal government to help small businesses boost trade and export abroad.
GO-Biz Awards Lean 6-Sigma Efficiency Training Certificates to 23 State Officials
7/23/2015 9:52:00 AM
. – Building on the Administration’s efforts to make state government more efficient, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) yesterday awarded 23 state officials across various agencies and departments certificates of completion for the Lean 6-Sigma training program administered by GO-Biz which helps streamline permitting and make state government more business friendly.
GO-Biz Announces Statewide California Competes Tax Credit Workshops
7/9/2015 5:46:00 PM
. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that it is holding a series of California Competes Tax Credit technical assistance workshops throughout the state.
GO-Biz Debuts California Business Portal for Small Business Owners
7/1/2015 6:46:00 PM
GO-Biz previewed the California Business Portal to small business owners. Watch the video to see what business owners are saying about the California Business Portal.
GO-Biz Launches New California Business Portal: A One-Stop-Shop Website for Business Owners
7/1/2015 1:34:00 PM
As part of an ongoing effort to provide more on-line tools to businesses, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced the launch of the California Business Portal, a one-stop-shop website for business owners looking for information and assistance. (
GO-Biz California Competes Committee Approves $49.8 Million in Tax Credits for 63 Companies
6/19/2015 7:38:00 AM
Building upon California’s nation leading job creation, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) committee approved $49.8 million in tax credits for 63 companies expanding and creating jobs in California.
GO-Biz to Host May Webinars for Small Business Month
4/14/2015 5:34:00 PM
In celebration of Small Business Month, you are invited to join GO-Biz’s Office of Small Business Advocate (OSBA) for a series of free webinars to educate small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs on important requirements and available resources.
Space is limited and registration is required – please register now!
GO-Biz News Brief (March 12, 2015)
3/12/2015 2:17:00 PM
A Cross Section of News from the Previous Week: (Bloomberg View)
Best State for Business? Yes, California
: There are plenty of reasons to presume that California must be a bad place to do business. Why then does the market, where buyers and sellers determine relative value, show otherwise? California-based companies surpass their competitors in the U.S. by most measures of performance favored by investors. California companies in the S&P 500 delivered returns of 134 percent; the closest big-state challenger was Florida, whose S&P companies had an 82 percent return, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Companies domiciled in California also outperformed the S&P 500 during the past four years by a margin of 23 percent.
GO-Biz Receives 253 Applications from Businesses Seeking California Competes Tax Credit to Add Jobs
2/6/2015 12:06:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – Building on the state’s effort to help businesses expand and create new jobs, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced that it received a total of 253 applications with a combined tax credit request of $289 million for the most recent California Competes Tax Credit application period which closed on February 2, 2015.
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