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SCAM ALERT: Identity Thieves Target San Diego Businesses
5/3/2016 4:37:00 PM
GO-Biz was alerted that several businesses in the San Diego area have been contacted from a (916) phone number by an individual claiming to be a “GO-Biz representative” demanding that the business owner send money or their “business license will be terminated.” This is not a legitimate call. GO-Biz does not collect money from business owners for licensing. These types of phishing scams have been traced to identify thieves in out of state call centers. If you are contacted, DO NOT send money and alert GO-Biz. ...Read More
GO-Biz Launches California-China Trade Network
4/19/2016 12:08:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) today announced the launch of the GO-Biz California-China Trade Network, a new multi-organizational partnership to help bolster and expand the state’s trade and investment efforts in China. ...Read More
GO-Biz & Leading Biotech Industry Execs Announce Bay Area’s Bioscience Strong Job Growth Numbers
3/9/2016 1:19:00 PM
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will join the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) to present the most up-to-date bioscience jobs and industry growth numbers for the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Metropolitan Area. ...Read More
GO-Biz Conducts Survey of EB-5 Regional Centers for EB-5 Foreign Investment Program
2/22/2016 4:33:00 PM

California is the #1 destination in the United States for foreign direct investment (FDI) projects and the EB-5 Program is one of California’s most effective ways to attract FDI into the state. Given the importance of the EB-5 Program for the economy of California, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has implemented an annual survey of Regional Centers to gather information and share results for the 2015 platform in order to provide foreign investors with a complete list of California EB-5 Regional Centers and their respective activities, measure the amount of investments via the EB-5 program as part of California total FDI, and track the number of jobs created via the EB-5 Program.

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The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank Celebrates 1,000th Loan Guarantee
2/4/2016 2:44:00 PM
Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) celebrated IBank’s 1,000th small business loan guarantee at a news conference in the Governor’s Council Room at the State Capitol. ...Read More
GO-Biz and ProMexico to Host California-Mexico Business and Trade Dialogues in San Diego
1/8/2016 9:59:00 AM
San Diego, Calif. - The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and ProMéxico, together with partners at the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s Office, and the United States Department of Commerce U.S. Commercial Service are hosting a summit to discuss California-Mexico cross border relations as part of Governor Brown’s 2014 Trade and Investment Agreement with the Mexican Government. ...Read More
GO-Biz Hosting Two Free Webinars for Businesses Interested in Applying for $75 Million in California
1/5/2016 5:09:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. - The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced it is hosting two free webinars in January for businesses interested in applying for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC). GO-Biz is now accepting applications for $75 million in tax credits during the current application period which closes on January 25. Businesses of all sizes are encouraged to apply for tax credits which are available to companies that are expanding and adding jobs in the state. The online application is available at www.calcompetes.ca.gov...Read More
GO-Biz Now Accepting Applications for California Competes Tax Credits
1/4/2016 4:14:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. - The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that it is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC).  There are $75 million in tax credits available during this application period for businesses that are expanding and adding jobs in the state. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, January 25, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time) and the online application website will automatically close once this deadline has passed.  The online application can be accessed at www.calcompetes.ca.gov. ...Read More
Governor Brown Encourages Californians to Shop Small ahead of "Small Business Saturday"
11/25/2015 9:24:00 AM
Sacramento, Calif. – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a letter in support of the upcoming Small Business Saturday on November 28th.  Small Business Saturday is an initiative that marks a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. ...Read More
GO-Biz Committee Approves $43.7 Million in Tax Credits for 89 Companies Adding Over 7,000 Jobs in CA
11/10/2015 3:12:00 PM
Sacramento, Calif. – 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 $43.7 million in tax credits for 89 companies expanding and creating jobs in California. The awards will help these companies create a projected 7,164 jobs and generate over $600 million in investment across California.  The complete list of approved companies and award amounts can be found here. ...Read More
 

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