Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts.
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CalOSBA supports economic growth and innovation for ALL California small business, entrepreneurs, and startups by providing information and direct support they need to better navigate resources, programs, and regulations.
The California State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides funding and assistance to California small businesses that aim to initiate or expand their export activities.
The Community & Place-Based Solutions site is California’s clearinghouse for comprehensive community and economic development technical resources and regional assistance. Search funding opportunities, data sources, and more.
GO-Biz Economic Impact
Dollars in New Investments Committed by Businesses Across the State Awarded by the California Competes Tax Credit
Dollars in Direct In-State Spending by Film and TV Tax Credit Recipients
Small Business Jobs Created or Retained With Help From IBank's FY 2020-2021 Loan Guarantees
As a small business in California, we are extremely grateful for our customers who have trusted us to meet their electrical and energy needs, for all the resources and opportunities available to help small businesses grow and our state’s commitment to workforce and business development.
Windell Pascascio Jr., President, Imperial Electric Service Inc
The CA SBDC program is excited at what another year of funding from Go-Biz will mean to the small business community throughout the state. Go-Biz funding will allow the SBDC’s to expand its reach and create innovative and impactful programs that will lead to the growth of existing businesses and the start of many new businesses in underserved and underrepresented areas.
Mike Daniels, Regional Director Orange County / Inland Empire SBDC Network
These funds allow the Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Network to leverage our federal dollars to support significantly more small businesses in the greater Los Angeles region. In the program’s first year, we counseled over 2,500 more clients than the previous year, leading to our highest levels of economic impact to date. Continued funding will further expand our client base and lead to development of new programs designed to increase support for underrepresented entrepreneurs.
Pat Nye, Regional Director of the Los Angeles Small Business Development Network
The 13 Women’s Business Centers in California were pleased to receive TAEP funding this year at record levels. This historic funding allows the Centers to expand the reach and breadth of their services for under-served women entrepreneurs across the state at a time when the capital access and wealth gap for communities of color looms so large in California. In addition to vigorous entrepreneurial training and business coaching, expansion efforts include adding curriculum in different languages, and opening new offices in locations such as Bakersfield and Redding.
Nancy Swift, Executive Director of Jefferson Economic Development Institute and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Network of California Women’s Business Centers
News & Press Releases
Sacramento, CA – The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) distributed the state’s first-ever Local Immigrant Integration and Inclusion Grant (LIIIG) allocations, with over $6 million to twelve local governments across California (see table below for details). This program….
Sacramento, CA – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that a grant totaling $700,000 has been awarded to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) as part of the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). STEP is a federally funded grant program that aims to increase….
CalOSBA Opens Round 1 of California Small Agricultural Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program
Sacramento, CA (August 31, 2023) – The first round of applications for the California Small Agricultural Business Drought and Flood Relief Grant Program opens today, and will ultimately award up to $95 million in drought and flood relief grants to eligible small….
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