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Free CA Competes Workshop 6/29

Did you know the state of California is offering over $200 million in tax credits this year to business owners willing to add just one job?

On Thursday, June 29th from 10 - 11 a.m. the City of Visalia and the Visalia Campus of Fresno Pacific University, along with partners, invite businesses to take part in a special workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit program.

This unprecedented program is free and available to businesses of all sizes, in any city in California. Since Governor Brown created the program in 2014, almost 700 California business owners have claimed $492.5 million in tax credits and plan on creating over 70,000 jobs. Last year alone, businesses were awarded roughly $220 million and over 30% of the businesses that applied were approved for tax credits anywhere between $20,000 and $10,000,000.


"I believe the CA Competes Tax Credit is an underutilized incentive in the local region given I think there are many projects that could potentially qualify," shares Devon Jones, City of Visalia Economic Development Manager. "We will have senior staff from the CA Competes program presenting and my hope is that those considering expansion or new locations in Visalia attend to hear more."

Join the City of Visalia, partners and senior officials from the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for the free one-hour business development presentation in your area and get customized guidance on how to apply for this tax credit program. The next application period begins July 24, 2017.

To register online now, visit:
Hosted by the City of Visalia and Fresno Pacific University, Visalia Campus, partners include the California Craft Beer Association, the City of Dinuba, the City of Porterville, the City of Tulare, the Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County, the Small Business Majority, the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, the County of Tulare, the Tulare Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce and the Visalia Economic Development Corporation.

For more information, contact Devon Jones, City of Visalia Economic Development Manager at (559) 713-4190 or devon.jones@visalia.city

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