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California Dept. of Economic Development Resources for Business

California resources for businesses and community development are supported by incentives and strategic programs.

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california green industry The Division of Economic Development of California's Department of Commerce This department's goal is to support local businesses and community. As the State's lead organization for economic development, the Department of Economic Development can provide business services and resources.

Small business support includes: The Small Business Development Center Program

The Small Business Development Centers provide one-stop access to free business counseling, planning, marketing and training programs.

Other services include:

Permits & Licenses This section will guide you through the complex system of business permits and environmental/land use licenses.

Small Business Assistance and Advocacy Program The Small Business Assistance and Advocacy Program can help you get access to state resources. Experts can provide answers to specific small business questions, including licenses, registrations and permits.

Links to Helpful Organizations Link to the popular independent and governmental organizations that maintain active web sites which provide further resources or problem-solving units for businesses.

Community & Investment Incentives

Programs include Enterprize Zones, Local Agency Military Base Recovery, Revitalization zones, Manufacturing Enhancement Areas and Targeted Tax Areas.

The Department also helps businesses with Site Selection and Expansion, Military Base Revitalization and a guide through the state agencies that contract with California businesses.

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