State Incentives

Take advantage of several state incentives available to businesses in Fresno County.

California Competes Credit

California income tax credit negotiated between State & businesses that want to stay and grow or locate within California. Credit amount depends on several factors, including but not limited to job creation, economic impact, amount of investment in California by business.

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Manufacturing Equipment Sales & Use Tax Exemption

Partial sales/use tax exemption on purchase or lease of manufacturing and related equipment. Eliminates 4.19% of state’s sales tax/use portion and can provide an immediate benefit by allowing for tax exemption at the time of equipment purchase.

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Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)

Available to Fresno County businesses that use recycled or recovered materials as raw materials in their manufacturing processes or reduce the creation of solid waste. Incentive benefits include:

  • Low interest micro-loan program (up to $2 million),
  • Development and permitting assistance,
  • Waiver or reduction of development/permit fees.

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Research and Development (R&D) Credit

Federal and State income tax credit available to businesses incurring qualified research expenses while conducting qualified research in California. Credit received based on a percentage of the excess of current year research expenditures over a computed base amount.

Learn more about the R&D Credit