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Governor Visits New Amazon Fulfillment Center in Former Enterprise Zone

Governor Brown made a much publicized visit to the new Amazon fulfillment center in San Bernardino which was constructed specifically in the Enterprise Zone before the Governor managed to eliminate that program. A number of news sources are reporting how San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris specifically mentioned the loss of the Enterprise Zone program and […]

City of Oxnard Making Push for New Enterprise Zone

The City of Oxnard posted a press release for an event on Monday, January 21 to unveil plans to seek a new Enterprise Zone designation. Two Enterprise Zones expired in 2012 and the State has the option to therefore designate two new zones. State representatives have thus far said that they have no plans to […]

2012 Anaheim Enterprise Zone Business of the Year

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Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates New Enterprise Zone in Los Angeles

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa held an event to celebrate the recent designation of the new Harbor Gateway Communities State Enterprise Zone (HGCSEZ). The following is from the Mayor’s press release: Mayor Villaraigosa today joined Congresswoman Janice Hahn, Councilmember Joe Buscaino, and local business owners to celebrate the designation of the Harbor Gateway as […]

Enterprise Zone Helps Save Redding Business

The Anderson Valley Post reports on a business that would have likely been relocated out of California if not for the Enterprise Zone benefits: “There are four companies from across the United States (that) have looked seriously at purchasing this company in the past few months,” Guay said. “I believe each one of them would […]

Enterprise Zone in Los Angeles Helping Small Manufacturer Expand

Here is a nice article from the Los Angeles Daily News of how the Enterprise Zone is helping to expand manufacturing and create new jobs: CHATSWORTH – Jonathan Ward has built a solid business out of crafting the ultimate custom getaway rides: state-of-the-automotive-art replicas of vintage utility vehicles such as Willys Jeeps, Toyota Land Cruisers […]

Assemblymember Luis Alejo Focuses on Enterprise Zone in Reaction to State of the State Address

Assemblymember Luis Alejo who represents the areas including the Salinas Valley Enterprise Zone and the Watsonville Enterprise Zone. In reaction to the Governor’s State of the State Address yesterday, a press release has been posted to the Assemblyman’s website. Assemblyman Alejo is focusing on Enterprise Zones this year as evidenced by his attendance at HCD’s […]

Manufacturer Moves From China to California Enterprise Zone

Assemblyman Manuel Pérez along with Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack were on hand for the opening of Tala Enterprises in the Coachella Valley Enterprise Zone. The story of Tala Enterprises, an apparel company, is extremely optimistic because of their decision to move manufacturing from China to California. Here is the whole story from the Desert Sun: […]

Assemblyman Berryhill Praises Enterprise Zones at Stockton Steel

Assemblyman Bill Berryhill was a guest speaker at an event held at Stockton Steel as reported in the Central Valley Business Journal: On September 26, Stockton Steel welcomed 250 guests to the company’s main office and 40 acre yard filled with steel to celebrate Steel Day. “Steel Day’s been in effect for three years and […]

Enterprise Zone Brings Manufacturing Jobs to Coachella Valley

A California based apparel company is moving manufacturing back to California from China because of the Enterprise Zone. Here is the story from the Desert Sun: Liat Tala is the picture of success. Her company, Kentucky Denim, has sold a premium men’s denim clothing line it makes in China to more than 300 stores in […]

Oakland Using Enterprise Zone to Create 85 New Jobs

The City of Oakland published the following in a press release: The Oakland Redevelopment Agency has announced that two new auto dealerships will be coming soon to Broadway Auto Row. Nissan of Oakland will open a 20,000-square-foot facility at 2855 Broadway and Infiniti of Oakland will open a 40,000-square-foot-facility at 2735 Broadway. The new dealerships […]

Imperial County Board of Sups. Propose Enterprise Zone Expansion

According to the Imperial Valley Press, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to expand their Enterprise Zone in order to help a golf course add 100 new jobs: The Calexico-County Enterprise Zone that gives state tax incentives to businesses located in such areas was expanded Tuesday by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors to […]

Long Beach is Using its Enterprise Zone to Help Lure Boeing Jobs

According to the Contra Costa Times: City leaders are hoping to lure a planned next-generation Boeing 737 assembly plant to Long Beach, a move that would reinvigorate the community’s long history of aerospace production. Boeing has announced it may move its existing plant in Renton, Wash. – near Seattle – as it develops a new, […]

Kern County and Antelope Valley Teaming Up For New Enterprise Zone

According to this article in in TehachapiNews.com by a Kern County Supervisor: At my request, the county is also fervently working to bring a much needed Enterprise Zone to East Kern. Enterprise Zones provide state tax incentives for job creation in economically challenged areas. Kern County is working closely with Antelope Valley officials to submit […]

Enterprise Zone News Roundup

The following are Enterprise Zone related stories that have appeared over the last week or so: CAEZ President Craig Johnson had an Op-Ed published in the Contra Costa Times where he discussed the demise of AB 1278 and said: If legislators want to find a way to improve the state’s economy, attacking the Enterprise Zone […]

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