|California offers unparalleled Business
Advantages to companies seeking the optimal business location.
Our critical mass of business services, intellectual capital, financial acumen, transportation systems
and market access enhance the corporate mission and make California the most efficient place to do business in the world.
California is uniquely positioned to connect employers to workforce development services through
California’s Labor & Workforce Development Agency and the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency. These Agencies offer businesses site selection, employment, education, training, and loan assistance provided through
local, state, and federal programs. Other services include focused recruitment, labor market information and Internet-based job listing service.
In addition, California offers an array of Investment Incentives to assist
companies and investors interested in employing Californians.
California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
CalBIS provides no-fee site selection services to employers, corporate real estate executives,
and site location consultants who are considering California for new business investment and expansion.
As part of the site selection service, CalBIS analyzes the factors affecting a company's investment decision including taxes, human resources,
training and workforce development, incentives, financing, utilities, permits, and specific real estate opportunities available in the state.
CalBIS staff utilizes its statewide network of local economic development officials to recommend and make introduction to specific communities
that meet its clients’ needs. Additionally, CalBIS can serve as a company's liaison to California's regulatory agencies and local governments
throughout the state.
Employment Training Panel (ETP)
ETP assists businesses in acquiring and retraining a highly skilled work force with expertise in very specific fields in order to increase
competitiveness and productivity. ETP will enter into a performance-based customized training contract, for new or existing employees
performed by either an approved training agency or the company itself. As the training is completed, the costs for developing, implementing,
and completing the training are reimbursed. Ranging from about $1,500 to $2,000 per employee, reimbursements are made to the company for each
employee that completes training and remains on the job for 90 days.
Employment Development Department (EDD)
EDD offers a wide variety of services assisting California employers in meeting their labor under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance,
Disability Insurance, Workforce Investment, and Labor Market Information programs.
Labor Market Information
California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank
Find data on average wages by region and occupation.
WorkNet is the name for California's One-Stop Career Center System, a statewide network of conveniently located centers that
provide employment, education, and training services all in one place.
This easy-to-use online system serves employers who want to fill job openings, and individuals seeking employment.
Employers can enter job listings and browse resumes of job seekers who meet the specifications of their openings.
The California I-Bank is a state financing authority that provides
low-cost financing to public agencies, manufacturing companies, nonprofit organizations and other entities eligible
for tax-exempt financing.
California Business Portal
The California Business Portal provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or
relocating a business in California for both domestic and foreign companies.
California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program
Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) through the California Community Colleges provides a variety of solutions for business development and workforce training needs. The EWD program strengthen on-the-job performance and business competitiveness, making California's economy stronger. The program delivers services ranging from basic jobsite skills to advanced technical training. Industry-specific services include worksite training and education in Advanced Transportation Technology, Biotechnologies, Workforce Basic Skills, Business Performance Improvement, Health Care, Digital Media, Environmental Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing, International Trade and Small Business Development.
California Community Colleges System
Empowering Community Colleges Through Leadership, Advocacy, and Support.
To assist you in finding the appropriate permitting information for your business, the CalGOLD database provides links and
contact information that direct you to agencies that administer and issue business permits, licenses and registration
requirements from all levels of government.