Employment Training Panel (ETP)
Available to employers looking to up-skill employees for greater competition in the national and global market. Flexible training program is developed with the State of California and funding is performance based.
Human Resource Hotline
Provided by the Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board. This hotline is free to employers across all of Fresno County. For answers to your complex or even simple HR needs including up to date employment law changes.
Incumbent Worker Training
Training funds available through Fresno Regional Workforce Development Board
New Employment Opportunity (NEO)
Wage Reimbursement of 100% for the first three months of employment for hiring qualified employees. Available through Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) in partnership with the County of Fresno Department of Social Services.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
Federal level tax credit available to employers who hire individuals that qualify based on a targeted population including Veterans, Ex-Felons, Summer Time Youth, and Government Assisted Individuals. Visit the EDD website for the WOTC Employer Guide.
Finance Programs and Incentives
Industrial Development Bond Financing Program
CA Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank) offers several programs for businesses large and small with potential for long and flexible terms and low interest rates. See all programs at the website below.
California Competes Tax Credit
State level income tax credit available to businesses that apply online during open application periods (typically 3 times per fiscal year).
Call: 916-322-4051 for live technical support and information.
PG&E Economic Development Rate (EDR)
Reduced rate for five years for businesses at risk of leaving California or expanding businesses that are considering other locations out of state.
Visit: PG&E Economic Development
Global Trade and Investment
Foreign Trade Zone #226
Designated facilities that, for Customs purposes, are outside of the United States. Benefits include reduced tariffs and fees. Zone designation can be evaluated by the administrating entity which for Zone #226 is the County of Merced.
Many other incentives and resources are available to business looking to expand or locate in Selma.
Please Contact Us to learn about the best options for your business.
STAY AT HOME ORDERS ARE IN EFFECT. ALL NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES SHOULD BE CLOSED. The support available, as related to the economic impact of the global pandemic, will be changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information please use the button below to contact the City of Selma. Agencies listed below also have valuable resources on their websites.