Workforce Incentives

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. 

www.ETP.ca.gov

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.

Call: 1-844-431-4748

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.

Contact BEAR@fresnoedc.com

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.

Visit:  iBank.ca.gov

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. 

Email: calcompetes@gobiz.ca.gov

Visit: www.business.ca.gov 

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. 

Contact: MHendrickson@co.merced.ca.us

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.

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