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Amid Tough Business Climate, California Entrepreneurs Flourish In Part Becuase Of The Enterprise Zone

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


An article in Fox Business lists all the reasons NOT to do business in California.  Yet despite all the negatives, entrepeneurs seem to flourish in the state.    One of the bright spots is undoubtedly the Enterprise Zone tax credits. “Other business ventures that benefit California’s populace may be eligible for numerous tax credits, including enterprise zone credits, economic development area credits and targeted tax area credits.”

Read the full article.

Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone Looking to Expand by 4,800 Acres

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


The Sequoia Valley Enterprise Zone, designated as such in January 2009, currently consists of 33,902 acres, and includes commercial, industrial, non-commercial and non-industrial areas, according to a Porterville Economic Development Department staff report.

The proposed expansion would increase Porterville’s boundaries by 72 parcels for a total of 143 acres. Tulare County’s enterprise zone, which includes the south county communities of Terra Bella, Tipton and Richgrove among 10 others, would be expanded by approximately 3,310 acres.

Read the full article.

Enterprise Zones the One Bright Spot in an Otherwise Tough California Business Climate

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


In a recent survey, ”almost three-fourths (73%) of California firms that do business in multiple states say it is harder doing business in the Golden State than in other states, according to the 2012 business climate survey of the California Foundation for Commerce and Education.  That finding is higher than in 2011 (57%) or in 2010 (63%). The study of 699 businesses is sponsored by the California Chamber of Commerce. No one in the 2012 survey said California is an easier place to do business.”

Respondents are “overwhelmingly unimpressed by California’s state government. Only 2% could name a state action in the past year that helped make it easier to run their business.  Among the action named were enterprise zone tax credits, worker’s compensation reform and minimum-wage increase failed.”

Read the full OC Register article.

Assemblyman Louis Alejo Introduces Bill to Save Expiring Enterprise Zones

Friday, February 17th, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Legislation, Tax News


Assemblyman Louis Alejo, who has been a big supporter of the EZ program over the last few years, has introduced a new bill, AB 484, to address the operation of expiring zones.   Assemblyman Alejo’s district includes Watsonville which is set to expire.  HCD has indicated that it will not be renewing expiring zones or designating new ones for now.  Alejo’s bill seeks to extend the expiring zones until new zones are designated.

Dicon Case Set For Oral Argument

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Legislation, Tax News


The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral argument in the Dicon case for Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in San Francisco.

Brown’s Budget Claims It Will Reform Enterprise Zone Program

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 | Enterprise Zones, Legislation, Tax News


Brown’s budget released today only hints at future reform measures to the Enterprise Zone program.  Perhaps after getting rid of RDAs, the unions are a bit gunshy about outwardly attempting getting rid of another vehicle that has anything to do with jobs while the economy struggles.  Here is what the budget said about Enterprise Zones:

“The resulting stability from a balanced budget will give businesses the certainty and the reassurance they need to invest in California. In addition, the Administration will propose legislation to reform the enterprise zone program and move to a mandatory single sales factor for apportioning multistate business income. Such changes will allow the state to afford investments in manufacturing, business incentives, and other tax relief.”

San Bernardino EZ Expands

Thursday, December 1st, 2011 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


Effective November 8, 2011, the SBVEC has expanded by about 4 square miles.  Read the full story.

HCD Alert!

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 | Enterprise Zones, Legislation, Tax News

Today the HCD issued this press release regarding implementation of new policies, including a moratorium on new zones.  The stated aim of the new policy memorandum is to make the EZ more accountable, efficient and consistent with the Governor’s May budget revise, i.e. a push by the unions to undercut the EZ program from within.  The legal analysis is beginning on the HCD’s claim that the law allows for “up to” 42 zones which if read in the correct light, means phasing out the program.   Read the memo here.

Labor’s Attempt to Limit EZ Credits Fails in Committee

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


In today’s Daily Journal:

A bill intended to close a loophole in existing law that lets companies relocate to another city within the state to gain lucrative tax credits failed to pass out of a legislative committee yesterday.

Assembly Bill 1278, authored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was inspired by a company, VWR International, that is ditching Brisbane to relocate to an enterprise zone in the city of Visalia.

But Hill failed to get the four votes needed to move the bill past the committee stage.

“The bill was not supported by the chair. I thought I could do it now and was looking for one Republican to support it,” Hill said.

The state Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy is chaired by Manuel Perez, D-Coachella. Perez’s Assembly District includes Imperial County, which officially opposed Hill’s legislation.


Perez’s 80th Assembly District covers all of Imperial County and parts of Riverside County and the area’s high jobless figures prompted him to vote against Hill’s bill.

“Coming from a community with unemployment over 20 percent and that has historically suffered from a lack of private investment and jobs, I’m always concerned about the impacts of business closures on families and communities. My vote today does not reflect my lack of concern about this issue but rather the importance of pushing for a broader enterprise zone reform agenda,” Perez wrote to the Daily Journal in an email.

AB 1278 represented a piecemeal approach, which Perez believes would undermine efforts to reform the enterprise zone program.

“I initiated the reform conversation more than a year ago and the negotiation includes a number of issues such as business relocation and the tighter targeting of business incentives. Some of the reform proposals are in my bills, AB 231 and AB 1411. I hope my actions today will induce labor and business to come back to the table,” he continued in the email.

The Governor’s Proposed Enterprise Zone Reforms “are just another billion-dollar tax increase on businesses.”

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 | Enterprise Zones, Tax News


So says Republican Assemblyman Allan Mansoor.  He calls the governor’s proposal to eliminate Enterprise Zones a breach of contract. 

Read his letter.

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