Sometimes it’s helpful to hear directly from a business owner to appreciate the incredible complexity of variables that can affect their success and how the Enterprise Zone factors into that context. This perspective can provide a counterbalance to statistical studies […]
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According to The Californian, Salinas Valley was granted their final designation on January 30th. That would make it the first of the 2008 round of applicants to be granted final designation.
The Legislative Analyst’s Office has just released a new report on revenue in the 2009-2010 budget. They basically repeat verbatim what we have seen from them in the past regarding the Enterprise Zone program: Background. State law provides targeted hiring […]
The Sacramento Bee reports that Senate President Darrell Steinberg is saying that there will be a vote on the budget next week: “The process is now coming to a close,” Steinberg said, emerging from a closed-door Democratic caucus meeting. “By […]
Here is the February 2009 edition of the FTB’s “Tax News” newsletter.
Dan Walters writes in today’s Sacramento Bee about a new coalition trying to repeal SBX 28. While Walters focuses on the potentially problematic hidden agenda of the movement’s backers, it is interesting to note the unintended consequences for the Enterprise […]
From the Imperial Valley Press: Local businesses are getting a boost from growing enterprise zones — areas dedicated to economic development that offer a variety of tax incentives to participating companies. “It’s to their advantage to be located in the […]
From the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: As businesses in the San Bernardino area feel the recession’s tightening financial squeeze, the San Bernardino Economic Development Agency is hoping final approval of the San Bernardino Valley Enterprise Zone comes by March 1. […]
Jim Zauher, the Economic Development Director for the city of Redding, makes the case for business participation in the Enterprise Zone in the Redding Record-Searchlight: In 2006, I wrote about how excited C.R. Gibb’s restaurant owner Ed Rullman was about […]
H.R. 1 is titled “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009,” and among the $1 trillion of stuff are two new WOTC target groups: PART 3–INCENTIVES FOR NEW JOBS SEC. 1421. INCENTIVES TO HIRE UNEMPLOYED VETERANS AND DISCONNECTED YOUTH. […]
New on the HCD website: 2008/2009 Application Guidebook Revisions.
Versions of bills attempting to spend unprecedented amount of federal money are beginning to appear out of Washington. Watch for possible help for California in the eventual federal economic stimulus package. The Los Angeles Times describes how the latest House […]
The City of Compton is hosting an informational breakfast meeting on how to take advantage of the opportunities of the Enterprise Zone program: WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2009 TIME: 8:00A.M TO 10:00A.M. WHERE: CRYSTAL CASINO AND HOTEL, 123 EAST ARTESIA, […]
The recent negative report on EZs gets more play in this OC Register commentary. But why are Enterprise Zones now “so-called ‘enterprise zones’”?
At yesterday’s CAEZ Board meeting we were once again treated to an update from Frank Luera at HCD. Of the 31 zones designated in 2006-2008, 16 remain only conditionally designated. The deadline for applications in the 2009 round is March […]
The front page of this morning’s Sacramento Bee, above the fold is the headline “California Republicans put taxes on table for state budget deal.” And in other tax news “Capitol Alert” has the following interesting, yet troubling story about today’s […]
Here are two more reactions to the recent negative report on EZs: From New University at UC Irvine. From the SiliconBeat Blog of the San Jose Mercury News.
As I speculated earlier, the City of Gardena is planning on applying for one of the four open Enterprise Zone slots this year: The Gardena City Council has decided to spend $42,000 on an application seeking designation of the city […]
According to this article in the Oroville Mercury-Register, the Enterprise Zone played a significant role in bringing quality coffee to Oroville: OROVILLE — A long line of cars and a small sea of pedestrians could be seen from Oro Dam […]
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