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Your manufacturing business might benefit from these local, state, and federal resources

LA Incentive Finder:
The Los Angeles Works Incentives Finder provides a customized list of business incentives for which your business might qualify. Just enter your address, and let the algorithm do the rest.

LA Business Portal:
The LA Business Portal provides you with all of the information you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your business – allowing you to navigate the licensing and registration process in under 24 hours. Try our Start Up Guide to quickly map out how to register your new business and be compliant. Explore a rich library of content and resources to help you manage and grow your business.

Locate LA:
LocateLA helps you easily navigate the site selection process by identifying properties and communities that will fit your business needs – whether you’re commercial, retail or industrial. Just enter your property requirements, and you can compare sites and types of land across LA neighborhoods.

Case Management Program:
What is total investment that your company plan to put into the site? If it’s more than $5M, we can facilitate planning and permitting to ensure that you are meeting code compliance, and that your design and permitting processes are expedient. For smaller projects, the Mayor’s office will liaise to ensure your project is on time and the City services departments can fit your needs.

Industrial Development Bonds:
Through the Industrial Development Authority, the City can provide industrial development bonds, as well as small business loans and HUD-backed large project financing, for site investments at roughly 20-30% below regular interest rates.

CA Competes Tax Credit:
Moving to California, or growing your operations? This income tax credit is available to businesses that come to CA, or stay and grow in the Golden State. Tax credit agreements will be negotiated by the State, but we’ll help you navigate this process.

Use-Tax Rebate:
Are you purchasing significant equipment, or have you already done so? We can ensure that you receive a tax credit for these purchases. The State has a Use Tax Rebate, and the City has an additional one that builds off of the state program. For a succinct overview, see these links: (California) (Los Angeles

R&D Tax Credit:
Have you developed a new product, or innovated a product within the last 10 years? Most manufacturers can take advantage of this state-level tax incentive, but don’t realize they qualify.

Workforce Training:
When you are ready to start hiring, we will connect you to the WorkSource Center that manages manufacturing worker pipelines, so that you know you have the employee skills you’ll need to operate your plant. The Mayor’s office can also connect you to Employee Training Panel (ETP) funding, so that your workers can be trained on your machines, for low or no cost.

Export Planning:
The Mayor’s office and the State of California have numerous programs that can facilitate international exports. Whether you’re looking to get into exports, are export ready, or are already exporting, the Mayor’s office can assist you in achieving your international trade goals. For more information, visit

CA Made Certification Program:
The Governor’s office has a new program, as of summer 2016, that allows products substantially made in the state to officially use the “CA Made” brand. It was ratified by the legislature this year and is overseen by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.


For more information about any of these incentives, contact:

Adrienne Lindgren
Business Development Manager, Aerospace & Manufacturing
Office of LA Mayor Garcetti
213-610-8277 (cell)