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Expires December 31, 2013.
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An Enterprise Zone is a defined geographic area in which businesses can claim certain state income tax savings and other advantages. Enterprise Zones were created in California to stimulate business investments in areas that are economically disadvantaged and to spur job growth in areas of high unemployment.
Businesses that operate in an Enterprise Zone (EZ) can claim tax credits for employee wages and manufacturing equipment purchases. Businesses are also offered job referral services, development permit expediting and assistance, tax savings on loans, reductions on certain development fees, and access to specialized technical and financial assistance programs. San Diego's Regional Enterprise Zone is located throughout the City of San Diego including communities in the South Bay area near the U.S.-Mexico border and in portions of the cities of National City and Chula Vista. A special enterprise zone is also located at the Naval Training Center Redevelopment Project Area, which includes Liberty Station, near Downtown.
Status of San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone & LAMBRA
On Sept. 26, 2013, Governor Brown signed AB 106 into law which includes clean-up language for the ultimate wind down of the State's Enterprise Zone Program.
The bill revised the provisions of AB 93 to allow local Enterprise Zone/LAMBRA entities formerly authorized to issue a hiring credit voucher certificate to continue issuing certificates for one year after the Targeted Tax Areas expire on December 31, 2013. As a result, the San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone (SDREZ) Manager can now continue to accept voucher certificate applications and issue certificates up to, but no later than, January 1, 2015.
Note: Per the approved legislation, voucher certificate applications for employees hired after December 31, 2013 will not be eligible for processing.
For further information regarding the recent EZ legislation, or clarification of the aforementioned deadlines, please contact Kevin Sullivan (SDREZ Manager) at (619) 533-5954 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The new San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone offers:
- Free job referral services
- Development permit expediting and assistance
- Tax savings on loans
- Specialized technical and financial assistance programs
Established in 2006, the One Zone is a regional economic development 15-year business tax credit program incorporating portions of the City of San Diego, significant portions of the City of Chula Vista and the City of National City.
The San Diego Regional Enterprise Zone is a designated area within these cities where businesses receive substantial tax breaks and other incentives. Because San Diego's economy is regional in nature, collaborating with other local cities and the state to expand business incentives increases San Diego County's ability to compete with other regions, create new jobs and increase investment in our region.
Are YOU in the Zone?
To contact a representative for assistance, click here
To take advantage of these incentives, click here
To download a fact sheet about the program in PDF, click here
To determine if your business is located in the SDREZ, or to confirm if an employee resides in the Targeted Employment Area (TEA), go to the Enterprise Zones
website and select the "EZ & TEA Address Locator