Resources and Incentives
Resources and Incentives

From networking to financing, there are many business resources and financial incentives to help you start and grow your business. Explore what’s available.

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Industrial Development Authority Tax Exempt Bond Program
The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) issues tax-exempt bonds that provide a low-cost financing option for the manufacturing industry to acquire and develop properties and equipment. The bond sizes range between $2 to $10 million.
Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Exemption
Manufacturers and certain research and developers may qualify for a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research and development equipment purchases and leases.
Sales and Use Tax Exclusion Program
The California State Treasurer offers a Sales and Use Tax Exclusion (STE) program for advanced manufacturers and manufacturers of alternative source and advanced transportation products, components or systems. The STE program will operate through 2020.
CDC/504 Program: Real Estate & Equipment Loans
For businesses with a tangible net worth less than $15 million and an average net income less than $5 million, CDC/504 loans may be granted for the purchase of land, machinery and equipment, or to purchase improvements to your property.
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
The California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) works with small and medium-sized manufacturers to provide training sessions and strategies that improve performance.
Business Response Unit
The Economic and Workforce Development Department's Business Response Unit (BRU) is available to provide aid to entrepreneurs navigating the processes of the City of Los Angeles' (City) departments.
City of Los Angeles Vendor Self Service Portal
The City of Los Angeles Vendor Self Service portal (LAVSS) allows our vendors to update account information, submit bids and invoices, track payments, and more.
City of Los Angeles Online Certification Portal
The City of Los Angeles offers several certifications to promote opportunities for businesses who want to participate in contracting projects with the City. The Women Business Enterprises (WBE) certification is for businesses where at least 51 percent of it is owned and controlled by one or more women. Obtaining the WBE Certification will provide exposure for your businesses to prime contractors. Many city contracts require the prime contractor to reach out and negotiate in good faith to certified businesses such as the WBE. You may also qualify for other certifications such as the Small, Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) or Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).
California’s Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) ExporTech™
CMTC facilitates ExporTech™ for Manufacturers, a corporate management program that provides Executive Teams strategic focus, connects them to global trade resources, and enables them to create an export growth plan so they maximize business opportunities in global markets.
U.S. Commercial Service - International Trade Administration
The U.S. Commercial Service is the export promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. With its trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries, the U.S. Commercial Service assists U.S. companies, especially small-and-medium-sized companies, to grow their exports to new international markets. The Commercial Service also advances and protects U.S. commercial interests overseas and attracts inward investment to the United States. With two offices in Los Angeles, the Commercial Service is ready to assist you.