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Expand or Relocate to California

California Business Data

Relocate or Expand to California

CA business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for California


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 3/6/2018. All other data updated on 11/13/2017. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax

Sales Tax

Property Tax
County government levies and administers property taxes. Levied on 100% of assessed value. Average rate for California is 1.1%.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
17% Electronic and other electric equipment
13% Food and kindred products
12% Industrial machinery and equipment
9% Instruments and related products
8% Transportation equipment

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Google North America, Inc. (Mountain View) - 20,000
Apple, Inc. (Cupertino) - 16,000
Intel Corp. (Santa Clara) - 13,050
Northrop Grumman Aerospace International, Inc. (Redondo Beach) - 10,000
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. (Burbank) - 9,500
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Los Angeles - 453,116
Santa Clara - 215,748
Orange - 210,771
San Diego - 140,209
Alameda - 89,187

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
San Diego - 76,466
San Jose - 66,709
Los Angeles - 66,619
Irvine - 47,410
Santa Clara - 38,352

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Research and Development Tax Credit
• Net Operating Loss Carryover
• Work Opportunity Tax Credit
• Sales & Use Tax Exemptions for Clean Tech Manufacturing
• No Finished Goods, Raw Materials or Inventory Tax
• Market Development and Expansion Grant Program
• Recycling Market Development Zone Revolving Loan Program (RMDZ)
• Innovation Hub (iHub) Initiative
• California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)
• Enterprise Zones (EZ)
• Local Agency Military Base Recovery Areas (LAMBRA)
• Manufacturing Enhancement Areas (MEAs)
• Targeted Tax Areas (TTA)
• Empowerment Zones
• Foreign Trade Zones
• California Employment Training Panel
• Industrial Development Bonds
• Pollution Control Financing
• Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (AB 118)
• Small Business Loan Guarantee

Economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, and other organizations & businesses available to assist with your relocation to or from California

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