Kern County Economic Development

Kern County Economic Development

Economic Development ♦ Business Incentives

California Business Incentives


The State of California has several programs, opportunities and business-friendly policies for companies interested in establishing a California operation.   Details

California Competes Tax Credit

County of Kern Economic Development Incentive Program


This program is administered by the County Administrative Office to encourage new businesses to locate in Kern County and to encourage those businesses already located here to expand and provide employment opportunities consistent with County goals. The program offers cash payments to qualified, non-retail businesses whose investment will 1) yield at least $50,000 over a five-year period to the County of Kern General Fund and 2) create at least 10 full-time equivalent permanent jobs with benefits that are available to Kern County residents at the proposed County business location for the same five-year period.

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