Wieckowski to co-host GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit workshop to help local businesses grow

December 1, 2016

Fremont – State Senator Bob Wieckowski will co-host a Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit.  Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend to receive instructions on how to apply for this tax credit.

“I voted to create the California Competes program in 2012 to reform the state’s partnership with the private sector and create more California jobs,” said Wieckowski, a member of the Senate’s Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. “Hundreds of companies, including large and small firms in my district, have benefited from these tax credits that help businesses expand and hire more workers.”

WHO:           Sen. Bob Wieckowski, GO-Biz California Competes Tax Credit staff

WHAT:          California Competes Tax Credit Workshop

WHERE:       Fremont Main Library, 2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont CA

WHEN:          10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

REGISTER:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fremont-go-biz-california-competes-tax-credit-workshop-tickets-27997417028.

The California Competes Tax Credit Program has $243.3 million in tax credits available during the 2016-2017 fiscal year for businesses that want to expand in or relocate to California.  The next round of applications opens on Jan. 2, 2017.  The tax credit workshop and the program are free and available to all businesses.

Last month, GO-Biz announced another $60.9 million in tax credits for 74 companies creating jobs in California, including $2.3 million for Malware Bytes Corporation, a cybersecurity firm in Santa Clara. 

The list included companies operating in a variety of industries running the gamut from healthcare, furniture design and manufacturing, auto repair, heating and air conditioning, construction services and engineering consulting.

Other co-hosts include the City of Fremont, the Alameda County Small Business Development Committee, the California Manufacturing & Technology Association, CALASIAN Chamber of Commerce, and the Fremont and Milpitas chambers of commerce, among others.

Senator Wieckowski represents the 10th District, which includes southern Alameda County and parts of Santa Clara County.