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ALL CITY OF FRESNO ENTERPRISE ZONE HIRING VOUCHER APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY OCTOBER 1, 2014!

Please read this important message from the Incentive Zone Manager regarding the State Enterprise Zone Program


The City of Fresno is excited to announce the approval of our First Enterprise Zone Expansion! Updated information (maps, address list, and address locator) can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact our office.

The City of Fresno Enterprise Zone covers approximately 17,000 business addresses within the City of Fresno! See link to map at the bottom of this page.

To find out if your business is located in the Enterprise Zone, or one of our other incentive zones, check our Incentive Zone Address Locator .

Try out our Enterprise Zone Calculator to find out how much money your business could save!

For questions regarding the Enterprise Zone, e-mail Kelly Vaughan Trevino in the City of Fresno Downtown and Community Revitalization Division or call (559) 621-8426.

Click here to watch an informative video on the City of Fresno's Incentive Zones.



Overview
The City of Fresno was originally granted an Enterprise Zone designation in October 1986.  This zone expired on October 14, 2006. 

The City of Fresno received a brand new Enterprise Zone designation effective October 15, 2006 and was scheduled to expire in 2021.  Unfortunately, legislation passed in June, 2013 eliminated the Enterprise Zone program, effective January 1, 2014.

Businesses in the zone - from large manufacturing companies to small neighborhood restaurants - can significantly reduce their state income taxes by taking advantage of special California Enterprise Zone tax benefits.

Located within the Fresno Enterprise Zone borders are affordable manufacturing and commercial sites, as well as unique retail locations.  The zone is within immediate access of two freeways, two state highways, the Fresno Yosemite International Airport and the Downtown Chandler Airport.  It is also in close proximity to a wide range of educational facilities, housing and other amenities.  These assets add up to an increasingly powerful ability to assist current businesses and attract new companies, jobs and investments.

A business located within the Enterprise Zone can receive tax credits each time it hires an eligible employee or purchases qualified new machinery, equipment or pollution control devices.  Incentives are also available to many employees who work in the zone and lenders who make loans to qualified businesses.  Most businesses in the Enterprise Zone are automatically eligible for benefits.  There is no certification process.

Print out a Summary of Benefits to learn more about this exciting zone!

Contents

Benefits 
Hiring Voucher Directions (includes ALL VOUCHERING FORMS)  ALL VOUCHER APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 10/1/14!!

*There is currently a 8 - 10 week turnaround time for voucher application processing 

Frequently Asked Questions

**Be aware that all former TEA designations expired on 7/8/13.  For employees hired after 7/8/13 make sure you are utilizing the most recent TEA list(s)!**

Current Enterprise Zone Information:
CURRENT Enterprise Zone Map *updated January 2013!
Addresses within CURRENT Enterprise Zone *updated January 2013! (guide only, please confirm all addresses with the City of Fresno or use the Incentive Zone Address Locator)
*CURRENT Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Address List (effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13)
*CURRENT Targeted Employment Area (TEA) Map (effective 1/1/13 - 12/31/13)

Expired Enterprise Zone Information:
EXPIRED Enterprise Zone Map (10/15/86 - 10/14/06)
Addresses within Expired Enterprise Zone
* 2006 TEA Address List (effective 10/15/06-7/8/13)
* 2006 TEA Map (effective 10/15/06-7/8/13)
* Original TEA Address List (expired 5/6/08)

FTB Publication 1158 
Forms and Instructions - Booklet 3805Z
Summary of Benefits 
Local Tax Consultant List

*When qualifying employees as TEA Residents, please take note of the date of hire in relation to the effective date(s) of the TEA.  Be aware that from 10/15/06 - 5/8/06 and from 1/1/13 - 7/8/13 there were TWO TEA's in effect in the City of Fresno.