Local Incentives

Take advantage of several local incentives that are available to businesses in Fresno County. Our Business Development team is always here to help.

 PG&E Economic Development Rate (EDR)

Qualifying businesses in Fresno County will receive a 30% Enhanced Rate reduction on their monthly electricity costs. The PG&E EDR is a 5 year program designed for businesses with high energy loads (200 kW/month or greater) that are: Considering locating within California and have other out-of-state options, are relocating from California to other states, or are closing their existing California operations.

Learn more about the EDR

 County of Fresno Fee Deferral Program

Qualifying job producing projects may defer 75% the County’s Plan Review/Building fees, with a maximum of $50,000 deferment per project. Fees are repaid 25% annually for three years. Project must create at least 20 full-time jobs, either directly or indirectly.

County of Fresno Department of Public Works & Planning

Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ)

Incentive available to businesses that use recycled or recovered materials as raw materials in their manufacturing processes or reduce the creation of solid waste. Incentive benefits include: Low interest micro-loan program (up to $2 million), development and permitting assistance, and a waiver or reduction of development/permit fees. Available to businesses throughout Fresno County.

Learn more about the RMDZ

City of Kingsburg - Incentives for New Development

  • 25% reduction in the City's Capital Facilities Fees
  • 50% rebate of the City's portion of real estate property taxes for three years
  • 50% rebate of the City's portion of sales taxes for three years
  • 21 day administrative approval for permitting
Additional reductions in capital facility fees available, based upon eligibility

Click to view available properties at the Kingsburg Business Park

City of Clovis - Core Area Fee Reduction

Reduction of development impact fees for in-fill development in the City of Clovis predesignated core area. In some cases, fees can be reduced by as much as 70%.

For more information, contact City of Clovis, Andy Haussler (559) 324-2095

 City of Fresno - iDIFER

City of Fresno iDifer program will reduce or eliminate development impact fees for qualifying industrial job producing development projects. (Project Example: A new 155,000 sq/ft industrial building that fully qualifies would save $176,000)

For more information, contact City of Fresno, Larry Westerlund (559) 621-8355

City of Sanger - Industrial Development Incentive

City of Sanger will reduce or eliminate development impact fees for development projects created on industrially zoned sites. Development impact fees may also be deferred and financed for a period of up to 10 years by the City of Sanger.

For more information, contact City of Sanger, Dan Spears (559) 577-9555

Fresno Energy Watch Program

Finance energy efficiency upgrades that may have otherwise gone unfinanced. With programs like the POWER Loan and the Energy Efficient Retrofit Loan Program - Business can borrow up to $100,000, with 0% interest for up to 60 months to finance energy efficiency upgrades.

Learn more about the Fresno Energy Watch loan programs

Business Development Team

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Clay Gilpin
Economic Development Coordinator

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