Economic Development Incentives

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The City of La Quinta’s Economic Development Department is dedicated to providing comprehensive assistance to businesses at every stage of development. By working hand-in-hand with new and existing businesses, the City is fostering growth that will encourage investment in the community and employment opportunities for area residents. 


Federal Incentives

State Incentives

    • Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development website. Directs you to California programs, incentives, permits, exports, and imports


    • Information on Go-Biz, which includes its history, affiliations, and importance to California


    • Page with frequently asked questions concerning California’s Research and Development (R&D) Credit. R&D credit is designed to encourage companies to increase basic research and development activities in the state.


    • Film & Television Tax Credit Program 2.0- provides tax credit to qualified productions that are produced in California. Offers tax credits to TV projects and feature films with several application periods each fiscal year


    • Page with frequently asked questions concerning California’s Corporation Taxes


    • The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Authority (CAEATFA)- supports California’s mission to provide financial incentives to cutting edge companies by offering a sales and use tax exclusions to manufactures that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation.
    • California Business Incentive Gateway is an online marketplace to connect business owners with economic incentives, such as tax breaks and fee waivers, offered by local governments throughout the state of California. 

County Incentives

    • The County of Riverside Microenterprise Loan Program (MLP) is designed to provide critical and necessary business financing, at affordable rates and terms, to Microenterprise businesses (a small business that employs no more the 5 employees, and is operates with a small amount of capital, that may specialize in providing goods or services for their local areas) in the County of Riverside. The intent of the MLP is to provide "appropriate" assistance to businesses, which in turn will allow them to expand and diversify, create and/or retain jobs, and increase the commercial and industrial base of the community

Local Incentives

  • Streamline Permitting and Review
  • Expedited Plan Check and Inspection
  • Business Liaison Service
  • Pre-Development Meetings
  • Site Selection Assistance