“VF chose to do business in Visalia in large part because of its central location to the ports of Los Angeles and Oakland. Visalia represents the ideal location from which to receive and process goods.”

Don Arter, Sr. Director of U.S. and Canada Operations
VF Corporation

State, local and federal incentives

Additional reasons to Discover Visalia!

  • 5-year impact fee financing, through the City of Visalia, secured by a lien against real property.
  • 10-year sewer impact fee deferral program. Available for private companies with a permitted wastewater discharge capacity in excess of 500,000 gallons per day.
  • No local utility user tax
  • Southern California Edison “Savings by Design” program
  • California Competes Tax Credit program
  • PACE (Provide Property-Assessed Clean Energy) financing options to encourage energy and water savings.
  • Expedited commercial projects in excess of $1,000,000, including expressed plan checks (30 days or less) and the assignment of an on-call inspector.

Additional California incentives

  • Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ). Incentives include one-stop permitting assistance, waiver or reduction of development/permit fees, a database of land, buildings, markets and feedstock, micro revolving loan fund and installment payment of fees.
    Details: Economic Development Corporation of Tulare County
  • Manufacturing and Research and Development Exemption. Manufacturers and certain research and development firms may obtain a partial exemption of sales and use tax on certain manufacturing and research equipment purchases and leases.
    Details: California State Board of Equalization

Federal incentives

  • Foreign Trade Zone. An FTZ is a designated area, which, for Customs purposes, is considered outside the U.S. A subzone can be created to allow for imported merchandise to be brought into the zone, duty-free.
    Details: Economic Development Corporation of Tulare County
  • Research & Development tax credit. A federal tax credit equal to 20% of the amount by which qualified research expenditures for a taxable year exceeds its base amount for that year, or for basic research payments.
    Details: Economic Development Corporation of Tulare County

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