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Providing the Tools, Services and Programs for Success

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SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE

City staff can assist in compiling a list together of possible sites for your business, provide advice on zoning code and provide feedback about the need for additional permitting measures.

CITY OF MENIFEE STUDIES

DEMOGRAPHICS

Menifee is a great community for living & working, with world-class establishments, award-winning libraries and schools, and over 92,000 residents. It's prime location, young and eager local workforce, top-notch education system, and affordable housing position Menifee to help your business succeed.

FEES

City of Menifee current fee schedule as adopted March 19, 2012.

ZONING CHECK

The City’s Menifee’s General Plan sets out certain designations that allow businesses to be located within zones that fit their business. The Economic Development Department can assist with checking your zoning to ensure that your business fits within you desired location.

PERMITS & LICENSES

The Menifee Municipal Code requires all businesses located and operating within the City to be properly licensed as well as in accordance with the standards for Planning (Zoning), Building & Safety and Public Health. Prior to the issuance of a Business License, inspections by the Building Division may be required in addition to approvals by the Planning Division. Additional approvals may be required by other Departments depending on the type of business being conducted. Department approvals apply to all businesses physically located in Menifee City limits.

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SERVICES

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Menifee b3 — building better businesses — offers tools and resources for business owners and managers to grow their businesses and improve the bottom line. Resources include free or low-cost support, counseling, workshops and classes for developing and existing Menifee businesses.

These services are offered through the city’s partnerships with existing business support organizations that provide information about different topics including, but not limited to:

Menifee’s Economic Development Department can help your business grow.

General Business Information

Marketing & Social Media

Finance & Loan Information

Employee Recruitment & Retention

Growth & Expansion

For Additional Information Contact:

Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Department

START UP ASSISTANCE

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Small Business Administration Loan Program is a national program that promotes small business formation and growth by providing loans to qualified applicants. SBA loans fund businesses when financing is unavailable through typical lending channels.

The SBA's Microloan Program is a popular program that provides small, short term loans to specific small businesses and not for profit child-care centers.

WORKFORCE TRAINING

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Mt. San Jacinto College Mt. San Jacinto College’s Menifee campus is oriented toward career developmental skills training and offers online and on-site classes to more than 8,000 enrolled students. MSJC offers Associate Degrees in 47 areas of study and 32 different Certificates.

Brandman University’s Menifee campus offers Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in programs like Education, Psychology, Leadership, and Business. Courses are offered in a blended format, combining on campus instruction once a week with collaborative online learning between class meetings. This combination provides flexibility for students to achieve their educational goals without putting their lives or jobs on hold.

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS & CONSULTING

Consulting Workshops

Small Business Development Center

The City of Menifee contracts with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (IE-SBDC) to provide services for our booming small business community.

One-on-One Business Consulting

IE-SBDC provides one-on-one Business Consulting sessions for new and existing businesses. All sessions are confidential and FREE of charge for Moreno Valley residents and businesses. Topics include:

  • Starting & Expanding a Business
  • Business Planning/Business Plan Resources
  • QuickBooks Consulting & Financial Projections
  • Loan & Funding Assistance: Small Business Administration and Conventional
  • Government Contracting & Marketing

Sessions are scheduled in advance and hosted at the Menifee Valley of Commerce.

SCORE

The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a national, non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start-up or grow. SCORE is an active partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The effort in Moreno Valley is part of the Inland Empire Chapter.

SCORE provides Menifee’s small businesses with FREE business mentoring. They also offer business workshops and webinars to Menifee businesses.

To register for a workshop or webinar, or to request a mentor, contact SCORE online at score.org

Workshop Training Schedule

The IE-SBDC also provides FREE business development workshops throughout the year for Menifee businesses and residents. Whether you are a new business owner, thinking of starting a business, or have been in business for years, these workshops provide valuable information for entrepreneurs at every stage. A sampling of topics includes starting a new business, learning financial tools, email marketing, and social media. Check out the full line-up of workshops scheduled for this year! Sign-up for one of the following FREE workshops online at iesmallbusiness.com or call 951.781.2345 to reserve your seat today!

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Programs

The City of Menifee’s Economic Development Department manages several programs that are tailored to benefit the City of Menifee’s Economic Development Economic Development Strategy.The City would like to encourage you to participate! If you would like to participate in any of the  ED programs, please contact the Economic Development Department.

MENIFEE MASTERS

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MENIFEE MUNCH

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Munch with us! Get out of the office, meet friends and community members and check out local restaurants during the monthly Menifee Munch. Join Menifee city staff who will be munching at the featured Menifee Munch restaurant on the second Monday of each month. It’s a great opportunity to network and get up to date with the latest news and information about Menifee’s projects and programs. A different staff member or community member will present at every Menifee Munch event.

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

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City of Menifee Business Spotlight program is a FREE business recognition program designed to create awareness about the variety of local businesses and their contributions to the Menifee community and region.

All businesses and nonprofit organizations with a valid City of Menifee business license that occupy a commercial business location, or use a permitted vehicle for mobile businesses are eligible to apply.

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MAYOR'S ROUNDTABLE

The City of Menifee’s Mayor’s Roundtable program promotes dialogue between the business community and City officials and staff. Roundtables are hosted four times annually, once in each selected industry. Attendees include business owners and managers representing industries such as legal, medical, education, commercial development, and residential development within the City.

Roundtables are hosted at Menifee City Hall in partnership with the Menifee Valley Chamber of Commerce. The meal is provided and RSVPs are required.

BUSINESS VISITATION

The City of Menifee’s Office of Economic Development would love to come visit your site to learn about your business and open lines of communication between your business and City Hall. We are looking forward to building a relationship with you! To schedule a site visit, please contact the ED Department at EconDev@cityofmenifee.us, we are happy to make the arrangements!

Resource Contacts

ED Coalition - Valley of Innovation 

EDCSWC is a public/private non-profit organization serving cities and unincorporated communities in the southwestern region of California.

The EDC works to enhance business retention and development by promoting economic growth and a positive business environment in this region. The EDC also assists commercial and industrial enterprises identify and resolve problems or concerns in the region.

Menifee’s economic development department works with the EDC to promote business relocation and retention in Menifee.

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