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Partnerships for a Thriving Economy

The City of Menifee is constantly seeking new and innovative ways to partner with our business community to contribute to Menifee’s thriving economy. For this reason, Menifee offers attractive business incentives for incoming businesses that appeal to the  needs and desires of Menifee's fast-growing community.

BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAM

In 2014, the City Council approved the Business Incentive Program aimed at assisting in the acquisition of some of the most sought out after amenities, restaurants, and entertainment requested by residents and visitors, which provide a much needed job base, as well as revenue for vital City services. Incentives are offered on a case by case basis.

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UTILITY INCENTIVES

No Utility Tax

There is no utility use tax, including electric, telephone, cellular, gas, and water, for businesses located in Menifee.

Brine Line

The City is serviced by a brine line, or non-reclaimable wastewater line. The Brine line flows through Menifee parallel north of Newport Road. This provides a disposal point for industries that produce non-recyclable waste brines. Making disposable more affordable and efficient for businesses.

Fiber Optics

Wireless Internet services are available within the City with Verizon FIOS fiber optic network.

Line A Completion

This project provides protection from historic flooding and removes impacted properties from the 100 year floodplain. This project improves water quality by reducing topsoil erosion and pollutants and implements water quality BMPs, construct drainage basins and removed 500,000 tons of silt and debris that currently flows to the San Jacinto River. Line A also provides flood control protection for the recently flooded Heritage High School, the fire station, existing Edison substation, businesses and homes.

WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT

WORK FORCE

Home to a trade area exceeding 800,000 and central to a regional population of more than 2.6 million people within the County, Menifee’s labor market offers a dedicated and productive workforce.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

The Workforce Development Centers of Riverside County (WDC) employs a full staff of Business Solutions Consultants who provide a variety of services to businesses to help them maximize their success. These services include recruitment assistance to help companies streamline the prescreening, assessment and job posting process. A sampling of services also include labor market information, government resources, job description development and help with accessing hiring and tax incentives.

QUALITY EDUCATION

The Menifee Union Unified School District is one of the highest performing school districts in the entire county. The City lies within a one hour drive of over 20 colleges and universities, with a combined enrollment of more than 150,000 students.

MENIFEE B3 BUILDING BETTER BUSINESS

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

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 free information about different business related topics including, but not limited to:

  • Creating a business plan
  • General business information
  • Marketing and social media
  • Finance and loan information
  • Changing tax laws
  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Growth and expansion
  • Workforce training & grants
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HIRING INCENTIVES

On-the-Job Training (OJT) through the WDC allows a business to hire and train a new employee in the basic skills necessary to perform the job while working in the job. A business can receive up to 50% of the employee’s wages to help offset the cost of training.

STATE & FEDERAL PROGRAMS

CA State Tax Incentives

The existing sales tax credit for businesses located in Enterprise Zones has been expanded to a statewide sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment or research and development equipment purchases by companies engaged in manufacturing or biotechnology research and development. As of January 2014, a business is allowed to exclude the first $200 million equipment purchase from the state share of sales tax (4.19%).

Go-Biz

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California.

Hiring Credit

This credit will be available for the hiring of long-term unemployed workers, unemployed veterans, and people receiving the federal earned income tax credit. Twenty-five percent of these funds will be designated for small businesses.

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