About Kings County Economic Development Corporation
Thanks for visiting us! Kings EDC staff is anxious to assist with your business location and expansion needs. Our services include:
- Building and site location
- Coordination with local regulatory agencies
- Local, state and federal business incentive management
- Railway coordination
- Business financing
- Workforce development
- Demographics and local labor market information
- Any other service related to locating or expanding your business
New and expanding businesses can increase their bottom line through EDC assistance:
The Governor’s Economic Development Initiative provides substantial State tax credits for hiring qualified employees and a sales tax exemption on manufacturing equipment purchases.
The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California.
The Recycling Market Development Zone offers up to $2 million in low interest financing to businesses that divert materials from the solid waste stream or utilize such materials to manufacture a new product. Technical assistance is available.
The Small Business Administration HUBZone assists qualified Kings County employers with preferences of up to 10% on federal contracts to provide goods and services.
The Central California U.S. Foreign Trade Zone is designed to delay, reduce or eliminate tariffs paid on goods imported into the United States.
The EDC Business Loan Program assists with a variety of financing options for business startups and expansions, including financing to acquire real property, equipment, and working capital.
Kings EDC partners with the Job Training Office, the California Employment Development Department and other providers of workforce development through the Kings County One-Stop Job Center. Qualified job seekers are trained, screened for local employers.
A partial list of local companies that have benefited from Kings County business programs includes:
Marquez Brothers International
JG Boswell Company
Olam Spices & Vegetable Ingredients
Del Monte Foods
Hanford Auto Sales
With access to 2.8 million people and a labor force of 1.3 million workers within 90 minutes, our Central California location is ideal for business. Equidistant to Southern California and the Bay Area, Kings County is the perfectly location to access literally all of California, the west coast and the Pacific Rim.
To obtain more information about the Kings County area or Kings EDC, contact us at 559‐585‐3576, or send email to info.KingsEDC@co.kings.ca.us If interested in a membership to Kings EDC, please see the Membership page.
From the President
Thank you for your interest in Kings County and Kings EDC.
Kings County has been consistently recognized as being business friendly, stable, and a great place to raise a family. Over the past few years, this recognition has come from NewGeograpy.com, BusinessMinute.com and, most recently, SmartAsset.com.
We see a the positive reflection of the Kings County economy as an indication that we at the EDC are helping to improve the economy and the quality of life.
And, as the local economy recovers, Kings EDC will continue to actively support existing business through advocacy, business incentives, financing, and counseling. New business attraction efforts help bring new jobs and investment to Kings County.
We ask that you consider membership in Kings EDC. That membership supports: Job creation and growth; increased investment and tax-base to provide public services; incentive zone management and the efforts to diversify our local economy.
John S. Lehn, President/CEO