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Below is a list of programs that support manufacturing throughout the state in areas ranging from workforce training to research and development. Program benefits available exclusively to CA Made licensees are also noted.

CalRecycle Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program

The Recycling Market Development Zone (RMDZ) program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs, and divert waste from landfills. This program provides attractive loans, technical assistance, and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from the waste stream to manufacture their products and are located in a zone. The zones cover roughly 88,000 square miles of California from the Oregon border to San Diego.

Employment Training Panel (ETP)

ETP provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs. To see how your business can qualify, please visit

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners including: attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit assistance, regulatory guidance, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, and much more. For more information, please visit

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program

The MEP is a national network with hundreds of specialists who understand the needs of America's small manufacturers. MEP provides companies with services and access to public and private resources throughout California to enhance growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, and expand capacity. To find your nearest center, please visit

Sales and Tax Use Exclusion (Advanced Manufacturing, Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation, Recycled Feedstock)

The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) supports California’s mission to provide financial incentives to cutting-edge companies by offering a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) to manufacturers that utilize an advanced manufacturing process, promote alternative energy and advanced transportation, or that process or use recycled feedstock. These manufacturers create tens of thousands of high-paying, permanent jobs that bolster the state’s economy. The STE program is currently authorized through 2020.