Enterprise Zone Program

The Enterprise Zone Program has been repealed by legislation.  The authority no longer exists to issue hiring tax credit vouchers under this program.

Contact

(916) 263-2771

Purpose

The Enterprise Zone Program at HCD has been responsible for the designation and administrative oversight of the 42 Enterprise Zones authorized by the State legislature.  Targeting economically distressed areas throughout California, the program provided special incentives designed to encourage business investment and promote the creation of new jobs.  The purpose of the program was to stimulate economic development by providing tax incentives to businesses enabling private sector market forces to revive the local economy.  Each Enterprise Zone is administered by its local jurisdiction working with local agencies and business groups to promote economic growth through business expansion, attraction, and retention, while providing an environment to nurture business creation as well.

Enterprise Zone Program Maps and Street Ranges

The End of the Program

Current legislation allows Zones to issue vouchers for the Hiring Tax Credit during 2014 for eligible hires made prior to 12/31/2013. Applications for voucher certificates must be made and the certificate issued by December 31, 2014. Those wishing to apply are urged to do so well ahead of the December 31, 2014, deadline order to allow sufficient time to process the application and certificate.

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Geographically Targeted Economic Development Areas (G-TEDAs)

California had four types of Geographically Targeted Economic Development Areas (G-TEDAs). Each of these areas had related tax incentive benefits as well as a variety of locally provided incentives and benefits. The purpose of these benefits was to stimulate business investment and job creation for qualified disadvantaged individuals in state-designated economically distressed areas.
These areas were:

  • Enterprise Zones (EZs)
  • Local Agency Military Base Recovery Areas (LAMBRAs)
  • Manufacturing Enhancement Areas (MEAs)
  • Targeted Tax Area (TTAs)

Enterprise Zone Program Maps and Street Ranges

Note: These enterprise zone street ranges are provided as a general guide and do not have the power of law.  The final determination of eligibility rests with the Department of Housing and Community Development.  Each enterprise zone is responsible for updating its street ranges and forwarding the revised and updated ranges to the department as needed.  This is the source of the information presented here.  Street ranges can and do change for a variety of reasons including Department-approved enterprise zone boundary modifications, Department-approved expansions, and new development.  Occasionally, errors do occur and are corrected when discovered.  Download Adobe Acrobat to view some of these maps.

As a general rule, addresses which fall within the census tracts specified are considered within the Targeted Employment Area (TEA) even though they may not be specifically listed, as long as they are within the boundaries of the participating jurisdictions. To verify TEA addresses using census tract numbers, check the address on the Census Bureau’s website to determine the tract number.

UPDATE: All TEAs expired on 12/31/13; however, legislation passed to permit the issuance of vouchers based on TEA eligibility until 12/31/14. TEA's based upon 2000 census data expired as of 7/8/13 and can only be used to qualify hires prior to that date.  Those zones** which did not release a new TEA based on current census data may not use TEA criteria to qualify employees hired after that date.

Anaheim
TEA Streets (XLS) | Address Search Website
Arvin
TEA (PDF)**
Barstow
TEA Streets (XLS)
Calexico - Imperial County
TEA Streets (PDF)
Coachella Valley (Coachella, Indio, Thermal)
TEA Streets (XLS)
Compton
TEA Map (PDF)
Delano
TEA Streets (PDF)
Eureka
TEA Streets (XLS)
Fresno, City of
TEA Streets (PDF)
Fresno County
TEA Streets (XLS)
Harbor Gateway Communities
County TEA (XLS)
Hesperia
TEA Streets (PDF)
Imperial Valley
TEA Streets (XLS)
Kings County
TEA Streets (PDF)
Long Beach
TEA Streets (PDF)
Los Angeles, East
County TEA (XLS)
Los Angeles, Hollywood
County TEA (XLS)
Merced Regional
TEA Streets (PDF)
Oakland
TEA Streets (PDF)**
Oroville
TEA Map (PDF)
Pasadena
TEA Streets (XLS)
Pittsburg/Bay Point
TEA Streets (XLS)
Richmond
TEA Streets (PDF)
Sacramento
Streets (XLS)
Salinas Valley
TEA Streets (XLS)
San Bernardino
TEA Streets (PDF)
San Diego - Regional
TEA 2013 (PDF)
San Francisco
Map (PDF) | Website | Streets | TEA Streets
San Joaquin
TEA 2013 (PDF)
San Jose
TEA Streets (PDF)
Santa Ana
TEA Streets (PDF)
Santa Clarita Valley
TEA Streets (PDF)
Sequoia Valley
TEA 2013 (PDF)
Shasta County
TEA Streets (PDF)
Siskiyou County
TEA Streets (PDF)
Southgate - Lynwood
Southgate TEA Streets (PDF)**
Stanislaus (Ceres, Modesto, Stanislaus County, Turlock)
TEA Streets (PDF)
Taft
TEA Map (PDF)
West Sacramento
TEA Tracts (PDF)
Yuba-Sutter
TEA Tracts (XLS)

Note:  These enterprise zone street ranges are provided as a general guide and do not have the power of law. Final determination of eligibility rests with the Department of Housing and Community Development.  Each community's street ranges are updated as needed.  Each zone is permitted to expand throughout its life, thereby adding to its set of street ranges.  Occasionally, errors do occur and are corrected when discovered.  Download Adobe Acrobat to view some of these maps.
Agua Mansa (Riverside, Colton, Rialto) - Expired: 10/14/2006
Streets (PDF)
Altadena/Pasadena - Expired: 4/9/2007
TEAStreets (PDF)
Antelope Valley (Palmdale, Lancaster, Los Angeles County) - Expired: 1/31/2012
Lancaster Expansion (DOC)
Bakersfield - Expired: 10/14/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Calexico - Expired: 10/10/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Coachella Valley (Coachella, Indio, Thermal) - Expired: 10/10/2006
Streets (PDF)
Delano - Expired: 12/16/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Eureka - Expired: 10/14/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Fresno - Expired: 10/14/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Kings County (Hanford, Lemoore, Corcoran) - Expired: 6/21/2008
TEA Streets (PDF)
Lindsay - Expires 10/05/2010
TEA Streets (DOC)
Long Beach - Expired: 1/7/2007
TEA Streets (PDF)
Los Angeles, Central City - Expired: 10/14/2006
Streets (PDF)
Los Angeles, Eastside - Expired: 1/10/2008
Streets (PDF)
Los Angeles, Harbor Area - Expired: 3/3/2009
Streets (PDF)
Los Angeles, Mid-Alameda Corridor
(Los Angeles, Lynwood, Huntington Park, South Gate)
- Expired: 10/14/2006
Huntington Park TEA Streets (PDF)
Madera - Expired: 3/3/2009
TEA Streets (PDF)
Merced/Atwater - Expired: 12/16/2006
TEA Streets (XLS)
Oakland - Expired: 9/27/2008
TEA Streets (PDF)
Oroville - Expired: 11/5/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Pittsburg - Expired: 1/10/2008
Streets (PDF)
Porterville - Expired: 10/14/2006
TTA Streets (PDF)
Richmond - Expired: 3/1/2007
Streets (PDF)
Sacramento, Army Depot - Expired: 10/3/2009
2008 Expansion (DOC)
Sacramento, Northgate/Norwood - Expired: 10/14/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
San Diego - Metro (Southeast/Barrio Logan) - Expired: 10/14/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
San Francisco - Expired: 5/27/2007
TEA Streets (PDF)
San Jose - Expired: 12/30/06
TEA Streets (PDF)
Santa Ana - Expired: 6/7/2008
Streets (PDF)
Shafter - Expires: 10/3/2010
TEA Streets (PDF)
Shasta Metro (Redding, Anderson, Shasta Lake) - Expired: 11/5/2006
TEA Streets (PDF)
Shasta Valley (Yreka, Weed, Montague) - Expired: 6/21/2008
Airport map (GIF)
Streets (PDF)
Stockton - Expired: 6/21/2008
TEA Streets (PDF)
Sacramento, Florin Perkins - Expires: 4/4/2009
Streets (DOC)
Sacramento, North - Superseded by the Sacramento Enterprise Zone
Streets (XLS)
Watsonville - Expired: 4/30/2012
TEA Tracts (PDF)
West Sacramento - Expired: 1/10/2008
TEA Streets (PDF)
Yuba/Sutter (Yuba City, Marysville) - Expired: 10/14/2006
Streets (PDF)
Map of California Enterprise Zones (PDF)

Program Wind-Down

Legislative action has resulted in the repeal of the Enterprise Zone Act and the dissolution of Enterprise Zones. In order to allow Enterprise Zone businesses an opportunity to apply for hiring tax credits already earned for qualified hires made through December 31, 2013, vouchers were applied for and issued until December 31, 2014. 

New Economic Development Initiatives

The following new economic development programs are administered by the Franchise Tax Board and the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz). Links are provided below:

Policies and Procedures

Periodically the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) notifies Enterprise Zone administrators and other interested parties of important clarifications of departmental policy or to announce changes to HCD forms or operating procedures.  This is generally accomplished through a Management Memorandum (Management Memo) in order to affect the change or provide the information in the most expedient manner possible.  Check the Grants and Funding Management Memos web page for all memos and the Grants and Funding Program Forms page for all forms pertaining to the program.

Questions?

Inquiries concerning the state’s administration of the Enterprise Zone Program should be directed to:
John Nunn, Jr.
Program Manager, State Enterprise Zone Program

Department of Housing and Community Development
2020 West El Camino Avenue, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95833
Telephone (916) 274-0575
FAX (916) 263-2765
e-mail:  John.Nunn@hcd.ca.gov

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