We are the voice of California's economic development incentive programs.

California's Enterprise Zone program was established in 1984 to stimulate business investment in depressed areas of the State and create job opportunities for Californians. Today, businesses and workers both continue to benefit from the program.

Enterprise Zones create and retain jobs, even in the most difficult economic times.

Enterprise Zones are empowerment through employment. The incentives provide unprecedented access to quality jobs, alleviate the stress on our beleaguered social service programs and help bring entire neighborhoods out of poverty.

The California Association of Enterprise Zones is dedicated to promoting job creation and economic development through the successful Enterprise Zone program. Since 1990, we have been promoting the Enterprise Zone program through legislative action at the state and federal level and by creating a regional and statewide dialogue on improving economic activity through the Enterprise Zone program.

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Latest News:

CAEZ Program Ending Workshops

Earlier this year, the California Legislature eliminated Enterprise Zones as we know them. So what happens to existing zones and what are the new incentives available to local communities statewide?

Please join CAEZ as we bring together experts to learn more about Enterprise Zone wind-down and the state’s new California Competes program. If you are an economic development professional, tax consultant or local government employee, you will NOT want to miss this workshop.

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JOB OPENING: Calexico County Enterprise Zone Manager

The Calexico County Enterprise Zone Joint Powers Authority (CCEZ-JPA) is accepting applications for the contract position of Calexico County Enterprise Zone Manager. Duties include, but are not limited to: preparation of JPA agenda and staff reports; business retention, expansion and recruitment to the CCEZ; coordination of the inter-agency efforts to market CCEZ benefits, operations and […]

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