Incentives

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Modesto is open for business 

Modesto is the hub of a large regional trading area serving a population over 500,000, and offers excellent infrastructure support for industry.

If you are considering relocating your business, or are looking for ideas to grow your business here in Modesto, please give us a call and ask to speak with one of our expert business analysts.  

City Sponsored Business Incentives

A range of incentives are available to Modesto businesses - we look forward to discussing them with you.  

  • Fee Reductions / Cost Sharing - for mandatory grease trap or interceptor installation.
  • Fee Deferral Programs – to encourage development we can explore deferring payment of Capital Facilities, Water Connection and/or Wastewater Capacity Fees for a period of five years.
  • Capital Facilities Fee credits and offsets
  • Business assistance, information and advocacy
  • Streamlined Plan review - to help you move your project ahead faster
  • Downtown Initiatives - up to $2500 cash for new retail businesses and extended hours for existing businesses; Fee exemptions and free permits and reduced parking requirements for missed use and residential development projects; Exemptions from fees and requirements for pop-up shops.