Grow Your Business: Financial and Market Development Assistance

CalRecycle promotes the job creation, waste reduction and greenhouse gas reduction benefits of recycling by offering financial and technical assistance to help recycled-content manufacturers, organics (composting, anaerobic digestion, etc.) and reuse/recycling-based businesses develop and prosper in California. Related assistance ranges from locating manufacturing materials–feedstock and providing permitting referral to running demographic, waste stream and economic analytics by geographical area. These services are provided in concert with related business assistance programs offered by other state agencies and organizations.

CalRecycle staff assist reuse- and recycling-based businesses directly. Contact the CalRecycle staff and local recycling coordinator for your city or county.

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California Business Portal

The portal provides access to a variety of incentive programs to encourage business development in California, such as California Competes, New Employment Credit, Employment Training Panel, CAEATFA Full Sales and Use Tax Exclusion, Manufacturing and R&D Partial Sales and Tax Exemption, Industrial Development Bonds, California Energy Commission: Alternative and Renewable Fuels and Vehicle Technology Program, and resources for start-ups and support for small businesses. These and other business resources are available in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development’s (GO-Biz) California Investment Guide.

Targeted Funding

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CA Made is a state labeling program designed to encourage consumer product awareness and to promote the purchase of products manufactured in California. Approved products receive a license to use the CA Made label, marketing benefits, and access to services from program partners. To learn how to qualify and join the program, please visit

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) provides additional benefits to CA Made manufacturers including access to business-to-business networking opportunities and events and placement on the Made in CA Featured Manufacturers web page.