Helping You Build Your Business

The Economic and Community Development department offers numerous serves to help business thrive. We can help your business with:

Expediting processing

Our Economic and Community Development Services Department will be your advocated and point of contact for all city processing permits, guiding you through the process and coordinating on your behalf with other departments.

Business expansion assistance

Our staff is your resource for up-to-date information on available properties and zoning information.

Industrial development bonds

Our staff can help qualified manufacturing firms apply for tax-exempt and other forms of industrial development revenue bond financing.

Employee recruitment and training incentives

We can help connect you with federal, state and local agencies assisting employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds, tax credits and other incentives to off-set the cost of hiring individuals and/or training new employees.

Business roundtables and seminars

Union City is your partner is bringing you up-to-date information on human resources, marketing and technology with the opportunity to network and collaborate with other businesses.

Union City Incentives

Technology, Biotech, Life Sciences and High-Technology Companies:

  • Business License Exemption for Advanced Manufacturing
  • Clean Technology
  • Biotech and Life Sciences
  • High-Technology Companies*

The City of Union City is offering a Business License Exemption program to attract targeted business and industrial uses that support diversification and the vibrancy of the industrial sector. Business license fees will be eliminated at the time of business license application for up to three (3) years for qualified businesses.

Programs that can help you grow and/or save money

 Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Employment Development Department, State of California

To promote the hiring of individuals who qualify as a member of a target group. Tax credits up to $9,000 for employers who hire these workers.

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Employment Training Panel (ETP), State of California

Off-sets the cost of job training in high-performance workplaces. Reimbursements from $1,500 to $2,700 per trainee.

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Manufacturing Equipment Sales & Use Tax Exemption, State of California

Eliminates a portion of sales taxes (4.19% ) for purchase of basic manufacturing equipment.

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