Roseville Economic Development provides a variety of incentives, programs and resources to assist both small and large businesses. We also partner with many organizations to provide a broad array of assistance. See below for direct links to various programs and resources.

Please contact us with any questions that you may have, we will be glad to assist you.


Business customers investing in upgrading facility equipment, processing a tenant improvement, or installing energy efficiency measures may be eligible for a variety of incentives and technical assistance. 

Utility Rates 

Roseville Electric Utility is more reliable, has great power quality, and customers pay up to 25% to 35% less than other local power providers. 

Roseville Environmental Utilities provide water, wastewater, and sewer services which are up to 50% less expensive than surrounding areas.

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Utility Assistance

Energy Advisors work with your business to maximize electric savings.

Commercial Water Audits from Environmental Utilities’ water efficiency staff will examine water use and develop a comprehensive report of recommended improvements to save indoor and outdoor water. 

Rebates are available for many items from energy efficient HVAC systems to water efficient landscaping. 


Advantage Roseville Financing Program
To promote economic growth and job creation, the City of Roseville, in partnership with regionally headquartered banks, invested $10 million for small business development. Apply for loans through American River Bank, First Northern Bank, Five Star Bank, and River City Bank.

Downtown Roseville Façade Improvement Grant
Receive financial assistance toward façade improvements for materials and City permit fees. The rebate provides a maximum of $10,000 per grant for qualifying improvements.

Bond Opportunities for Land Development (BOND)
Developers can finance public infrastructure needed for new development using municipal bonds issued by the California Municipal Authority.

Statewide Communities Infrastructure Program (SCIP)
Defer development fees of construction and pay back over 30 years for commercial, industrial, and residential construction.

Industrial Development Bonds (IDBs)
Businesses investing in the acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, and equipping of manufacturing and processing facilities can receive funds from tax-exempt IDBs issued by a government entity.

California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority (CAEATFA) 
Advanced manufacturers and manufacturers of advanced transportation products are eligible for a full sales and use tax exclusion on equipment purchased.

Pollution Control Financing
Businesses investing in the acquisition, installation, or construction of qualified pollution control, waste disposal, or waste recovery facilities and equipment can receive funds through tax-exempt bond financing programs.

Permits and Deferrals

Commercial Fee Deferral Program
Defer the cost of specified City of Roseville impact fees until issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. 

Expedited Permit Process
Request expedited plan review, and receive plan check comments within seven days. Concurrent processing of certain development permits can occur prior to the approval of planning entitlements, along with the convenience of the PASS program.

Tax Credits

California Competes Tax Credit
Competitive, performance-based, corporate income tax credit is awarded to companies providing economic benefits to the state through the creation of new jobs and new capital investments.

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturing
Businesses purchasing basic manufacturing equipment are eligible for a sales tax exemption of the state’s share of sales/use tax (4.1875%). Additionally, equipment for food processing, research and development, and biotechnology are eligible for the exemption.

Research and Development Tax Credits 
Businesses investing in in-house and outsourced research and experimental development in the state are eligible for credits against bank and corporate tax liabilities.

Development Zones

Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) 
Merchandise exported from or imported into an FTZ is excluded from customs duty and excise taxes until the time of transfer from the zone.

Recycling Market Development Zones
Loans, technical assistance, free marketing, relaxed building codes, streamlined permits, reduced taxes and licensing fees are available in these zones. 

Opportunity Zone
Defer or eliminate federal taxes on capital gains in designated areas.

Workforce Development

California Employment Training Panel (ETP) 
Businesses that face out-of-state competition, or are expanding in or relocating to California, may be eligible to offset the cost of job skills training for current and new employees.

Workforce Investment Board
Use one-stop career centers and business services for job posting and recruitment assistance, resources on operating a business and workplace laws, customized training programs, access to labor market data, and downsizing/layoff assistance.

Golden Sierra Job Training Agency
Access a suite of easy-to-use services and resources for empowering Placer County business owners.

UC Davis Continuing & Professional Education
Resources assist employers with educational needs assessments, instructional design, educational delivery (in person and online), custom training, facilitation, and program evaluation.

Sacramento State College of Continuing Education
Employers can access courses, workshops, customized training, conference services, and skills screening to help identify and manage training and development needs.

Los Rios Community College
The Los Rios Workforce and Economic Development Center offers a range of services to foster economic growth and prosperity in the Capital region.

Capital Region Small Business Development Center
Existing small businesses and new entrepreneurs can receive no-cost business consulting, management training, and technical assistance.

Placer Business Resource Center
All services are low or no cost, and serve businesses of all sizes and stages.