Grow your business in a friendly, safe, and prosperous community
The City’s Economic Development team is dedicated to sustaining the community’s economic growth through various programs, initiatives, and efforts that support the business community, development projects, and establishing public / private initiatives.
Prospective and New Business Owners
- View our ‘New Business Guide’ for the most fundamental steps to successfully starting your business in Yucaipa, including location requirements, and filing for a business license. The Guide provides basic information on the different processes from various City departments involved with starting your business.
- Looking for your next business location in Yucaipa? Visit LoopNet for a listing of commercial properties available for lease or sale!
All new businesses must complete and submit a Buisness License Application. Click the link below to download the application.
Existing Business Owners
- Renewal notices will be sent to your business prior to your business license’s expiration date. Renewals should be made on an annual basis by paying the business license fee, with an option to renewal every 1, 2, or 3 years.
- The City has two Property Improvement Programs for businesses looking to improve the façade of their storefront and businesses looking to convert a commercial space into a restaurant. Click here for more information these programs.
Contact Business License Staff
For inquiries on business licenses, please contact Mark Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 797-2489 ext. 239.
The City of Yucaipa’s Business Incubator Center (YBIC) program offers Yucaipa-based start-up businesses the support, resources, tools, and environment to grow and succeed; stimulates job creation; and promotes the community’s economic growth. The program has a term of three years, during which program participants enjoy access to business resources, consulting, and training, as well as low-cost office space.
The City of Yucaipa has three property improvement programs to help enhance residential and commercial properties.
Commercial Facade Grant Program
- Up to $10,000 in grant funding to improve the facade of their storefront.
Restaurant Infrastructure Improvement Loan Program
- Up to $30,000 in loan funding for the purchase of restaurant equipment. Open to applicants looking to transform a commercial space into a restaurant.
Residential Facade Loan Program
- Up to $5,000 in loan funding to improve the façade of residences.
Yucaipa Boulevard & 13th Street – Vacant Land
Yucaipa Pointe Commercial Development – Now Pre-Leasing
Looking for the perfect location in Yucaipa?
Search LoopNet for an online database of all available properties in the City that can serve as the location of your business.
As a growing community, the City has a variety of housing options for every family size and need. Yucaipa residents enjoy a premiere quality of life in a safe, family-friendly community complete with open space recreational opportunities, a historic downtown area with boutique shops and eateries, and amenities that contribute to a comfortable suburban lifestyle.
Below are some of the new homes being constructed in Yucaipa.
New Homes Construction
Economic assistance for Yucaipa businesses affected by COVID-19.
Federal Government Resources
- CARES Act (Coronavirus Air, Relief and Economic Security Act) addresses the economic impact of COVID-19 and dedicates $350 billion towards small businesses. This federal stimulus act was signed into law on March 27 enhances the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program and created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Small Business Administration (SBA) | 800-659-2955 | Orange County Inland Empire District Office – (714) 550-7420 | The SBA offers business assistance to impacted businesses and providing guidance for employers to plan and respond to COVID-19. SBA programs include:
- The Federal Reserve created the Main Street Lending Program to offer up to $2.3 trillion in 4-year loans to companies employing up to 10,000 workers or with revenues of less than $2.5 billion. Principal and interest payments will be deferred for one year.
- The Internal Revenue Services (IRS) is offering federal income tax extensions to July 15.
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus.
- The Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19
State of California Resources
Small Business Technical Assistance
- COVID-19 Employer Portal | The State Labor and Workforce Development Agency has launched the portal to assist businesses in obtaining current information on COVID-19 guidance, including information from the state, local, and regional governments based on their industry and County.
- Small Business Centers | The State supports a network of more than 80 small business technical assistance centers that provide free one-on-one consulting and no-cost or low-cost trainings to help businesses get funded, enter new markets, strengthen operations, build resiliency and more. Use this map to find advisors serving Yucaipa and the San Bernardino County region.
- Get Digital CA | Launched by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (OSBA), “Get Digital CA!” is an e-commerce initiative which includes trainings and boot camps for small businesses to build the skills necessary to compete in an online marketplace, and 40+ free or discounted partner resources offered to help small businesses get digital.
- GO-Biz Permit Assistance | The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)’s website assists prospective business owners in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue the necessary permits prior to opening your business. . permit experts offer comprehensive permit and regulatory compliance assistance to all businesses in California by serving as the central source of permit guidance.
- Shop Safe Shop Local | Shop local and help small businesses prepare for the business realities of COVID-19. This website highlights free/discounted resources to help small businesses get digital, find e-commerce tools, learn more about industry guidance, locate small business centers, and access PPE.
Resilience and Disaster Preparedness Resources
- COVID-19 Business and Employers Assistance | The State and Federal government provide broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19.
- OnwardCA | Dedicated website to assist individuals impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
- California Rebuilding Fund | The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses that employed 50 or less Full-Time Equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply.
- California Small Business Finance Center’s California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) | 916-341-6600 | IBankhelps businesses create and retain jobs, and encourages investment in low and moderate income communities in providing loan guarantees for small businesses.
- California State Treasurer’s Office | 916-654-5610 | The California Capital Access Program (CalCAP) for Small Business is a loan program that operates through a network of lenders to offer credit. It is a loan loss-reserve program that may provide up to 100% coverage on losses as a result of certain loan defaults.
Other State Resources
- Small Business Relief Payment Plan | Small business taxpayers, those with less than $5 million in taxable annual sales, can take advantage of a 12-month, interest-free, payment plan for up to $50,000 of sales and use tax liability. View the Small Business Relief Payment Plan FAQ
- California Franchise Tax Board | 800-852-5711 | Taxpayers may deduct a disaster loss for any loss sustained in California that is proclaimed by the Governor to be in a state of emergency. The Board extended the deadline for state income tax filing to July 15, 2020. The Board also waived the $800 minimum franchise tax for small and medium-sized businesses during their first year of business creation.
- CA Employment Development Department (EDD) | 800-300-5616 | EDD staff are located throughout the state to provide: assistance with filing claims for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits, job search assistance, and general support, referrals, and resources. EDD is offering up to a 60-day extension to file state payroll reports and/or deposit payroll taxes without penalty or interest. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center 1-888-745-3886 (toll-free).
- Employment Training Panel – Rapid Employment Strategies Pilot on Natural Disasters (RESPOND) | Email: email@example.com | 916-327-5258 | The Panel implemented RESPOND Pilot Program in order to help mitigate the devastating effects to workers and industries.
- Rapid Response Services for Businesses | A proactive business-focused program designed to assist companies facing potential layoffs or closures.
- Work-Sharing Program | Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing program as a temporary alternative to layoffs if the business’s production or services have been reduced.
- Unemployment Insurance Benefits
- California Labor and Workforce Development Agency | a comprehensive summary of benefits for workers impacted by COVID-19.
- California Department of Industrial Relations offers guidance on workplace safety and health regulations during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is providing guidance for retail food, beverage, and other related service venue owners and management.
City and Regional Resources
- Inland Empire Small Business Development Center | Free workshops, trainings, and mentoring from a professional small business consultant. Services are offered to the Yucaipa business community. Call (951) 781-2348 or visit www.inlandempiresbdc.org for access to a network of additional resources and support services.