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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.
The City of Yucaipa’s ‘COVID-19 Recovery Assistance – Mortgage, Transportation, Employment, and Food Program’, in partnership with the Family Services Association of Redlands (FSA), aids in providing these essential aspects of life to Yucaipa residents who are still experiencing some of the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yucaipa residents seeking assistance in mortgage, transportation, employment, and/or food are encouraged to visit www.yucaipaoutreachproject.org for more information on services and the application process, or contact Redlands Family Services at 909-570-9132.
The City was awarded $255,786 for this program through the federal government’s Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) and is partnering with FSA to administer this program. FSA is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting those in need through a variety of programs since 1898, and serves the community with basic needs such as food, housing, and clothing for the homeless, at-risk homeless, and low-income residents of the region. For more information on Redlands FSA and the City’s COVID-19 Recovery Assistance – Mortgage, Transportation, Employment, and Food Program’, visit www.yucaipaoutreachproject.org or www.redlandsfamilyservice.org .
Prospective and New Business Owners
- 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 Business License 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.
- For inquiries on business licenses, please contact Mark Fulton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 797-2489 ext. 239.
- In addition, the City has two Property Improvement Programs for business owners 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.
Partnership with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The City partners with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center (BDC) to provide technical assistance for our business community. Assistance is provided in the form of one-on-one counseling, workshops, webinars, and referrals of other small business resources. Topics of trainings and workshops include:
- Starting & Expanding a Business
- Business Planning/Business Plan Resources
- QuickBooks Consulting & Financial Projections
- Loan & Funding Assistance: Small Business Administration and Conventional
- Government Contracting & Marketing
Schedule an appointment with an SDBC business consultant, view the workshop calendar, and learn more about how the SDBC can help you by visiting www.iesmallbusiness.com or calling (951) 781-2345.
Learn about the City of Yucaipa Business License requirements, fees, and regulations.
In this section, we provide our most frequently requested data about the local economy and community.
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
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.
Economic and financial resources providing various forms of assistance for Yucaipa businesses.
City and Regional Resources
- Inland Empire Small Business Development Center | Free workshops, trainings, and mentoring from a professional small business consultant. The City partners with the SDBC to provide these services to the Yucaipa business community. Visit www.inlandempiresbdc.org or call (951) 781-2348 to view workshop calendar, schedule an appointment with a SDBC business consultant, and access to a network of additional resources and support services.
- Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) | The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is a national, non-profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start-up or grow. SCORE is an active partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SCORE provides FREE business mentoring, workshops and webinars to Yucaipa businesses. To register for a workshop or webinar, or to request a mentor, visit www.score.org
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.
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
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