Business & Economic Development
The Planning & Community Development Department works with the City administrators and the Enterprise Zone Manager to attract out-of-area businesses to Taft, as well as encouraging successful operation of and/or expansion of local businesses. An essential focus of the business and economic development function is to promote the creation of new jobs.
The vitality of local businesses is important and the Planning & Community Development Department collaborates with the City administrators and the Enterprise Zone Manager to address local business concerns and needs to help keep local businesses in Taft and encourages business expansion.
Through selective marketing mediums, the City of Taft promotes Taft as a premier location for any business looking to relocate or expand.
Taft Enterprise Zone
California's Enterprise Zone program was established in 1984 to stimulate business investment in depressed areas of the State and create job opportunities for Californians. Today, businesses and workers both continue to benefit from the program. Enterprise Zones create and retain jobs, even in the most difficult economic times. Enterprise Zones are empowerment through employment. The incentives provide unprecedented access to quality jobs, alleviate the stress on our beleaguered social service programs and help bring entire neighborhoods out of poverty.