These assets are most directly related to Advanced Manufacturing. The broader directory in Resources, highlights resources the benefit a broader spectrum of businesses, including manufacturers
More details in Business & Industry Groups.
5-year tax credit that businesses apply for in advance through a competitive application process. Learn more here.
Bay Area Center for International Trade Development
Bay Area CITD assists businesses in expanding globally and manages the one of the largest state-based export promotion efforts in the United States. Learn more here.
California International Business Association
International business directory for international trade opportunities with California. Learn more here.
California Manufacturers & Technology Association
Industry advocacy and information, including research and job boards; Membership-based. Learn more here.
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
Assists small to medium size companies in developing markets abroad for their products and services. California’s Business Portal provides access to information on international trade and investment. GO-Biz also conducts several trade missions each year in support of California Business. Learn more here.
Solano Industry Groups
Contact Solano EDC about events and activities related to advanced manufacturing:
Education and Research
More details in Higher Education.
UC Berkeley Centers and Institutes
UC Berkeley’s engineering program ranks among the top 3 in the world. Over 30 centers and institutes are associated with Berkeley Engineering, including:
- BID: Berkeley Institute of Design
- Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation
- Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute
- Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center
- CITRIS Invention Lab
- Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory
- Learn more about UC Berkeley Centers and Institutes
UC Davis College of Engineering
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (IMS) laboratory conducts research in conventional and nonconventional machining. Other research areas: materials research, robotics, and the Center for Nano-Micromanufacturing. Learn more here
Solano Community College
Solano College’s School of Applied Technology and Business prepares students for manufacturing through programs such welding, aeronautics, and alternative fuel technology. Associate degrees and certificates are available in most subjects. Learn more here.
Tax Credits, Financing & Incentives
More details in Incentives.
Recycling Market Development Zone
If your company manufactures with materials diverted from the waste stream, you may be eligible for low-interest loans, special grants and free marketing. Learn more here.
Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Exemption
Manufacturers and qualifying research and development firms may qualify for partial exemption of sales and use tax on purchases and leases of manufacturing and R & D equipment. Learn more here.
California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
Manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation may be eligible to receive a sales tax exclusion on equipment purchases and qualifying activities. Learn more here.
Research & Development Tax Credit
Business activities undertaken to discover technological information, and relying on "hard sciences" such as physics, chemistry, and biology may be eligible for significant tax credits. Learn more here.