Incentives

Modesto is open for business. Modesto is the hub of a large regional trading area, and has excellent infrastructure support for industry. 

​If you are considering relocating your business, or are looking for ideas to grow your business here in Modesto, please give us a call and ask to speak with one of our expert business analysts.  A range of incentives are available to Modesto businesses - we look forward to discussing them with you.


​Incentive and assistance programs include:

Fee Deferral Programs – to encourage development we can explore deferring payment of Capital Facilities, Water Connection and/or Wastewater Capacity Fees for a period of five years.

Streamlined Plan review - to help you move your project ahead faster

Capital Facilities Fee credits and offsets

Business assistance, information and advocacy

Downtown Initiatives*

  o Up to $2500 cash for new retail businesses and extended hours for existing businesses

  o Fee exemptions and free permits and reduced parking requirements for missed use and residential development projects

  o Exemptions from fees and requirements for pop up shops

​* incentives may be subject to prevailing wage requirements