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Banning, Beaumont County Supervisor Wants to Court Manufacturers, Aviation Enterprises

Supervisor Marion Ashley, along with Supervisor Jeff Stone, is proposing some financial incentives to attract more industries to the area.

Riverside County Supervisors Marion Ashley and Jeff Stone Tuesday will propose incentives packages intended to draw manufacturers and aviation industry enterprises to the region to boost employment.

The supervisors are seeking their colleagues' support for near-term implementation of a Manufacturers & Investors Tax Incentive -- MIT -- as well as creation of Aviation Incentive Zones.

Under the MIT, manufacturing and technology firms that invest $100,000 in land, facilities and equipment, or employ a minimum of four full-time employees and pay them 140 percent of the state minimum wage, would be entitled to receive credits on all their county sales taxes.

The supervisors provided an example of a manufacturer's sales netting $1 million in taxes to the county and state. Under the incentives plan, the county portion -- $10,000 -- would be rebated to the firm.

However, the 100 percent rebate would only apply in the first year. Rebates would ladder down in the ensuing years: 75 percent in year two, 50 percent in year three, 25 percent in year four. By year five, the rebates would be abrogated.

"This modest incentive will increase revenue to the county property tax rolls, income tax rolls, and help create indirect and induced jobs," the supervisors wrote.

Similarly, the Aviation Incentives Zones would be carved out for parts suppliers and manufacturers whose products are geared to the aeronautics industry.

Enterprises that base their operations at or in close proximity to county-owned airports would benefit from tax incentives, low-cost leases and expedited handling of permit requests, according to the supervisors.

"The aviation sector of the county economy is growing, adding new jobs and investments along the way," they said. "We seek to expand this important sector of our economy as it serves the international and domestic commercial, civilian and military aviation markets."

Any manufacturing or aviation-related business would have to be conducted in unincorporated areas to receive the incentives.

The supervisors will request that the programs be ready for implementation in four to five months, around the end of the current fiscal year. The proposed sunset dates for both programs would be 2024.

— City News Service.

Libi Uremovic February 04, 2014 at 02:21 PM
there's the help everyone is going to get from your county supervisor...he's going to give them 'extra taxpayer dollars' to come to riverside county and run up bond debt ....
Libi Uremovic February 04, 2014 at 02:51 PM
'...creation of Aviation Incentive Zones....' here's the next scam coming - rezoning to allow high levels of noise....
Libi Uremovic February 04, 2014 at 06:33 PM
the 1st paragraph from the press enterprise - '...Two Riverside County supervisors want to offer incentives to lure manufacturers to the county’s unincorporated communities where the economy is recovering more slowly than elsewhere in California....' ----------------------------------------------------------------------- unincorporated areas - isn't that what they call cherry valley ..??
Alexander Cuttleworth February 04, 2014 at 11:05 PM
Libi, you really are stupid, to use your own words. The Pass area needs jobs or haven't you noticed. As long as manufacturing is done properly, those companies will provide the jobs. Jobs mean income which hopefully would then bring much needed public service businesses which Banning also needs. I'm tired of giving my city tax money to Beaumont, Moreno Valley and Yucaipa. I live in Banning and should be able to shop here.
Lifer in Bmt. February 05, 2014 at 09:12 AM
She wouldn't know, she doesn't own anything down here, but judy does. Remember, judy is her puppet master
David February 05, 2014 at 10:07 AM
To think of this as giving them extra tax payer dollars is the wrong way to think of it... It's like calling the end of a physical assault a beating relief, that the victim should be grateful for. The taxes and regulations in California are outrageous. Even with this "tax incentive", I would speculate that the taxes are still higher and the regulations more onerous than other States.
Libi Uremovic February 05, 2014 at 10:43 AM
the county of riverside is frighteningly in debt .....they took out bond debt last year using the property taxes collected this year ...so all the property taxes you're paying now - already spent 9 months ago with interest .... in october the county took out more debt and used uncollected taxes from local agencies as collateral....these bonds are called 'teetering bonds' - because they are a balancing act ... and are they $1 million bonds....? $10 million bonds...?? noooooo.....they're over $100 million each...
Libi Uremovic February 05, 2014 at 10:49 AM
'it creates jobs' is a code word to elicit an automatic response of blind following .....the government doesn't/can't create private sector jobs ....
Larry Anderson February 05, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Government doesn't create jobs directly in the private sector, but incentives can cause and assist firms to relocate to different locations. This is why other states have managed to lure companies from California by having such programs. If Riverside County can do this to attract firms and create jobs it is a plus. Unfortunately some of the commentators like Ms. Uremovic have little understanding of how it can work. They need to get out in the work force and real world of manufacturing and business to get a clue. Sitting around all day inputing negative comments to everything is not the way to do!!
Libi Uremovic February 05, 2014 at 07:49 PM
'... This is why other states have managed to lure companies from California by having such programs. ...' ----------------------------------------------------------------------- yes, texas's big revenue gain is getting corporations to register in texas, but they still have to come back to cali to get cali money ... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- we need a law on the books that only companies based in cali can get cali government contracts ... the private sector can do as they please, but cali taxpayer money needs to stay in cali..... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ you're only parroting what you've been programmed to say larry ....you need to look at the truth of the situation .... ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- cali is the #1 tourist and residential destination in the world - we don't have give anything away ....
Alexander Cuttleworth February 05, 2014 at 09:08 PM
The government doesn't create jobs, except perhaps in the case of a military base, but how taxes, regulations, and fees are managed, by the government, can either hurt or help the jobs market. California is a perfect example. Thanks to their current 'whatever the employee wants' attitude, small businesses are suffering. They are no employees if there aren't businesses first. Moonbeam is so busy supporting the workers that he's forgotten, or never knew, that you can't have one without the other. California is not business friendly. No wonder companies are leaving the State.
Larry Anderson February 06, 2014 at 12:35 AM
Companies can move within a region or state. As I mentioned if Riverside County can attracts firms or business to relocate to this county from Los Angeles County or Orange Counties etc, through incentive programs, they will one cause less commuting from this region and will strengthen the tax base of the area down the road. No Ms. Uremovic , I've not been programmed or parroted to say this, it's just basic fact. Companies will relocate where the business climate is welcoming and friendly and this happens quite often. There was a time back in the day of the 1950's through 70's where California and it's counties were welcoming to business and this state was a golden magnet for firms and people to come here, just look at the statistics back in those decades when this happened. Maybe your not old enough to remember those particular time periods but it actually happened, but some of us are. Other states in the sunbelts region have become welcoming and are business friendly and have lured companies from here to their locations. It's the nature of business to go where they feel welcomed and less burdened by excessive government regulations and taxes. California needs to get back to those days when were more welcoming, it will take a change of attitude in Sacramento for that to happen, though local governments can do that on their own.
Libi Uremovic February 06, 2014 at 05:29 AM
'...Riverside County can attracts firms or business to relocate to this county from Los Angeles County or Orange Counties etc, through incentive programs,...' .... ..... there are no companies in l.a. or orange county that are operating outside of the noise limitation ... ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- '...Companies will relocate where the business climate is welcoming and friendly and this happens quite often..' ..... ..... the climate in riverside is not 'welcoming and friendly' and government subsidy programs will not change the fact that riverside county is mostly desert - there is no water to supplement the fantasy flood of people or industry ... ------------------------------------------------------------------------- '...Maybe your not old enough to remember those particular time periods ...' yes i remember the time very well - cali was prosperous because the people stopped government corruption with laws like the brown act and the cali public records act.... ---------------------------------------------------------------------- cali prospered while respecting the environment and cleaning up air pollution AND with giving away taxpayer dollars..... it is not the state of cali that over-regulates and burdens the private sector - it is the local governments....
Libi Uremovic February 06, 2014 at 05:31 AM
emma is the national database that lists all the debt for local agencies .....type in 'ca' and 'riverside county' and look at the amount of debt the county is carrying.... there's the actual results of your 'job creation welfare programs' - http://emma.msrb.org/Search/Search.aspx
Libi Uremovic February 06, 2014 at 05:42 AM
exactly where does the supervisors plan to get this 'incentive money'...???............. because government money only comes from one place - the taxpayer's pocket..... --------------------------------------------------------------------------- unless they raise taxes the supervisors will have to take out more debt to give the money away ... --------------------------------------------------------------------------- your theory that the private sector doesn't look at the financial condition of a county and all the debt incurred within the county is incorrect.... ----------------------------------------------------------------------- if the residences of riverside county want to have incentives they have to pay for the freebies by increasing sales or property taxes because their county is just going deeper and deeper into debt .... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- if you are in favor of this bill then contact your supervisor and tell them you want to pay additional taxes so there is money to give away..... but right now your county has no money to give away - they are massively in debt .....


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