These assets are most directly related to Advanced Manufacturing. The broader directory in Resources, highlights resources the benefit a broader spectrum of businesses, including food and beverage producers.
More details in Business & Industry Groups.
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 League of Food Processors
IMembership directory, legislative advocacy. 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 County Farm Bureau
Advocacy and updates on agricultural issues, networking, and special events. Learn more here.
Marketing partnership of Solano County farmers and ranchers. Solano County Farmbudsman program (liason between farmers/ranchers and government). Learn more here.
Education and Research
More details in Higher Education.
UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources
Nutritional Sciences & Toxicology emphasizes the molecular mechanisms of dietary nutrients, phytochemicals, and toxicants, training future nutrition and health professionals. Learn more here.
UC Davis Food Science
Specialized food research takes many shapes at UC Davis:
Tax Credits, Financing & Incentives
More details in Incentives.
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.
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.