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California Competes Tax Credit

The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California. Almost $250M in CCTC funds are available for allocation in the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The current application period ends on Jan 24. Learn more about the program on the California Competes website.

SD Regional Transportation Plan

On December 10, the San Diego Association of Governments Board passed the 2021 Regional Transportation Plan, which involves building more transit and providing more bike and pedestrian paths, without the proposed road mileage tax. The “road usage charge” tax proposal discussed in October could have charged drivers a few cents for every mile they drove locally to fund road and transit improvements.

National BioMaC Industry Day

On January 20, 2022, BARDA, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, is hosting a Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Consortium (BioMaC) Industry Day centered on medical countermeasure manufacturing and the role that public-private partnerships can play in strengthening the nation’s biomanufacturing infrastructure needed to respond to future pandemics effectively and efficiently.