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From e-commerce to pet cremation, 31 companies from around the state would get almost $30 million in tax breaks under recommendations by Gov. Jerry Brown's office of business development.

The "California Competes" income and franchise tax benefits would generate almost 6,100 jobs and more than $2.3 billion in investment, according to the recommended companies' application paperwork.

California Competes is part of a package of economic development programs that replaced enterprise zones, a 30-year-old program that the Legislature voted to shut down a year ago with Brown's backing. Demand for the $30 million in available credits for the program's first year far exceeded supply, with almost $560 million in applications. Next year, $150 million in credits will be available.

The California Competes Tax Credit Program committee will consider the awards when it meets June 19 in West Sacramento.

The largest recommended tax credit – $6 million – would go to San Jose-based Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., which promises that the credits would generate almost $358 million in investment and 400 jobs. That translates into about $60 in investment for every dollar of tax credit, and $15,000 in credits for every job to be created.

The smallest recommended tax credit – $20,000 – would go to Novato-based XCell Science, Inc., which promises $213,103 in investment and eight jobs created. That translates into $11 in investment for every tax credit and $2,500 in credits for every job to be created.

Here is the full list of recommended California Competes awards:

NameIndustryPrimary locationNet increase of full-time employeesInvestmentsAmount of tax creditsLink to agreement
The Sacramento Bee
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.Semiconductor Research & DevelopmentSan Jose400$357,764,000$6,000,000
CE&P Imperial Valley 1, LLCEthanol / Biofuel ManufacturingBrawley222$526,700,398$3,100,000
Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.Retail and Corporate ManagementSan Diego263$84,000,000$2,600,000http://bit.lyhih4rxa
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.Pharmaceutical Research & DevelopmentNovato180$16,331,892$2,100,000
Samsung Information Systems America, Inc.Electronic Device Research & DevelopmentMountain View210$128,333,935$2,000,000
Amazon Fulfillment Services, Inc.Online Retail Warehouse & DistributionMoreno Valley, Tracy, Newark & San Bernardino1,550$225,000,000$1,575,000http://bit. ly/1pdnksy
Iso Nano International LLC dba BST NanoCarbon LLCHigh-Tech Commercial Fiber Design & ManufacturingSan Diego, Temecula632$22,825,000$1,450,000
A2Z Development Center, Inc.Electronic Device Research & DevelopmentSunnyvale, Cupertino798$55,000,000$1,200,000
Graphic Packaging International, Inc.Food and Beverage Packaging Design & ManufacturingOroville, Irvine, Santa Clara138$54,228,200$1,150,000
Macy', Inc.E-Commerce TechnologySan Francisco193$206,307,830$1,000,000httP://
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.Pharmaceutical ManufacturingSan Carlos28$104,800,000$1,000,000http://bit.lvAtZgRPN
Weber Metals, Inc.Aerospace Metal ForgingLong Beach60$170,703,000$1,000,
Hyundai Capital AmericaAutomobile Consumer Financial ServicesIrvine120$0.00$885,000
iHerb, Inc.Online Retail Warehouse & DistributionRiverside County150$15,000,000$815,000http://bitiviSsXFh7
Deckers Outdoor CorporationFootwear Design, Marketing & DistributionMoreno Valley, Goleta125$149,475,624$800,000
Al California, LLCGrocery Regional Headquarters, Distribution & Retail StoresMoreno Valley & Counties of Orange, San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura182$150,000,000$700,000
Fresh Select, LLCLarge Scale Produce Refrigeration & DistributionDinuba341$5,923,906$500,000
Flowers Baking Co. of Modesto, LLCProduction of Packaged Bakery GoodsModesto121$25,000,000$300,000
Duarte Nursery, Inc.NurseryHughson33$33,082,533$250,000http://bit.lyhuNcoBZ
Sparsha USA, Inc.Transdermal Patch Development & ManufacturingOceanside21$4,400,000$250,000
CTP Transportation Products, LLCCommercial Vehicle Wheel & Component ManufacturingOntario33$1,000,000$150,000 http://bit.lyhxzlRxP
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc.Industrial Gas SupplierRancho Cucamonga, Santa Rosa, Newark, Los Nietos53$5,923,906$100,000
Professional Asbestos and Lead Services, Inc.Hazardous Materials Remediation & RemovalStockton71$650,000$100,000
Systena America, Inc.Information Technology & Communication Device Software Engineering & TestingSan Carlos42$789,600$100,000
Salient IT, Inc.Information Technology Consulting & Data Center ManagementSacramento, Oakland21$460,000$77,500
Lynam Industries, Inc.Sheet Metal ManufacturingFontana69$6,512,552$68,000
Technical Engineered Coatings, Inc.Commercial Concrete TreatmentFolsom13$239,000$55,000
Health One Pharmaceutical Inc.Health Supplement ManufacturingCity of Industry10$5,643,008$50,000
Animal Memorial Service, Inc.Pet Cremation ServicesGilroy5$370,000$40,000
American Marine Abatement Services, LLCUS Navy Ship Maintenance & Repair ServicesNational City6$110,000$30,000
XCell Science, Inc.Stem Cell Biotechnology Research & DevelopmentNovato8$213,103$20,000

PHOTO: California Gov. Jerry Brown visits Takeda, a biotech firm, in San Diego, where he signed signed legislation phasing out enterprise zones and replacing the program with California Competes and other incentives. U-T San Diego/Carolyne Corelis


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