Tulare County is located in California's Central Valley, a geographically, diverse region. The County includes an area of 4,863 square miles. The Sierra Nevada mountains rise to more than 14,000 feet in its Eastern half.
Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Larry Micari, District One
To promote economic development effectively, the Board of Supervisors adopted a Strategic Business Plan in 2006 emphasizing a strategic initiative designed to enhance the economic well-being of Tulare County's residents by providing, among other things, "a business-friendly" and "can-do work ethic." This economic development initiative is being implemented extensively by the County Administrative Office in conjunction with the Resource Management Agency.
In addition to substantial packing and shipping operations, agriculturally-related facilities are increasing in number and are becoming an important economic factor in the County's total economic picture.
The Tulare County Economic Development Response Team stands ready to assist decision-makers who seek to locate, establish or expand businesses in our area with site selection, rapid development permitting, and custom-tailored workforce development solutions.
Additionally, the majority of Tulare County is within Opportunity Zones which offers a number of economically-favorable incentives such as:
• 21-Day permit fast-tracking
• 5-year, no interest, development fee deferral
• State tax credits for hiring
• State tax credits for purchasing qualified equipment
• Accelerated expense deductions
• Net interest deduction
• Preference points on state contracts
Tulare County Economic Development Response Team
(559) 624-7000 - or email the team
Reed Schenke, Director, Resource Management Agency
Michael Washam, Associate Director, Resource Management Agency
Aaron Bock, Assistant Planning and Economic Development Director
Hector Guerra, Chief Environmental Planner
Hector Ramos, Manager, Building and Housing Division
Julieta Martinez, Economic Development Manager