Business and Development Incentive Program for Downtown Modesto

The Modesto City Council recently approved the development of an economic development inventive program for downtown Modesto.  The incentives will fall into three categories:

  1. Occupancy: up to $2,500 cash for businesses that open in downtown, as well as a refund to mill and sales tax for the first year a new business is in operation for expanded hours of operation for existing businesses.
  2. New Development: exemption from payment of Capital Facilities Fees (CFF), and fee exemptions for construction-related encroachment permits.
  3. Physical Improvements: matching grants for facade improvements, as well as fee exemptions for minor encroachment permits for building repair, maintenance and beautification or outdoor dining.

Interested in being added to the contact list for this developing program?  Send an email to and provide your contact information.

Have questions or comments about this program and its development?  Call (209) 571-5566.