Incentive Programs

The City of Citrus Heights is committed to providing high quality, economical, responsive city services to our community. This page outlines various development incentives available at a local, regional, and state level.

New! Citrus Heights Business Attraction Incentive Program

The Citrus Heights Business Attraction Incentive Program is established to enhance the City’s competitiveness in attracting designated target industry businesses that create community vibrancy and commercial area vitality.


  • The incentive program includes four categories under which a business may qualify for incentives: 
    1. Restaurants – restaurants, bars, coffee, and tea shops (national chains do not qualify) 
    2. Breweries and other craft beverage businesses – includes artisan manufacturing operations, tasting rooms, and brewpubs
    3. Entertainment – includes bowling alleys, movie theaters, performing arts, and entertainment venues 
    4. Businesses that serve to diversify the City’s economic base and/or enhance community quality of life by providing unique or underrepresented services/goods 


 On March 23rd, 2023, Citrus Heights City Council approved a $1,000,000 allocation for this program. Eligible businesses may receive a grant on terms to be negotiated for relocation, operating, equipment, or other legitimate and customary start-up or business costs. 

Other Economic Development Programs offered by the City of Citrus Heights

Project Coordination Team: a multi-disciplinary team to assist development projects with issues or questions related to the plan check and permitting process. Team members include representatives from city departments and partner agencies that are involved in development applications. Contact Economic Development for further assistance.

Project Assistance: The city's Economic Development Division is available to assist with development at any stage of the process. Services include business resources, single point-of-contact, site selection assistance and fee estimates. Please call (916) 727-4745 or email Meghan Huber for assistance.

Please note that citywide programs may be subject to specific state and local requirements.

Regional Programs

Grow Sacramento Fund is a partnership between SMUD, City of Sacramento, Sacramento County and the National Development Council (NDC). Small businesses can obtain loan financing to grow their business through this program.

Sacramento Regional Recycling Market Development Zone (SRRMDZ)  encompasses Sacramento County, including all of Citrus Heights. This program combines recycling with economic development to fuel new businesses, expand existing ones, create jobs and divert waste from landfills. The program provides attractive loans, technical assistance and free product marketing to businesses that use materials from a waste stream to manufacture their products and are located in a zone.

State Programs

Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (A)

California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to come to California or stay and grow in California. Tax agreements are negotiated by GO-Biz and approved by a statutorily created "California Competes Tax Credit Committee."