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Butte County's rich soil, temperate climate and abundant water supply help produce a variety of crops, valued at nearly $300 million. The number of full-time farms increased by three percent between 1992 and 1997, while the market value of crop sales increased by 57 percent. Top crops include: rice, almonds, walnuts, prunes, peaches and kiwi fruit.

Butte County agribusiness is diverse in its growth, attracting a range of companies from food processing and packaging to research and development. These companies have discovered the unbeatable mix of resources and incentives that enable them to deliver more variety and higher-quality products at lower operating costs. 

Business Incentives

  • Manufacturer's Investment Credit
  • Research and Development Credit
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Financing
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Recruitment/Training Programs and Incentives
  • Recycling Market Development Zone
  • Redevelopment Agency Programs
  • Municipal Incentives

Economic Development Services 

  • Site selection assistance
  • Project facilitation
  • Incentive packages
  • Financial referrals
  • Permit coordination/streamlining
  • Technical assistance
  • Market research
  • Wage and benefit surveys
  • Access to training programs and grants