The SBA Sacramento District Office is offering a training for small businesses on the Governor’s Economic Development Initiative (GEDI). This training will provide attendees with an overview of the state’s GEDI program and how your current and future borrowers can qualify for tax incentives. Come to this training and stay up-to-date on business incentives available to your SBA borrowers. GEDI consists of a three-part initiative that was signed by Governor Brown in July 2013. The new tools created by GEDI for California businesses include: • A Manufacturing Sales and Use Tax Exemption administered by the Board of Equalization • A New Employment Credit administered by the Franchise Tax Board • The California Competes Income Tax Credit for expanding businesses, which is administered by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) Information on Presenters: Barbara A. Vohryzek, Deputy Director of Small Business at GO-Biz Vohryzek was president and founder of Vohryzek & Co. from 2009 to 2012 and is the founder and director of Community Business Bank. She was founder and executive director of the California Statewide Certified Development Corporation from 1987 to 2009 and served in various positions at the California Trade and Commerce Agency, Office of Local Development from 1984 to 1991. Will Koch, Deputy Director of California Competes Tax Credit Program Will Koch has recently been appointed to deputy director of the California Competes Tax Credit Program at Go-Biz. Koch was the deputy director of legislative affairs at GO-Biz from October 2012 to May 2014, and prior to that, held multiple positions at the California Franchise Tax Board from 1998 to 2012, including legislative analyst, personal income tax technical advisor, and tax collection specialist. When: July 24th, 2014 from 9:00am to 10:30am Where: 6501 Sylvan Road, Citrus Heights, CA 95610 ** Please keep in mind that this is a Federal building and you will be required to go through a security screening (similar to an airport) please allow extra time for this.