Financing and Business Training

The City of Marina is committed to fostering a strong and healthy business climate throughout its community.  The Economic Development Division is dedicated to enhancing the City's business environment by engaging in business retention, facilitating business attraction, expanding the City's tax base and balancing  private sector needs.   Below are resources to help foster business growth relative to financing and training.

State Programs:

California Competes Tax Credit:

California Made:

  1. Start a Business
  2. Financing a Business
  3. Small Business Guarantee  Loan
  4. Financial Development Corporation
  5. California Capital Access Program
  6. Industrial Development Bond
  7. Jump Start Loan Program
  8.  CalGOLD

California Manufacturing Technology Consulting:  or

Provides consulting services in the following areas: manufacturing/distribution efficiencies, energy savings, organizational structure, quality management systems and information technology.  

California Business Portal:

Not sure how to start your business in the State of California?  Use the California Business Portal to navigate your way to find information specific to your business, see topics below:

  1. Cal Gold (permit assistance)
  2. International Trade
  3. Financial Assistance,
  4. Quick Start Guide, A&A and much more

Cal Coastal SBDC:

Cal Coastal (local lender) is a business consulting/lending non-profit corporation for Small and Start-up Businesses

Opportunity Fund, a non-profit microfinance organization (local lender):

Opportunity Fund provides small business lending, New Markets Tax Credit and more.

Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance (PTAC):

PTAC is funded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) under a cost-sharing cooperative agreement to fulfill the congressional mandate to further open the contracting door to small businesses.  PTAC assists small businesses with the procurement of government contracts along with training of management of contracts.

VA Information: