GO-Biz serves as California’s single point of contact for economic development and job creation efforts.

GO-Biz includes the following units: business development (CalBIS), Permit Streamlining, Small Business Assistance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and International Affairs and Trade Development. The Permit Assistance unit provides permit streamlining for business owners struggling with local, state and federal permitting for major job creating projects. The permitting team also administers the state’s electronic on-line permit assistance center, CalGOLD. ELIGIBILITY All businesses in the State of California can receive permit assistance. PROCESS Use the resources provided on GO-Biz’s webpages and contact them for assistance.