Economic Development

The City of Calipatria is designated as a Federal Enterprise Zone, Enterprise and Champion Community, which offers Federal Tax Credits and low-interest loans to businesses located in Calipatria. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Maquiladora operations have created a corridor of opportunity for potential business. Application for Foreign Trade Zone status is pending approval. This would expedite and encourage foreign commerce through small business revolving loan funds and micro-enterprise programs. With access to the Municipal Airport for air freight opportunities, these will allow businesses all available options for transportation: air, Union Pacific Rail, and Highway 111.