Economic Assistance Programs

Auto Dealerships
The Automobile Dealership Economic Assistance Program provides the opportunity for qualified automobile dealerships to enter into a participation agreement for City economic assistance. City assistance is for the sole purpose of reimbursing qualified automobile dealerships for costs incurred to either expand existing dealerships or open new automobile dealerships within the City.
For more information about the Automobile Dealership Economic Assistance Program click here.

Hotel Incentive Program
Anaheim's leadership in the tourism industry benefits the City and all of its residents. Annually, Anaheim collects $67 million in net revenues from tourism, comprising a quarter of the City’s General Fund. That in turn funds police and fire service, new and improved parks and community centers and street enhancements. This funding, along with the job creation and economic development, continues to make Anaheim a great place to live, work and play. On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Anaheim City Council approved a Hotel Incentive Program to encourage the development of four-diamond-quality hotels in the City. For more information, please see:

Fact Sheet
Staff Report
Resolution


GardenWalk Economic Assistance Agreements
In May 2013, the City Council approved Economic Assistance Agreements for the development of hotels at GardenWalk.
Please click here to see the staff report, project summary, related reports, Council meeting video and other information.
  1. Auto Dealerships
In a proactive step to boost the local economy and help local businesses succeed, the Anaheim City Council approved an economic assistance program for existing or new automobile dealerships within the City of Anaheim on June 17, 2014.

The Automobile Dealership Economic Assistance Program provides the opportunity for qualified automobile dealerships to enter into a participation agreement for City economic assistance. City assistance is for the sole purpose of reimbursing qualified automobile dealerships for costs incurred to either expand existing dealerships or open new automobile dealerships within the City. The City’s assistance would be equal to 40% of the Sales Tax Increment generated from the project and such assistance would not exceed a period of ten years. Monetary assistance will only be provided to the extent that incremental sales tax is generated by the dealership’s expansion or opening and subject to the provisions and restrictions outlined in the resolution.

Any qualified auto dealership interested in applying should contact the number below, the qualified dealership will need to provide the City with required information to enable the City to evaluate the applicant, the project, its proposed costs and public benefits. Once a qualified dealership applies, the City Council would then hold a duly noticed public hearing on all contemplated participation agreements and would have the sole authority to approve or deny any agreements.

New car sales are historically a significant contributor to overall sales tax revenue. Additional sales tax revenue helps support city services, as well as adds to or increases those levels of service. Economic assistance programs also encourage job retention, job creation and overall economic growth.

For more information regarding the Automobile Dealership Economic Assistance Program, please call 
Community and Economic Development Department at (714) 765-4300, x4318.

To view the documents associated with the Automobile Dealership Economic Assistance Program, please click the items below.