Economic Development


The City of Mendota enjoys a healthy relationship with our business community, and looks forward to new business desiring to move to Mendota.
Information on the Economic Incentive Zone (EIZ)
New Businesses:

If you are interested in starting a business in the City of Mendota, please contact City Hall at (559) 655-3291.

The City enjoys several business resources that can assist both existing and new businesses, including the Enterprise Zone, and several programs through the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County.

Information on Cottage Food Operations

Information on SB 1186:

On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186, which adds a State fee of $1 on every application or renewal of a business certificate (or equivalent instrument). This new law is effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2018. This law requires all cities and counties within California to collect the $1.00 State fee.

The City of Mendota’s Business License Fee now includes this State fee which is required to be added on to all payments received after January 1, 2013.

The bill primarily amends the procedures related to construction-related accessibility claims, and in some instances, reduces statutory penalties. The bill also provides for the development of educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with Federal and State disability laws.

The new law requires that you to be notified of the following:
Under Federal and State law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public. You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:

The Division of the State Architect at
The Department of Rehabilitation at
The California Commission on Disability Access at
To obtain a copy of the SB1186 mandate, go to