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State Tax Breaks Cheer Biotechs

A new package of tax credits in Gov. Jerry Brown’s reformation of California’s enterprise zones could help manufacturers and some biotech and medical device companies buy R&D equipment.

But for the biotech industry, it means more than dollars saved, as substantial as that cash might be.

The new law phases out enterprise zone credits and replaces them with a sales and use tax exemption, a hiring credit and the “California Competes” tax credit. Together, those changes could save biotech companies hundreds of millions of dollars a year.

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