This page last updated: November 2019

About This Map

The purpose of this map is to help people determine whether a location is or is not in the designated geographic area (for simplicity referred to as the DGA). For more information, see our webpage.

The DGA is defined by statute as designated census tracts that have the highest unemployment and highest poverty in the State and former Enterprise Zones (EZ) in existence on 12/31/2011, designated in 2012 and any revision to an EZ prior to 6/30/2013, except census tracts within those EZs with lowest unemployment and lowest poverty levels, and former Local Agency Military Base Recovery Areas (LAMBRA) in existence on 7/11/2013.

The statute allows the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development to designate up to 5 pilot areas within the DGA On 4/24/2014, the Fresno, Merced, and Riverside Pilot Areas were designated. These pilot areas expired on 12/31/2017. There are currently no active Pilot Areas.

The Department of Finance (DOF) is responsible for the designated census tracts. They recently designated new lists of census tracts for purposes of the New Employment Credit. The new designations will be effective beginning on 1/1/2020. Visit DOF's website for the lists of included and excluded census tracts.

Visit the Department of Housing and Community Development website for information about the former EZ and LAMBRA boundaries.



Instructions

Use this map to determine if a location is within the DGA by:

  • Searching with a street address.
  • Searching with latitude / longitude (geographic coordinate).
  • Pointing and clicking on the map.

Select a tab below to see the instructions for each.

Search by street address:

Step 1: Select the "Address" tab (shown below).

screenshot of address tab

Step 2: Enter an address into the address fields as shown below, then select the "Search" button.

screenshot of address form

The results of your search will indicate if the location is in or out of the DGA. The example below shows the address to be "inside" a DGA and is likely to be eligible for the New Employment Credit.

screenshot of sample results

Select "Search Again" to start a new search, or "Print" to print the map.

Search by a latitude / longitude geographic coordinate.

Step 1: Select the "Lat./Long" tab (shown below).

screenshot of Latitude / Longitude Tab

Step 2: Enter the latitude and longitude coordinates in "decimal degrees" as shown below, then select "Search."

screenshot of Latitude and Longitude form

The results of your search will indicate if the location is in or out of the DGA.

SPECIAL NOTE: With latitude/longitude searches, the address shown in the results is an approximation, or "best-guess" of what the address might be for that geographic coordinate. This may not be the actual address of this particular location.

screenshot of sample results

Select "Search Again" to start a new search, or "Print" to print the map.  

Search by clicking on the map with your mouse.

Step 1: Select the "Point & Click" tab (shown below).

screenshot of point & click tab

Step 2: Zoom into the map by selecting the plus button, zoom out by selecting on the minus button.

screenshot of zoom buttons

Step 3: Pan or move the map by clicking on the map and holding down mouse button while you move the mouse.

Step 4: After positioning your map, select the "Enable Map Click" button (a "map ready" message will appear), then use your mouse to click on your map.

SPECIAL NOTE: Just like latitude/longitude searches, the address shown in the results is an approximation based on the click on the map. This is a "best-guess" of what the address might be for that location. This may not be the actual address of this particular location.

screenshot of sample results

Select "Search Again" to start a new search, or "Print" to print the map. 

Starting late February (2014), we are keeping a running log of changes made to this map. If you have any questions, please contact the Franchise Tax Board.

Change Date Description
11-6-2019
  • Updated map for designated census tracts, effective 1-1-2020.
1-1-2018
  • Updated map for information on pilot areas expiration.
2-20-2015
  • Updated former Stanislaus Enterprise Zone.
12-09-2014
  • Updated former Barstow Enterprise Zone.
10-24-2014
  • Refined map to improve the accuracy and efficiency of map searches and displayed results.
7-29-2014
  • Updated former Delano, Eureka, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Pittsburg, Oakland, Fresno County, Sequoia Valley, and Yuba-Sutter Enterprise Zones.
6-12-2014
  • Updated former Anaheim and San Bernardino Enterprise Zones.
6-5-2014
  • Updated former Antelope Valley, Long Beach, Los Angeles Hollywood, Long Beach, Santa Clarita Valley, and Southgate-Lynwood Enterprise Zones.
6-2-2014
  • Updated former Coachella Valley and Imperial Enterprise Zones.
5-09-2014
  • Corrected display text for results in former Southern California Logistics Area LAMBRA.
4-24-2014
  • Added Merced, Fresno and Riverside Pilot Areas as Designated Geographic Areas. These Pilot Areas were designated by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development on 4/24/2014.
4-4-2014
  • Completed update to the former Santa Ana Enterprise Zone.
4-2-2014
  • Added map scale.
  • Changed map result "zoom."
  • Added language to map results.
3-26-2014
  • Corrected display text for results in former LAMBRAs.
3-4-2014
  • Partial update to the former Santa Ana Enterprise Zone.
2-25-2014
  • Changed the way searches are processed, now includes some areas previously reported as "out."
  • Updated help page with new and updated content.
  • Updated links to other web pages.
  • Added change log.