At MAPLE® we bring together executives and entrepreneurs interested in exploring cross-border trade and investment opportunities between Southern California and Canada.
Join us for our Winter Member Networking Event. Come meet our board of directors and connect with current and prospective members spanning business sectors and growth stages from across Southern California. There will be an opportunity to network over breakfast before our presentations.
We have two excellent speakers scheduled.
Mr. Erik Caldwell, Economic Development Director for the City of San Diego, will be highlighting the City's key initiatives in economic development in his presentation entitled "Why San Diego?".
The Economic Development Department is focused on strengthening communities by establishing strategic partnerships which cultivate a sustainable, dynamic economy and create community development opportunities. Under Mr. Caldwell's leadership, the Department supports the continued growth of San Diego's established analytics, cleantech, cybersecurity, defense, life science and maritime industry clusters.
Mr. Stefan Joyner, Business Development Manager at MAPLE member organization, Armanino, LLP will discuss tax opportunities available to businesses including:
· R&D Tax Credits
· R&D Payroll Tax Offsets
· R&D Sales & Use Tax Partial Exemption (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2022)
Armanino LLP is the largest independent accounting and consulting firm based in California and one of the largest firms in the United States. They provide an integrated set of audit, tax, consulting, business management and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally with services to support U.S. and Canadian businesses, high net worth individuals and employers.
We look forward to seeing you!