The County of Madera and the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) will be administrating funding received by the City of Madera by the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) COVID relief. MCEDC applied for and was awarded $150,000 to help Micro Enterprise Businesses in the City of Madera impacted by COVID-19. The grant program will provide grants to eligible businesses.

  • The grant amount will be $5,000.
  • Businesses with five (5) or less employees are eligible applicants.
  • Business owner must be a low to moderate income earner, per HUD income limits.

Applications are available on the MCEDC website and will be accepted through April 2, 2021 at 5pm.  Applications received on or before that date will continue to be processed, but no applications will be accepted after the 2nd. The City/MCEDC has adequate funding available for small businesses and highly encourages businesses to apply before the deadline. The Federal Government is the source of the funding through the Coronavirus, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the guidelines of CARES require the funds to be spent by within six (6) months of receiving funds.

If businesses are looking to apply for grant funding please visit or call the MCEDC office at (559) 675-7768 for assistance. For Spanish speaking businesses, assistance with translation and/or completing the grant application is available.





Bobby Kahn, Executive Director

Madera County Economic Development Commission

Phone: (559) 675-7768





Madera County Economic Development Commission Welcomes New Manager of Business Development and Marketing

Madera, CA. (March 1, 2021) Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) is proud to announce and welcome Maritza Garcia as the Commission’s Manager of Business Development and Marketing. Garcia will be responsible for the development and implementation of direct and indirect services and/or programs that lead to new job creation in the County of Madera.


“We feel very fortunate to be able to add someone with Maritza’s skill sets to our staff,” said Bobby Kahn, Executive Director of MCEDC. “With her technical abilities and marketing background she will be able to hit the ground running. I am excited to have her as part of the team,” Kahn added.

Garcia, a native of Chowchilla, comes to MCEDC with 5 years of experience in marketing working alongside companies in various industries ranging from education, non-profit, real estate and manufacturing. She is a graduate of Fresno State, with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing.

Garcia joins the MCEDC team from Bright Ideas Construction where she assisted customers with program requests. Bright Ideas Construction, located in Merced, CA, is an authorized PG&E subcontractor for the Energy Savings Assistance Program. She also served as La Tapatia Tortilleria, Inc. (LTTI) Marketing Associate, a manufacturer of tortillas and tortilla chips where she successfully launched an online brand awareness plan. With her guidance, she increased LTTI following by 50% across all forums, online customers doubled and help develop lasting relationships with partners and customers.

About Madera County EDC

Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) is a joint Powers Authority comprised of the County of Madera, the City of Madera, and the City of Chowchilla. MCEDC’s mission is to position Madera County as an economically viable and vibrant county through a multifaceted and diversified economic base. MCEDC assists business with development projects, site selection, demographics, and business incentives.



MCEDC New Hire Press Release

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The County of Madera and the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) will be closing the Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 5pm.
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The County of Madera and the Madera County Economic Development Commission (MCEDC) announced they are making significant changes to their Small Business Pandemic Assistance Grant Program to make it easier for more companies to qualify for the grant. Read more …

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  • Low cost of living means your business can grow and flourish.
  • Madera County is located in the center of California so reaching major cities is an easy 3-hour drive.
  • Madera County is focused on business attraction & retention so expect a streamlineD permitting process.

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