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We are dedicated to helping your business to succeed. Whether you are a small start-up or established company looking to grow, the EDB offers a range of direct services to help your business every step of the way. Find out more about how to start, grow, or relocate your business to Sonoma County.
Published on August 26, 2015
The California State Senate voted unanimously, 38-0 in favor of AB 1262 (Wood-Healdsburg) on August 17th. AB1262 was introduced in the State Assembly to reallocate funding from the CASF Revolving Loan Fund into the Rural and Urban Broadband Consortia fund.
Published on August 5, 2015
2016 will be "The Year of the Entrepreneur" in Sonoma County. The Economic Development Board is seeking applicants to be part of the planning process for this first-ever effort for Sonoma County Entrepreneurs. If selected, participants will help shape this exciting initiative, as well as be on the inside track on the latest resources and information available to small business. Applicants can apply online at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/yoteapp. Deadline for application is August 21st at 5:00pm. If you have any questions please contact Mike DeWald at (707) 565-7170.
Published on July 17, 2015
During this fourth quarter of Year 1 most of the time and energy of each county team was spent on Activity 2.3 and on Activity 3.2. The county teams worked to bring together providers and priority communities to develop broadband plans and projects that would meet the needs of those communities. And, to work on finding the funds, including submitting applications for California grants.
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Published on July 24, 2015
The Board of Supervisors announced today that 12 grants have been awarded for summer arts youth program across the County. Summer Arts programs will take place between now and September 30 at art centers, schools and community centers. The grant program was administrated by Creative Sonoma, a countywide arts initiative through the County's Economic Development Board.
Published on June 26, 2015
In last week's budget hearings, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors allocated $100,000 for summer art youth programs to occur during the summer of 2015. The program will be administered by Creative Sonoma, a countywide arts initiative through the County's Economic Development Board.
Published on April 29, 2015
Five Sonoma County businesses were awarded tax incentives totaling over $2.1 million through the California Competes Tax Credit Program.
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Sonoma County is a great place to call home. With nationally-recognized companies such as Medtronic, Keysight Technologies, CamelBak, Marmot, La Tortilla Factory, Kendall Jackson, and Amy’s Kitchen, Sonoma County offers one of the lowest costs of doing business in the San Francisco Bay Area. Along with its scenic beauty, outdoor pursuits, and a relaxed pace of life, it’s no wonder that Sonoma County is a great place to locate a business.
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