• Spring Economic Summit
  • Price Pump Company
  • EDB carousel Supervisor Rabbitt at the farm
  • El Molino Central
  • Green Business Award
  • Architecture Building
  • Sonoma Coast Visitors Center
  • Costeau French Bakery
  • EDB carousel front door

Economic Development Board

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.

Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan

Adopted by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors commissioned the Economic Development Board with development of the Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan to advance its arts sector, both nonprofit and commercial, throughout the county and beyond.

The primary purpose of this project is to identify what type of arts and creative sector leadership is needed and appropriate for the county.

Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan

Download: Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan (PDF: 563 kb)

  • February 27, 2015
    The 2015 Sonoma County Beer, Cider & Spirits Conference will convene the dynamic Sonoma County craft beer, cider and spirits industry for a half-day event to be held on February 27, 2015 from 1:00pm to 5:30pm at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa, CA.
  • February 17, 2015
    Kristen Madsen, Senior Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Foundation, has been appointed the new Director of Arts at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board.
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Sonoma County is a great place to call home. With nationally-recognized companies such as Medtronic, Marmot, La Tortilla Factory, CamelBak, Kendall Jackson, Agilent, 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.
Business Hotline We Can Help! Brochure (707) 565-7589 Need assistance in launching your business? For quick and useful information, check out “ Ten Steps to Starting your Business in Sonoma County ”. You can also contact our Business Assistance Hotline at (707) 565-7589 for help in navigating the licensing and permitting process.
Need help in expanding your business? Contact our Business Assistance Team to  to connect you with vital county resources to jumpstart your business. Whether you are in startup mode or are looking to grow your existing business, check out these FREE business development tools.

We know that there is a lot to learn when it comes to planning for the financial health of your business.

Learn about financing options

Business Programs

The EDB offers several programs to assist in your business operations and employee recruitment.

Green your Business

Lower your business costs and get recognized for being green through the Sonoma Green Business Program

Support Healthy Employees

Do you want to improve employee productivity? Recruit and retain the best employees? Become a certified healthy business through iWork Well Sonoma County

Business Updates

2014 Creative Sonoma Arts Action Plan

Developed by the EDB, Sonoma County's first ever strategic Arts Action Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on June 24, 2014. The cultural arts and creative economy sector has emerged as an important area for economic growth potential in Sonoma County, and this newly coordinated strategy aims to support and boost the County's diverse artistic and creative economy. For more information please call (707) 565-7170.

New Incentives for California Businesses in 2014

Your business may be eligible for certain tax savings and incentives through the State of California. Detail can be found at The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development: "California Economic Development Initiative"

2013 Craft Business Report

Spotlights growth opportunities for craft brewery, distillery and cidery businesses in Sonoma County.

2013 International Trade Guide

The 2013 International Trade Guide provides information for small businesses owners who are considering expanding their businesses internationally.

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Contact Information

Economic Development Board
County of Sonoma
141 Stony Circle
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.44011, -122.745706

Upcoming Events

Series of Free Workshops

State of the County 2015

Sonoma County Connections

EDB Programs

The Sonoma County EDB provides direct services to help businesses to launch and grow.

Business Assistance
Resources for businesses in Sonoma County

Sonoma Green Business
Go green and lower your business costs

Healthy Business
Get certified as a healthy business

Recycling Market Development Zones
Benefits for businesses looking to reduce waste

Film Office
Permits and location assistance for your film project


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