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.
Arts Grants Available: July 10, 2015 Deadline
New grants are available through Creative Sonoma for individuals and organizations who are producing summer arts youth programs this summer for Sonoma residents. The grants are being fast-tracked and have a streamlined grant application. The Deadline for Application is July 10, 2015 and guidelines and application forms are available to download below. For further information, please contact email@example.com.
June 11, 2015
Last summer the community of Brentwood began working with Sonic.net in a plan to use publicly owned conduit for a privately owned fiber network. Earlier this month, the partners celebrated completion of part of that network and officially lit-up the first residential neighborhood served by Sonic.net's fiber gigabit service.
June 10, 2015
Millions of people will be able to see a doctor on their smartphones or laptops for everyday ailments once the nation's largest drugstore chain and two major insurers expand a budding push into virtual health care.
June 9, 2015
In 1984, it was considered a nearly insurmountable disadvantage not to have telephone access. Under President Ronald Reagan's administration, the Lifeline program was established to subsidize the cost of a monthly telephone service for low-income citizens. Today, the subsidy can be applied to a wireless phone service.
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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.
April 29, 2015
Five Sonoma County businesses were awarded tax incentives totaling over $2.1 million through the California Competes Tax Credit Program.
April 17, 2015
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Disaster Field Operations Center - West today reminded small, nonfarm businesses in 57 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon of the May 18 deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for economic injury. These low-interest loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought in the following primary counties that began on January 1, 2014.
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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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”. You can also contact our Business Assistance Hotline
at (707) 565-7589
for help in navigating the licensing and permitting process.
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