• 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)

  • May 19, 2015
    Come learn about the state of creativity in Sonoma County, as told through the voices of members of our creative community.
  • May 5, 2015
    New forecast for the local financial services, real estate, and creative sector firms, prepared by Moody's for the Economic Development Board.
  • More News
  • 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.
  • March 9, 2015
    Sonoma County Restaurant Week will be held March 9th -15th and will feature a wide variety of restaurants and culinary options that feature local ingredients at great prices. Participating restaurants are located throughout the County from the heart of Santa Rosa to the bustling squares in Healdsburg, Windsor, and Sonoma, and the waterfront of Petaluma and the Coast.
  • More Press Releases
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.
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

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

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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

Creative Sonoma: State of Creativity Forum

June 10, 2015

Creative Sonoma State of Creativity Forum

State of the County 2015

Annual Report to the Community

Held January 22, 2015

Key opportunities, challenges, and initiatives facing Sonoma County in the coming year.

Sonoma County Connections

Relocate Your Business to Sonoma County

Information on living and working in Sonoma County

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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