• 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.

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 kristen.madsen@sonoma-county.org.

  • 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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  • 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.
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

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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