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.
August 22, 2014
The Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Report is brought to you in partnership with the Sonoma County Tourism Bureau. This report covers the county’s TOT
revenues, compared with Sonoma County’s historical figures, and accommodation development. The report is drafted by the Economic Development Board and based on data collected by each jurisdiction in the county. Please see the links below for the year’s most recent reports
August 18, 2014
Sonoma County’s jobless rate saw a seasonal rise in July, climbing to 5.8 percent as school employees went on summer recess.
August 13, 2014
In a move aimed at showcasing more murals, sculptures and art installations around Sonoma County, the Board of Supervisors has developed a first-ever plan to encourage local artists to utilize county property, including parks, vacant lots and building walls, as their exhibition space.
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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.
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.
Lower your business costs and get recognized for being green through the Sonoma Green Business Program
Do you want to improve employee productivity? Recruit and retain the best employees? Become a certified healthy business through iWork Well Sonoma County
Are you a business owner and want to know how the new Affordable Care Act will affect your business? Here's a quick list of what you need to know.
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”
Spotlights growth opportunities for craft brewery, distillery and cidery businesses in Sonoma County.
The 2013 International Trade Guide provides information for small businesses owners who are considering expanding their businesses internationally.