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  • Published on November 1, 2017

    The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board, in partnership with the City of Santa Rosa. The office is located at 141 Stony Circle, Suite 155, Santa Rosa at The Courtyard building.  The hours will be from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

    "I want to thank the Napa-Sonoma Small Business Development Center, the City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma for hosting the team from the U.S. Small Business Administration, we hope to create an efficient and effective one-stop operation for local businesses to get the assistance they need to recover from the wildfires," said Ben Stone, Executive Director at the Sonoma County Economic Development Board. 

  • Published on October 26, 2017

    Thanks to direct efforts of EDB staff,  the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s (IBank) approved a new Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Fund Program and an expanded micro loan program on October 24th, 2017, to assist businesses affected by the wildfires in Sonoma County and other state declared disaster areas.

  • Published on August 9, 2017

    SANTA ROSA, CA—The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) has engaged Magellan Advisors to assist the county in developing a Broadband Strategic Plan. Magellan’s senior team of consultants will work with the county, EDB and Access Sonoma Broadband (ASB) to successfully develop a plan for Sonoma County’s broadband future. Ben Stone, Sonoma County Economic Development Director says, 

    “Broadband is a necessity and no longer a luxury for residents, businesses, and anchor institutions, including health care facilities, public safety agencies, and schools. The strategic plan will analyze and make recommendations for improving access to internet services."

    Magellan Advisors and the ASB are planning an educational workshop along with community meetings, focus groups, and interviews in September 2017.

    To learn more, including upcoming meetings and focus group times, please see the press release.

  • Published on August 6, 2017

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) announces the launch of Strategic Sonoma, an innovative economic development planning effort in partnership with Santa Rosa Junior College, and the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board. 

    “The goal of Strategic Sonoma is to create a five year plan that identifies economic development opportunities for residents and businesses in Sonoma County,” said Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Shirlee Zane. “We look forward to meeting with the community, hearing what they have to say, and developing a plan to further grow our local economy.” 

  • Published on May 8, 2017

    Sonoma County celebrates National Economic Development Week from May 8-13th. The goal of National Economic Development Week is to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities and increase the quality of life in Sonoma County.

  • Published on March 1, 2017

    Sonoma County Restaurant Week, the tastiest time of the year, will be held March 6th -12th and will feature a wide variety of restaurants and culinary options that feature local ingredients at great prices.

  • Published on March 23, 2016

    The Sonoma-Mendocino Economic Development District (EDD), created through a joint powers agreement between Sonoma County and Mendocino County in January 2015, today launched a new website.

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on March 23, 2016
    Economic Development Board

    The Sonoma-Mendocino Economic Development District (EDD), created through a joint powers agreement between Sonoma County and Mendocino County in January 2015, today launched a new website.

  • Published on January 25, 2016

    This week, Creative Sonoma, a division of Sonoma County’s Economic Development Board, opened up the recruitment process for individuals who are interested in serving on its first Advisory Board.

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on January 25, 2016
    Economic Development Board

    Creative Sonoma seeks Advisory Board Members

  • Published on July 24, 2015

    The Board of Supervisors announced today that 12 grants have been awarded for summer arts youth program across the County.  Summer Arts programs will take place between now and September 30 at art centers, schools and community centers.  The grant program was administrated by Creative Sonoma, a countywide arts initiative through the County's Economic Development Board.

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on July 24, 2015
    Economic Development Board
    The Board of Supervisors announced today that 12 grants have been awarded for summer arts youth program across the County.  Summer Arts programs will take place between now and September 30 at art centers, schools and community centers.  The grant program was administrated by Creative Sonoma, a countywide arts initiative through the County's Economic Development Board.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 26, 2015
    Board of Supervisors
    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.
  • Published on April 29, 2015
    Five Sonoma County businesses were awarded tax incentives totaling over $2.1 million through the California Competes Tax Credit Program.
  • Economic Development Board
    Published on April 29, 2015
    Economic Development Board
    Five Sonoma County businesses were awarded tax incentives totaling over $2.1 million through the California Competes Tax Credit Program.
  • Agriculture, Weights and Measures
    Published on April 17, 2015
    Agriculture, Weights and Measures
    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.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 9, 2015
    Board of Supervisors
    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.
  • Published on 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. 

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on February 27, 2015
    Economic Development Board
    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.
  • Published on 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.

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on February 17, 2015
    Economic Development Board
    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.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on September 22, 2014
    Board of Supervisors
    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) announced today that Nancy Glaze has joined the staff to provide interim leadership for Creative Sonoma, a county-wide arts promotion effort approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in the summer of 2014. Ms. Glaze will facilitate the start-up phase of Creative Sonoma while a search for a permanent program manager is conducted.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on August 26, 2014
    Board of Supervisors
    A collaborative effort between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), the Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB), and Empire West Inc. will keep 30 local jobs in Sonoma County. The Graton based manufacturer of Ceilume brand ceiling tiles is the first business in Sonoma County to qualify for the new PG&E Economic Development Rate, enabling Empire West to stay local.
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on June 24, 2014
    Board of Supervisors
    On the heels of investing $250,000 in the creative arts, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors adopted the County’s first ever strategic Arts Action Plan, developed by the County’s Economic Development Board, intended to boost the county’s creative economy. The Arts sector has emerged as an important area for economic growth potential in Sonoma County, and until now there has been no coordinated strategy for supporting the creative economy countywide.
  • Published on June 1, 2013
    This document is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Mendocino and Sonoma Counties to assess the state of broadband in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, and to understand our situation in the regional planning context of Northern California.
  • Published on June 1, 2013
    This document is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Mendocino and Sonoma Counties to assess the state of broadband in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, and to understand our situation in the regional planning context of Northern California.

  • Economic Development Board
    Published on June 1, 2013
    Economic Development Board
    This document is the result of a multi-year collaboration between Mendocino and Sonoma Counties to assess the state of broadband in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, and to understand our situation in the regional planning context of Northern California.
  • Published on April 15, 2013
    The Sonoma County Film Office would like to add to its photo gallery of local properties for possible filming locations for movies, commercials, still photography for catalogues, TV specials and videos.
  • Published on April 15, 2013
    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board and the United States Department of Commerce will host a first of its kind export seminar in Petaluma.
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Economic Development Board
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141 Stony Circle
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
38.44011, -122.745706

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