Advocates for you and your business

What We Do

Support businesses at every stage of development

Promote the conditions that foster a strong local economy

Develop the physical and cultural infrastructure for our economic future

Build and preserve housing for our community

Our Vision

There is no place like Santa Cruz and we work hard to keep it that way. At the Economic Development Office, we are passionate about what we do. Whether you’re just starting up or are long-established, we love supporting all businesses. We are committed to providing the tools and resources you need to make your dream a reality. Caring deeply about your success, empathizing with your joys and complications, we strive to be your advocate. Our business is you.

Our Values

Providing high-quality customer service

Finding and implementing solutions

Positively impacting our community


There’s a lot going on in Santa Cruz. Each experience is more interesting and unique than the last.

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We get a lot done in our little green house

We’re here to help businesses launch, grow and prosper. It all starts when you get in touch.

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Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm