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The Economic Development Office is your go-to resource for all things business in Santa Cruz. Connect with us and we’ll connect you to the resources you need to get started or grow. We can help you access the resources your business needs. 

 From guiding new businesses in setting up shop, to navigating the permitting process, from helping large-scale infrastructure projects move forward to helping grease the wheels of the business community, we’re passionate about supporting a flourishing and expansive local economy. Seriously, we’re here to help.


To view our comprehensive business resource portal visit:
Economic Development Department
Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Cruz
Bonnie Lipscomb, Economic Development Director 
337 Locust St. Santa Cruz, CA