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  • Published on August 27, 2021

    El Distrito de Desarrollo Económico Sonoma Mendocino (SMEDD, por sus siglas en inglés) invita a los miembros de la comunidad de los condados de Sonoma y Mendocino a ayudar a moldear la economía regional. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden participar respondiendo a la encuesta perteneciente a la Estrategia de Desarrollo Económico Integral (CEDS, por sus siglas en inglés) o participando en un Laboratorio Comunitario de Ideas, un foro virtual de la comunidad.

  • Published on August 27, 2021

    The Sonoma Mendocino Economic Development District (SMEDD) invites Sonoma and Mendocino County community members to help shape the regional economy. Community members can get involved by taking the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Survey or by participating in a Community Think Tank, a virtual community forum.

  • Published on August 6, 2021

    Perspectiva Económica: Impacto en la Comunidad BIPOC examinará los impactos y desafíos económicos de las empresas propiedad de gente negra, indígena y de color (BIPOC, por su acrónimo en inglés) con la oradora principal Marlene Orozco, de Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) y un panel de propietarios de empresas BIPOC del Condado de Sonoma. 

  • Published on August 6, 2021

    Economic Perspective: BIPOC Impact will examine the economic impacts and challenges of Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) owned businesses featuring keynote speaker Marlene Orozco of the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) and a panel of Sonoma County BIPOC business owners.  

  • Published on June 3, 2021

    La Junta de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Sonoma (EDB, por sus siglas en inglés) se complace en anunciar la Iniciativa de Prueba de Velocidad de Acceso Sonoma Banda Ancha. Esta iniciativa permite a los miembros de la comunidad probar sus actuales velocidades de internet en el hogar mientras ayuda al Condado de Sonoma a buscar fondos para implementar una mejor infraestructura y servicios en áreas históricamente desatendidas y desfavorecidas.

  • Published on June 3, 2021

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is pleased to announce the Access Sonoma Broadband Speed Test Initiative. This initiative allows community members to test their current home internet speeds while helping Sonoma County pursue funding to deploy better infrastructure and services in historically unserved and underserved areas. 

  • Published on June 1, 2021

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is pleased to announce the recipients of 20th Annual Spirit of Sonoma Awards. Spirit of Sonoma honors those who contribute to the economic development and enhancement of the communities in which they live and work through donations of their time and expertise in support of local business, and in helping others. 

  • Published on April 14, 2021

    La Junta de Desarrollo Económico del Condado de Sonoma (EDB, por sus siglas en inglés) organiza la Semana de Desarrollo Económico, del 3 al 7 de mayo de 2021 para celebrar las contribuciones positivas del desarrollo económico y su importante papel en nuestra comunidad local.

  • Published on April 14, 2021

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board (EDB) is virtually hosting Economic Development Week from May 3-7, 2021 to celebrate the positive contributions of economic development and its important role in our local community. 

  • Published on October 24, 2018

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board received an Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award for its “#GoSoCo – All You Need Is Local” Post Wildfires Shop Local Campaign from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

  • Published on April 4, 2018

    The Sonoma County Economic Development Board receives the Award of Excellence in Promotions for the post-fires “All You Need is Local – # GoSoCo” Shop Local campaign at the 38th Annual California Association of Local Economic Development Conference.

  • Published on February 23, 2018

    Sonoma County Restaurant Week, the tastiest time of the year, will be held March 2nd -11th and will feature a wide variety of restaurants and culinary options that feature local ingredients at great prices.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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 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 6 -12, 2017 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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 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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