Strategic Sonoma

Strategic Plan

Strategic Sonoma is a five-year economic development strategy for Sonoma County. The purpose of Strategic Sonoma is to bring the community together around a shared vision for Sonoma County, identify and prioritize Sonoma County’s economic development issues and opportunities, and reevaluate the county’s clusters of opportunity. The strategy and planwill focus the county’s economic development efforts into areas that provide the greatest opportunity for the County.

Strategic Sonoma was approved by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on July 10th, 2018.


  • Strategy

    Competitive Assessment

    Phase one of Strategic Sonoma. The county's current socioeconomic conditions and trends were benchmarked with six other similar communities, plus the San Francisco Bay Area, California and the United States. The report establishes a baseline understanding of Sonoma County's current position and priority issues.

    Read the Assessment Report(PDF: 6.35 MB)

  • Cluster

    Target Cluster Report

    Phase two of Strategic Sonoma. Target industry clusters were identified by size, growth and concentration in Sonoma County. Additionally, priority clusters were chosen based on their ability to support community goals related to economic inclusion, a resilient and sustainable economy, and growing prosperity or all residents.

    Read the Target Cluster Report (PDF: 2.3 MB)
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    Action Plan

    Phase three of Strategic Sonoma. A five-year action plan informed through the participation of over 200 residents, businesses and organizations from around Sonoma County.  The Plan builds on strategic priorities developed by Strategies Sonoma which include; Fire Recovery, Housing, Workforce & Education, Business Diversification, Sustainability, and Transportation.

    Read the Action Plan

Contact Information

Economic Development Board
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
141 Stony Circle, Suite 130
Santa Rosa, CA 95401