Sonoma at a Glance

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Relaxed Lifestyle

With our relaxed lifestyle and diverse scenic beauty that stretches from the vineyards of Sonoma Valley to the Redwood forests and the Pacific Ocean, Sonoma County epitomizes easy living. That's why Sonoma County receives top marks for its quality of life. The County recently ranked as one of the top 20 counties in the U.S. for climate/scenic beauty by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ideal Location

Located less than an hour's drive north of San Francisco, Sonoma County enjoys the world-class culture of the San Francisco Bay Area, while still maintaining its agricultural heritage and rustic charm.  Not surprisingly, Sonoma County was recently ranked as one of the top 100 metropolitan places to live by U.S. News and World Report.

Great Place to Start a Business

Sonoma County provides a range of options that make it a great place to do business. Over 25,000 businesses, both large and small, call Sonoma County home. Having some of the most affordable housing costs and a more competitive cost-of-doing-business compared to the rest of the San Francisco Bay Area, it's no surprise that young business start-ups are discovering Sonoma County as an ideal place to launch and grow. recently ranked the cities of Healdsburg and Sonoma in the top 20 places to start a business. Sonoma County has also been recognized as one of the top 10 places for supporting Minority-Owned Businesses and Latino Entrepreneurs.

The Future

Find out what Regional Projects are currently in the works for Sonoma County. 

Contact Information

Economic Development Board
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
141 Stony Circle, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401