The EDB produces special reports each year on a variety of topics. These reports are usually produced in response to concerns or public need.
COVID-19 Economic Impacts on Sonoma County
This study considers the economic impacts of COVID-19 on Sonoma County's economy through three scenarios from 2020 to 2023.
Kincade and Power Shutoff Economic Impacts
In collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, this report showcases key impacts from the PG&E’s power shutoffs and Kincade Fire of 2019. The power shutoffs include four separate events: October 9-12, October 23-24, October 26-27, and November 20, 2019. The Kincade Fire began late on October 23 and was not fully contained until November 6, 2019.
Sonoma County Complex Fires Report
This report evaluates the impact of the 2017 Sonoma Complex Fires on the Sonoma County economy, in relation to individual industries, housing, and local tax revenues.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
The Sonoma County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is designed to bring together the public and private sectors in the creation of an economic road map to diversify and strengthen regional economies. The CEDS represents the combined efforts of volunteers and staff to record and discuss economic development activities within the region. Staff collected input from businesses and community stakeholders through outreach events, such as the Economic Summit held in June 2011 which drew 400 attendees, and meetings with representatives from five business clusters, involving more than 100 individuals. The development of the CEDS was conducted under the oversight of the Innovation Action Council with served as the strategy committee.
Sonoma County Cannabis Economic Impact Task Force Report
As state laws change regarding the commercial cannabis and the County of Sonoma works to develop a comprehensive ordinance it is important to try and understand how the industry could impact our local economy and community. With this in mind, the County of Sonoma created the Marijuana Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC), which is comprised of representatives of nearly every county agency. The MTAC includes several working groups, including Agriculture and the Environment, Enforcement and Land Use, Taxation and Revenue, Economic Development and Jobs, and Health and Human Services. Together these groups will explore the many facets of the cannabis industry and its impacts on our community to develop a draft ordinance that will regulate the industry in Sonoma County.