The EDB produces special reports each year on a variety of topics. These reports cover a variety of topics and are usually produced in response to concerns or public need.
EDB Annual Report
The EDB's Annual Report highlights the accomplishments of the Economic Development Board in achieving its goal of supporting Sonoma County's businesses, helping to grow jobs and make new investment in the County.
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.