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Expand Your Business


Need help getting building permits for improvements at your established business? Looking for ways to pay for those upgrades? Trying to find qualified new employees to expand your workforce? No matter where you are in your business, we are here to give you the support to keep your business moving forward.

Whatever your situation, the EDB's Retention and Expansion (BRE) Manager can guide you to the help you need. After a one-on-one interview at your site (or virtually), our staff will assist you in defining your needs, and connect you to a wide variety of resources.

The goal is to help local businesses stay and grow in Sonoma County.  As part of that goal, our BRE Manager gathers feedback from Sonoma County businesses like yours, to let local leaders know ways that governmental policies and regulations can best support the business community. 


Reviewing your original ideas will help you create a more current and relevant road map for continued success.


Now is the time to review your existing business operations and make decisions on how best to move your business forward.

Looking for new customers or clients? Considering a business expansion? No matter where you are in your business, we are here to give you the support to keep your business moving forward.

As you move into a growth phase, make sure you have a good funding source that will sustain you through economic ups and downs. See below for local lending options.

Don’t hesitate to invest in good staff so that they can help you grow your business more effectively.

EDB Staff works directly with Sonoma County businesses to identify possible tax incentives and provide useful tops on the application process.

Running a business can be lonely at times, especially if you’re a solo-preneur. Networking is a great way to connect with other business owners and get the support that you need. Here’s a list of where you can find local networking events and business organizations that you might consider joining.


Lauren Cartwright

Business Retention and Expansion Program Manager
Economic Development Board, County of Sonoma