City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department

The Economic Development Office is your go-to resource for all things business in Santa Cruz. Connect with them and they’ll connect you to the resources you need to get started, or grow. They can help you access the resources your business needs.

From guiding new businesses in setting up shop, to navigating the permitting process, from helping large-scale infrastructure projects move forward to helping grease the wheels of the business community, the City of Santa Cruz Economic Development Department is passionate about supporting a flourishing and expansive local economy. Seriously, they’re here to help.


Economic Development Department
Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Cruz
Bonnie Lipscomb, Economic Development Director
337 Locust St. Santa Cruz, CA

Mon – Fri: 8am-5pm

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