San Benito County combines the quiet warmth of a rural setting with an active business community and easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area. A well-organized Office of Economic Development stands ready to assist you with training, loan packaging and streamlined permitting. Six industrial parks and numerous commercial sites are available in Hollister and various parts of San Benito County.
Located at the southern end of the Zone and bordered by Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo County boasts an economy supported by agriculture, tourism and California Polytechnic State University. Several materials processing facilities assure a reliable source of high-quality feedstocks, and the County assists “green” business ventures with permit processing and other local incentives. Proximity and direct routes to markets in Southern California and the Central Valley make San Luis Obispo an ideal business location.
Paso Robles is well known as a prime-growing region for premium wine grapes, as a popular tourism destination, and for the quality of its climate and general quality of life. The City offers outstanding sites for potential new business development. Paso Robles' Economic Development Team can assist with training, site selection and streamlining permits and reviews.
Monterey County spans 3,324 square miles and includes 12 thriving cities, some of the world’s most productive farmlands, and vast stretches of unspoiled beach and forest. A strong local economy, bolstered by the conversion of Fort Ord to civilian use, creates a very positive business environment. The County offers a range of technical, financing and development assistance, and "one stop" service on business permits.
Santa Cruz County offers prospective businesses a unique physical environment that includes redwood forests, coastal terraces, a broad alluvial agricultural valley and miles of pristine beaches. The County boasts a large, well-educated workforce, excellent transportation facilities and major industries that include agriculture, tourism, computer hardware and software, and marine research.
Located in the heart of the agricultural Pajaro Valley, Watsonville supports successful local programs for collection and processing of source-separated recyclables. The city also offers potential business a broad spectrum of assistance, including small business loan guarantees, a federal Rural Enterprise Community program, a state enterprise zone and a Main Street program.