OpenCounter: Petaluma

This site is designed to help you plan on starting or scaling a small business in the heart of the North Bay.

From The Economic Development Department

Are you launching, expanding or relocating a company? We know it can be a daunting process, even for experienced business professionals. There are local, state and federal agencies to contact, forms to fill out, and fees to be paid, as well as space to find, equipment to buy and talent to attract.
To add to the pressure, everything must get done while you’re operating from your original location or working at your current job.

In Petaluma, we’re dedicated to helping businesses start—and grow. Our Economic Development Department (EDD), in particular, provides insight into city processes, fees and regulations as well as opportunities to learn about and network with other business leaders 
and information about and assistance with economic development incentives.

Each year Petaluma’s Economic Development Department assists hundreds of businesses start, expand or relocate in Petaluma. 
We encourage you to discuss your business plans with an EDD staff member before you sign a lease or purchase equipment.

Business is Booming


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