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City of Santa Cruz Economic Development

The Economic Development Department promotes economic vitality citywide through four interconnected pillars of work: Business Development, Housing Development & Preservation, Infrastructure and Property Development & Management, and Arts & Culture Development.

We develop programs that expand our tax revenue and lead the City in economic recovery following natural disasters and economic downturns along with our mission to increase and support viable, sustainable, and innovative economic activities throughout the City.

We are a small and friendly team that prides itself on transparency along with swift, accurate, and thorough communication.

In collaboration with other City departments, we advocate for the City of Santa Cruz among the community and the rest of the world, letting people know that Santa Cruz is a vibrant and economically healthy city in which to live, work, play, and run a business.