City of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Economic Development is the community’s resource for all things business, helping to make Santa Cruz a breathtaking place to live, work, and play.

Santa Cruz Economic Development Department is your community connection to business intelligence, small business assistance, funding, incentives, affordable housing, and increasing access to meaningful work at livable pay to create a strong tax base and enhance and protect the quality of life that makes Santa Cruz a unique community.

We Employ:

  • BUSINESS FUNDING

    Grow Santa Cruz Loan Program, Opportunity Fund

  • SITE SELECTION

    Space Available, Startup Costs and Permit Inquiries (OpenCounter)

  • DATA AND DEMOGRAPHICS

    Retail Market Analysis