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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION

As the County’s designated business advocate, the Economic Development Division is working to make Yolo County a place all our businesses thrive -- farms, processors & manufacturers, technology companies, services, merchants, and tourist operators.

Services to Business

  • Permit information and assistance;
  • Permit expediting and problem-solving; 
  • Site location assistance for your business expansion, relocation or start-up; 
  • Help with financing for small business, manufacturing, or infrastructure; 
  • One-window services for interagency coordination on large projects; 
  • Revolving Loan Fund programs through CDBG. 
  • Business success tools and a vast library of business information 
  • The Economic Development Division has compiled a list of local resources that provide further assistance to small businesses - Small Business Guide

Services for Homeownership and Community Infrastructure:

Our Business-Friendly Pledge
Private investment -- not government -- creates wealth in our county.  We commit to helping our businesses and citizens thrive whenever and wherever we can.

Yolo County is also committed to balanced, sustainable, quality growth while providing economic opportunity and a high quality of life for our citizens. Agricultural viability is at the top of our industry priority list, which also includes food processing, tourism, biotechnology, highway commercial development, and general manufacturing.

Yolo County Economic Development Strategy
The Yolo County Economic Development Strategy, consistent with the Yolo County General Plan, is our prioritized action plan for a thriving business community. The strategy focuses on 13 key Economic Development initiatives in four areas – the Yolo County business climate, key industries in Yolo county, overall Community Development within our cities and unincorporated communities, and Direct Business Assistance.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy 2009
Yolo County and its four cities together created the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) in 2009. This document identifies our combined economic development priorities, projects, and goals, and helps all of us work closely together to support workforce development, business climate improvement, technology, downtown revitalization, tourism and other priorities.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at anytime.

Dirk Brazil
Phone 530-666-8150
Fax 530-668-4029
dirk.brazil@yolocounty.org

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