When You Succeed, We All Succeed

That's why we're here to help you get the support and funding you need to meet your business needs. The companies and businesses established in the Monterey Bay Region have many resources and programs to help support their objectives and ensure that they are on the path to growth and expansion. We work in partnership with these programs to help create a climate that is conducive to business success.

Monterey County Business Council Competitive Clusters Initiative (C2)
Launched in 2003, C2 is a joint effort between the Monterey County Business Council and the County of Monterey, and emphasizes collaboration with key members of the private sector to formulate strategies that support and enhance the competitiveness of Monterey County's main industry clusters -- in order to stimulate job creation and strategic infrastructure improvements, while achieving overall economic sustainability.

California Coastal Rural Development Corporation
California Coastal Rural Development Corporation (Cal Coastal) is a California chartered nonprofit public-benefit corporation servicing the financial needs of small businesses and farmers. The corporation provides direct loans and loan guarantees to businesses located on the Central Coast through their offices located in Salinas and Santa Maria.

Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The MCCVB supports Monterey County’s tourism and travel industry through a comprehensive range of services. For its members, including businesses in the lodging, hospitality, entertainment and recreation industry, the MCCVB provides many opportunities for advertising and marketing, whether on its website, www.seemonterey.com or through its annual visitor guide, at sales events, and other organized events.

Monterey County Film Commission
The Film Commission is a non-profit organization proactively marketing Monterey County as a destination for the motion picture, television, and related industries, for the purpose of stimulating economic development, creating jobs, and providing and supporting educational opportunities in these areas.

Arts Council for Monterey County
The Arts Council for Monterey County provides promotional, technical and financial support to over fifty arts organizations thanks to funding from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and a grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Institute for Innovation and Economic Development
The Institute for Innovation and Economic Development at California State University Monterey Bay provides a venue for innovative ideas, support for commercial transfer of research and technology, and a support network and training through a partnership with Monterey County Business Council. The Institute also educates and builds the knowledge and capacity of economic development professionals and enhances the well-being of the region by facilitating the development of long-term economic development strategies.

Santa Cruz County Business Council
The Santa Cruz County Business Council (SCCBC) is a privately funded 501(c)6 non-profit organization. Founded in 1996 to provide a collective voice for countywide business owners and executives, SCCBC boasts over sixty-five engaged member organizations from Scotts Valley to Watsonville, and all points in between.

Santa Cruz County Planning Department
The goal of the Planning Department is to provide applicants and members of the public with access to an extensive level of information related to land use and development within the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County.

City of Santa Cruz: Economic Development
The Economic Development Department is charged with working to make Santa Cruz a more beautiful and more economically viable place to call home. 

Santa Cruz County Convention and Visitors Council
The Santa Cruz County Convention and Visitors Council is dedicated to stimulating the economy through the promotion of events and activities available in Santa Cruz County.

Arts Council Santa Cruz County
The Arts Council is a private, non profit charity promoting the arts and creativity in Santa Cruz County through investment in the arts. 

Santa Cruz County Film Commission
The Santa Cruz County Film Commission assists with film permits, locations, and provides information on crew, equipment and support services for feature films, commercials, television, and still photography shoots.