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Novato has the business-friendly environment to match your entrepreneurial spirit. We can help you with site selection, zoning, permits and more.

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Looking to relocate your business? Novato offers a strategic North Bay location, a well-educated workforce and many other benefits.

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Need more space? A better location for distribution logistics? Guidance on strategies for growth? We’re here to help.

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Economic Snapshot

Novato’s vibrant economy is a catalyst for business success.

Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Rate

The unemployment rate has dropped to 2.8% as of September 2017
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Population Growth
Population Growth

Novato's population is predicted to grow by 32% between 2016 and 2060, compared to an average of 10% for Marin County
Source: California Dept. of Finance

Education Standards
Education Standards

The number of Novato residents educated to bachelor's degree level or higher is 12.8% above the state average
Source: US Census Bureau

Average Age
Average Age

The average age of Novato residents is just 42.5
Source: US Census Bureau

Household Income
Household Income

The average household income in Novato is $119,329
Source: California Dept. of Finance

Schools
Schools

63% of students scored above 1,500 on the SAT Test compared to 42% in the state
Source: Novato Unified School District

Business Licenses

The convenient, online way to apply for a new business license, or keep your license up to date.

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Permits

We’ve streamlined the permitting process to make it easier for you to research and apply for the permits your business needs.

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We Are Here For You

Whether you’re considering a new business venture or need help developing an existing one, the Novato Economic Development team is here for you. Please let us know how we can help and we’ll be in touch.




City of Novato
Economic Development Team
922 Machin Ave
Novato, CA 94945

Tel: (415) 899-8919
Email: econdev@novato.org
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