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Business Assistance Programs

Novato offers businesses a robust support network, along with business-friendly incentives like having no User Utility Tax and no Construction Tax on tenant improvements.

Local Businesses Purchasing Preference
Local Businesses Purchasing Preference

We want to support local firms and provide a preference of 5% to Novato firms that respond to city bid proposals.

Green Business Programs
Green Business Programs

Novato‘s Sustainability Coordinator partners with various environmental agencies and utilities to offer programs for reducing and preventing waste. Participating businesses may be eligible to receive grants, loans, technical assistance, and free product marketing.

Small Business Support
Small Business Support

Assistance with the permit process and dealing with external agencies through City’s Business Ally. training and City-sponsored workshops provided through the Marin County SBDC.

Novato Chamber of Commerce
Novato Chamber of Commerce

This membership organization acts as a lobbyist for businesses with the goal of achieving a positive business and regulatory climate. It also serves as a leader in the community as an incubator for leadership development.

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