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Economic Development Team

Whether you’re a first-time entrepreneur looking to launch a small business or an established businessperson seeking strategies to expand your existing business, our Economic Development team will be happy to assist you. 

Our team can assist with finding a suitable site for your business and our OpenCounter  tool features Zoning and Business Portals to help with licenses and permits. We offer programs designed to help you set and meet sustainability goals and have access to a wide range of resources to help you succeed.


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We can help you set and meet sustainability goals

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Access to the services you need

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Business Visits

Our support for your business is ongoing. Through our Business Appreciation Program, our Economic Development staff and city leaders visit with Novato businesses throughout the year to learn about issues affecting the business climate and ways in which the City can help.

To schedule a business visit, please email or call us at 415-899-8919.

Business Visits

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

Tel: (415) 899-8904

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