The mission of the Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Commission is to advocate and promote economic growth throughout the Valley by stimulating, influencing, and facilitating new public and private investment, helping to create a strong, vibrant city in which to live and work.OUR ROLE
The role of the Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Commission is to create awareness of the business opportunities and resources that are available to companies and business executives. As a part of that role, it is our commitment to see that interested companies and executives have a central location to gather pertinent, up-to-date information on our economy.
Specifically, the Economic Development Commission is responsible for:
- Retention, expansion, and/or relocation of existing businesses within the City of Santa Maria.
- Marketing the City of Santa Maria to targeted industries, businesses, and commercial retail users.
- To encourage commercial/industrial development by offering facilities and site location assistance.
- To leverage federal, state, and local funding for private investment in targeted projects and infrastructure improvements.
- Promotion, marketing and facilitation of identified key development opportunities within the City of Santa Maria.
- Coordination with appropriate City of Santa Maria departments to facilitate development projects.
- Promote tourism development and capture spendable income dollars.
- Develop strong education opportunities.
- Promote and encourage strong legislative relations.
- To provide companies with assistance in locating affordable housing.
- Strengthen existing leadership and develop additional leadership for the community.
The strength of our organization comes directly from the expertise and influence of our members. This expertise includes:
- Real estate and commercial revitalization
- Workforce development
- Infrastructure and business finance
- Business marketing, attraction, expansion and retention
- Community development
- Business rehabilitation and location
- Tourism development
For more information on services provided by the Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Commission, please email us or call (888) 768-6274 ext. 825.