Santa Cruz County Office for Economic Development works to implement six goals within the Economic Vitality Strategy. One of the goals is related to downtown health, as we have nine downtowns in the unincorporated area. The office also coordinates a countywide celebration for Small Business Saturday and a Micro Business Summit in the spring.
The Mission of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz is to provide leadership, in order to create, promote and develop downtown as a viable and successful business, entertainment, residential and cultural center
The Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) is a coalition of businesses owners who promote business and civic activity in the Downtown district and work to improve the downtown experience for all. The DSMA oversees San Mateo’s Downtown Business Improvement Area.
Formed in 1999 and currently representing 420 active member-businesses across many industries, the Downtown Vacaville BID works in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development. We also provide ongoing marketing and business support to our merchants and host a full calendar of festival-style music/food events and shopping strolls designed to bring locals and visitors downtown to shop, dine and play.