City of Santa Rosa \\ Business \\ Business Resources

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Santa Rosa has an abundance of business resources at your disposal.  Check out our step-by-step guide to starting a business.  Perhaps you are interested in joining one of Santa Rosa's many fine business organizations.  Maybe you'd like to search our business directory, a database of businesses currently located in Santa Rosa.

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Whatever your needs, we look forward to assisting you!

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Green Resources

The City of Santa Rosa is making many strides to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from municipal operations and communty-wide activities.

Business Rebates for Water Conservation - The Utilities Department rewards businesses for conserving water.

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Solar Sonoma County - Santa Rosa is one of 25 cities now recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy as Solar America Cities partners committed to solar technology adoption at the local level.

Santa Rosa Build It Green (SR-BIG) is a program to promote environmental protection through building and remodeling with a more sustainable approach.

Sonoma Green Business Program is a partnership of government agencies and utilities that assists, recognizes, and promotes local organizations, focusing on small- to medium-sized consumer-oriented businesses that volunteer to operate in a more environmentally responsible way.

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency's Mandatory Commercial Recycling page - Information on California's new mandatory commercial recycling law which is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting commercial solid waste to recycling efforts.

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Planning Resources

Advance Planning and Public Policy - The Advance Planning and Public Policy Division of the City Manager’s Office performs long-range planning activities related to the physical growth and development of the city.

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Maps & GIS Services - Here you will find a wide assortment of PDF Maps you can download directly to your PC to view or print.  Also available are Interactive Maps for the City and County that allow you to zoom in and out, control which GIS layers are displayed, and get various kinds of information.

Engineering Resources - The engineering divisions of the Community Development, Utilities, and Public Works departments.

Developer Services - List of city links and resources for developers.

Statewide Community Infrastructure Program (SCIP) Brochure - The City of Santa Rosa has partnered with the California Statewide Communities Development Authority (California Communities) to offer developers in Santa Rosa a cost-effective option for funding development impact fees and capital improvements on projects.

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Other Resources

Go Local Santa Rosa - Search or browse some of the City's best homegrown retailers, restaurants, bistros, and services. Listings are provided by Sonoma County GO LOCAL in cooperation with the City of Santa Rosa. Support local businesses, save with GO LOCAL Rewards Card, and help our local economy thrive!

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Premium Retail Sites - Santa Rosa is a retail powerhouse!  Millions of visitors a year shop, dine & stay in the heart of the wine country.  Superbly-located retail sites are now available.

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Doing Business With The City
The City of Santa Rosa competitively purchases a wide variety of materials and services.  A 1% local vendor preference is offered for written solicitations for services and supplies!
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Selling to the City of Santa Rosa Handbook - A pamphlet to acquaint vendors with the City's purchasing procedures, policies, and personnel.
Open Bids & RFP/RFQs - The City of Santa Rosa policy requires that procurement of materials, services and construction services be done in a manner so as to encourage open competition (competitive bidding or competitive sealed proposals).
Buying from the City - See what neat stuff the City has declared surplus and is available for sale to the general public.  These items may include trucks, sedans, motorcycles, pumps, furniture, and just about everything else in between.

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Emergency Preparedness
A prepared business is a resilient one!  Don't let a disaster or other emergency put you out of business.  Check out the resources below to help you prepare.
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City's Emergency Preparedness page - An array of emergency preparedness resources.
Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE) - The mission of COPE is to help residents, families, and neighborhoods become and remain better prepared for emergency situations.
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Danielle O'Leary Danielle O'Leary
Economic Development Manager
(707) 543-4353
Raissa de la Rosa Raissa de la Rosa
Economic Development & Marketing Coordinator
(707) 543-3059