California Directory of Economic Development Organizations
California Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

California Governor Gavin Newsom

  • Capital: Sacramento
  • Population (2017 Est.): 39,536,653
  • Largest Cities (2017): Los Angeles, 3,999,759; San Diego, 1,419,516; San Jose, 1,035,317; San Francisco, 884,363; Fresno, 527,438
  • Targeted Industries: Green Technology, Agriculture, Aerospace, Energy & Utilities, Tourism, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Media & Entertainment
  • Key Incentives: California Competes Tax Credit, (Partial) Sales & Use Tax Exemption, (Full) Sales & Use Tax Exclusion, New Employment Hiring Tax Credit, R&D Tax Credit, IDBs, California Capital Access Program, Jump Start Loan Program, Film & Television Tax Credit Program
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $2.7 trillion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Panorea Avdis
Chief Deputy Director
1325 J Street, Suite 1800
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-322-0694
[email protected]
www.business.ca.gov

California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED)

Gurbax Sahota
President & CEO
550 Bercut Drive, Suite G
Sacramento, CA 95811
916-448-8252 ext. 11
[email protected]
www.caled.org

Utility Listings

Southern California Edison

Michael Nuby
Manager, Economic Development
6030 North Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA 91702
909-357-6125
[email protected]
www.sce.com/economicdevelopment

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

Jim Alves
Economic Development Manager
P.O. Box 15830, MS B401
Sacramento, CA 95852-1830
916-549-4680
[email protected]
www.smud.org

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)


Economic Development Representative
1220 Andersen Drive
San Rafael, CA 94901
877-202-4276
[email protected]
www.pge.com

Regional Listings

Port of Stockton

Juan G. Villanueva
Development & Planning Manager
2201 West Washington Street
Stockton, CA 95203
209-946-0246
[email protected]
www.portofstockton.com

Port of Long Beach

Roger Wu
Acting Director of Business Development
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
Long Beach, CA 90815
562-283-7751
[email protected]
www.polb.com

Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation

Holly Shroeder
President & CEO
26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, UCEN 263
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
661-288-4400
[email protected]
www.stillgolden.org

Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance

Kimberly Maevers
President & CEO
P.O. Box 5477
Lancaster, CA 93539-5477
661-722-6566
[email protected]
www.socalleadingedge.org

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

Joseph “Joe” T. Rouzan III
President & CEO
1130 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90044
323-753-2335
[email protected]
www.vsedc.org

San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership

Jeff Allred
President & CEO
4900 Rivergrade Road, Suite B130
Irwindale, CA 91706
626-856-3400
[email protected]
www.sgvpartnership.org

Superior California Economic Development

Bob Nash
CEO
350 Hartnell Avenue, Suite A
Redding, CA 96002
530-225-2760
[email protected]
www.scedd.org

Economic Development Coalition of Southwest California

Doug McAllister
Executive Director
43200 Business Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590
951-694-9800
[email protected]
www.edcswca.com

California Central Valley Economic Development Corporation (CCVEDC)

Jennifer Faughn
Executive Director
P.O. Box 11445
Bakersfield, CA 93389
661-366-0756
[email protected]
www.centralcalifornia.org

County Listings

Mono County Economic Development

Alicia Vennos
Economic Development Director & Film Commissioner
452 Old Mammoth Road, Suite 306
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-924-1743
[email protected]
www.monocountyeconomicdevelopment.com

County of Monterey Economic Development Office

Anita Nachor
Senior Secretary
1441 Schilling Place, North Building
Salinas, CA 93901
831-755-5381
[email protected]
www.co.monterey.ca.us

Kern Economic Development Corporation

Melinda Brown
Director of Business Development/Corporate Relocations
2700 M Street, Suite 200
Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-862-5058
[email protected]
www.kedc.com

Siskiyou County Economic Development Council

Tonya Dowse
Executive Director
1512 South Oregon Street
Yreka, CA 96097
530-842-1638
[email protected]
www.siskiyoucounty.org

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation

Carrie Rogers
Vice President, Business Assistance & Development
444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700
Los Angeles, CA 90071
213-236-4824
[email protected]
www.laedc.org

Nevada County Economic Resource Council

Tim Corkins
Interim Executive Director
104 B New Mohawk Road, Suite 2
Nevada City, CA 95959
530-274-8455
[email protected]
www.ncerc.org

Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation

Brynda Stranix
President & COO
950 Tharp Road, Suite 1303
Yuba City, CA 95993
530-751-8555
[email protected]
www.ysedc.org

Solano Economic Development Corporation

Robert Burris
President & CEO
360 Campus Lane, Suite 102
Fairfield, CA 94534
707-864-1855
[email protected]
www.solanoedc.org

San Joaquin Partnership

Mike Ammann
President & CEO
2800 West March Lane, Suite 470
Stockton, California 95219
209-956-3380
[email protected]
www.sanjoaquinusa.org

Riverside County Economic Development Agency

Rob Moran
Economic Development Manager
3403 10th Street, Suite 400
Riverside, CA 92501
951-955-8916
[email protected]
www.rivcoeda.org

Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

Jose N. Mora
Client Services Manager
906 North Street, Suite 120
Fresno, CA 93721
559-476-2516
[email protected]
www.fresnoedc.com

Shasta Economic Development Corporation

Tony Giovaniello
President
777 Auditorium Drive
Redding, CA 96001
530-224-4920
[email protected]
www.shastaedc.org

City Listings

City of Roseville

Laura Matteoli
Economic Development Director
311 Vernon Street
Roseville, CA 95678
916-774-5362
[email protected]
roseville.ca.us

Long Beach Economic Development

Seyed Jalali
Economic Development Officer
333 West Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802
562-570-6099
[email protected]
www.longbeach.gov

City of Fairfield Economic Development

Robert Burris
Economic Development Division Manager
1000 Webster Street
Fairfield, CA 94533
707-428-7649
[email protected]
www.fairfield.ca.gov

Burlingame Economic Development Division

Cleese Relihan MPA
Economic Development Specialist
501 Primrose Road, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-558-7264
[email protected]
www.burlingame.org

Seaside Community & Economic Development

Kurt Overmeyer
Economic Development Program Manager
440 Harcourt Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955
831-899-6839
[email protected]
www.ci.seaside.ca.us

City of Arcadia Economic Development

Tim Schwehr
Economic Development Analyst
240 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 60021
626-574-5409
[email protected]
www.arcadiaca.gov

Menifee Economic Development

Gina Gonzalez
Economic Development Manager
29714 Haun Road
Menifee, CA 92586
951-723-3711
[email protected]
www.cityofmenifee.us

Town of Windsor Economic Development

Robert Ramirez
Economic Development Manager
9291 Old Redwood Highway, Building 400
Windsor, CA 95492
707-838-5339
[email protected]
www.townofwindsor.com

Gonzales Economic Development

Thomas Truszkowski
Deputy City Manager/Community Development Director
147 Fourth Street
Gonzales, CA 93926
831-675-4203
[email protected]
www.growgonzales.com

City of Pacifica Economic Development

Lorenzo Hines Jr.
Assistant City Manager
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, 94044
650-738-7301
[email protected]
www.cityofpacifica.org

Antioch Economic Development

Lizeht Zepeda
Economic Development Project Manager
200 H Street
Antioch, CA 94509-1285
925-779-6168
[email protected]
www.ci.antioch.ca.us

San Marcos Economic Development

Tess Radmill
Economic Development Manager
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
760-744-1050, ext. 3120
[email protected]
www.san-marcos.net

San Jose Economic Development

Kim Walesh
Director of Economic Development
200 East Santa Clara Street
San José, CA 95113
408-535-8181
[email protected]
www.sanjoseca.gov

City of Salinas Economic Development Department

Andrew Myrick, CEcD
Economic Development Manager
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
831-758-7362
[email protected]
www.businessinsalinas.com

City of South Gate Economic Development Division

Joe Perez
Director of Community Development
8650 California Avenue
South Gate, CA 90280
323-563-9529
[email protected]
www.cityofsouthgate.org

City of Buena Park Economic Development

Ruben Lopez
Administrator, Economic Development
6650 Beach Boulevard, First Floor
Buena Park, CA 90621
714-562-3586
[email protected]
www.buenapark.com

City of Agoura Hills Economic Development

Nathan Hamburger
Assistant City Manager
30001 Ladyface Court
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-597-7308
[email protected]
www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us

Tustin Economic Development Department

John Buchanan
Director of Economic Development
2300 Centennial Way
Tustin, CA 92780
714-573-3117
[email protected]
www.tustinca.org

Beaumont Economic Development Department

Kyle Warsinski
Economic Development Manager
550 East Sixth Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
951-769-8518
[email protected]
www.ci.beaumont.ca.us

City of Marina Economic Development Division

Marilyn Lidyoff
Economic Development Coordinator
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA 93933
831-884-1211
[email protected]
www.ci.marina.ca.us

City of Vista

Kevin Ham
Economic Development Director
200 Civic Center Drive
Vista, CA 92084
760-639-6165
[email protected]
www.cityofvista.com

Delano Economic Development Department

Angelica Castro
Economic Development Specialist
1015 11th Avenue
Delano, CA 93215
661-721-9985
[email protected]
www.cityofdelano.org

City of Richmond Business & Economic Development

Janet Johnson
Economic Development Administrator
450 Civic Center Plaza, Third Floor
Richmond, CA 94804
510-307-8131
[email protected]
www.ci.richmond.ca.us

City of Shafter Economic Development Department

Brent Green
Business & Economic Development Director
336 Pacific Avenue
Shafter, CA 93263
661-746-5000
[email protected]
www.shafter.com

City of Emeryville

Chadrick Smalley
Economic Development & Housing Manager
1333 Park Avenue
Emeryville, CA 94608
510-596-4355
[email protected]
www.ci.emeryville.ca.us

City of Dublin Economic Development Office

Hazel Wetherford
Assistant to the City Manager
100 Civic Plaza
Dublin, CA 94568
925-833-6650
[email protected]
www.ci.dublin.ca.us

Glendale Economic Development Corporation

Darlene Sanchez
Deputy Director, Economic Development
633 East Broadway, Suite 201
Glendale, CA 91206
818-548-3155
[email protected]
www.glendaleca.gov

City of Vacaville Economic Development Department

Donald Burrus
Economic Development Manager
650 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA 95688
707-449-5165
[email protected]
www.cityofvacaville.com

Escondido Economic Development

Michelle Geller
Economic Development Manager
City Manager's Office, 201 North Broadway, 2nd Floor
Escondido, CA 92025
760-839-4587
[email protected]
www.escondido.org/economic-development.aspx

City of Whittier Community Development

Conal McNamara
Director
13230 Penn Street, 2nd Floor
Whittier, CA 90602
562-567-9320
[email protected]
www.cityofwhittier.org

City of Pleasanton Economic Development

Pamela Ott
Director
City Hall, 200 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
925-931-5040
[email protected]
www.cityofpleasantonca.gov

Wasco Economic Development

J. Paul Paris
City Manager
746 8th Street
Wasco, CA 93280
661-758-7214
[email protected]
www.ci.wasco.ca.us

Santa Maria Valley Economic Development Commission

Suzanne Singh
Director
614 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454
805-925-2403, ext. 817
[email protected]
www.santamariaedc.com

City of Rancho Cucamonga Economic Development

Lori Sassoon
Deputy City Manager
10500 Civic Center Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-477-2700
[email protected]
www.cityofrc.us

City of Ontario Economic Development Agency

John Andrews
Economic Development Director
303 East B Street
Ontario, CA 91764
909-395-2242
[email protected]
www.ontariothinksbusiness.com

Greater Irvine Chamber Economic Development

Linda DiMario
Executive Vice President, Economic Development & Tourism
36 Executive Park, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614
949-660-9112, ext. 124
[email protected]
www.irvinechambereconomicdevelopment.com

City of Victorville Economic Development

Sophie L. Smith
Division Head, Economic Development
14343 Civic Drive
Victorville, CA 92392
760-955-5032
[email protected]
www.victorvillecity.com

City of Stockton Economic Development

Micah Runner
Director
400 East Main Street, 4th Floor
Stockton, CA 95202
209-937-8539
[email protected]
www.stocktongov.com

City of Sacramento Economic Development Department

Michael Jasso
Assistant City Manager/Director
915 I Street, 5th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-808-1380
[email protected]
www.cityofsacramento.org/economic-development

City of Riverside Community & Economic Development

Rafael Guzman
Director
3900 Main Street, 5th Floor
Riverside, CA 92522
951-826-5556
[email protected]
www.riversideoed.com

City of Redding Economic Development

Larry Vaupel
Development Services Director
777 Cypress Avenue, 1st Floor
Redding, CA 96001
530-225-4028
[email protected]
www.cityofredding.org

City of Murrieta Economic Development

Scott Agajanian
Business Development Manager
1 Town Square, 24601 Jefferson Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562
951-461-6003
[email protected]
www.murrietaca.gov

City of Moreno Valley

Mike Lee
Economic Development Director
14177 Frederick Street, P.O. Box 88005
Moreno Valley, CA 92552
951-413-3460
[email protected]
www.morenovalleybusiness.com

City of Los Angeles Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

May M. Smith
Manager
1200 W. 7th Street, 6th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-744-9360
[email protected]
http://ida.lacity.org/

City of Hesperia Economic Development

Rod Yahnke
Economic Development Manager
9700 Seventh Avenue
Hesperia, CA 92345
760-947-1907
[email protected]
www.cityofhesperia.us/econdev

City of Hanford

Barbara Marty
Economic Development Manager
317 North Douty Street
Hanford, CA 93230
559-585-2582
[email protected]
www.ci.hanford.ca.us

City of Fontana Economic Development

Jerry Edgett
Project Specialist
8353 Sierra Avenue
Fontana, CA 92335
909-350-6741
[email protected]
www.fontana.org

Corona Economic Development

Kimberly Davidson
Economic Development Manager
400 South Vicentia Avenue, Suite 315
Corona, CA 92882
951-736-2297
[email protected]
www.coronaca.gov

City of Concord Community & Economic Development

John Montagh
Economic Development & Housing Manager
1950 Parkside Drive
Concord, CA 94519
925-671-3082
[email protected]
www.cityofconcord.org

City of Clovis

Andrew Haussler
Community & Economic Development Director
1033 Fifth Street
Clovis, CA 93612
559-324-2095
[email protected]
www.clovis4business.com

City of Chino

Christopher S. Kennedy
Economic Development Manager
13220 Central Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
909-334-3335
[email protected]
www.cityofchino.org

City of Burbank Business & Economic Development

Mary Hamzoian
Economic Development Manager
150 North Third Street, 2nd Floor
Burbank, CA 91502
818-238-5180
[email protected]
www.econdevburbank.com

City of Benicia

Mario Giuliani
Economic Development Manager
250 East L Street
Benicia, CA 94510
707-746-4202
[email protected]
www.beniciabusiness.com

Industry Business Council

Joanne McClaskey
Acting Executive Director
15651 Stafford Street
City of Industry, CA 91744
626-968-3737
[email protected]
www.industrybusinesscouncil.org

City of Barstow

Margaret Carter
Economic Development Administrator
220 Mountain View Street, Suite A
Barstow, CA 92311
760-255-5109
[email protected]
www.barstowca.org