Economic Development

Contra Costa County welcomes your business! With its strategic location as The Capital of The Northern California Mega-RegionTM and easy access to your suppliers and customers, Contra Costa is a business destination full of opportunity.

Contra Costa County is home to a wide variety of companies and organizations, reflecting the character of the diverse communities of the East Bay. From urban neighborhoods to rural farms, Contra Costa County is large – and we'll find the perfect spot for your business. You will be in world-class company, as many well-known brands are based here.

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Check out our new brochure (PDF), with an overview of why your business should be in Contra Costa County!

For information about what uses are allowed on properties in unincorporated Contra Costa County, contact our Application and Permit Center at 925-655-2700

For general information about the wonderful opportunities for businesses to grow in our region, contact Economic Development today at 925-655-2782

Contra Costa County Demographics
Largest Employers
Employment Characteristics (PDF)
UAV Industry Information (PDF)
Agriscience, Agriculture, and Food Processing Industry Information (PDF)
Retail Sector Information (PDF)
Life Sciences Section Information (PDF)
Advanced Manufacturing Section Information (PDF)

Economic Development Services and Major Projects

The Economic Development office within the Department of Conservation and Development works to encourage investment and job growth within the unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County, and supports efforts of its cities to grow business within their boundaries. Services and projects include:

Looking for someone to help navigate through available resources, funding, and regulations? These organizations can help:

Contra Costa County Small Business Development Center
West Contra Costa Business Development Center
San Pablo Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development Partners

Many divisions of Contra Costa County work closely with Economic Development to support our businesses, including Planning, Applications and Permits, Workforce Development Board, Public Works/Airports, Purchasing, Health Services/Green Business Program, and the Treasurer-Tax Collector.