Sonoma County offers local incentives such as fast track permitting and reduced plan check filing fees by the City of Petaluma. Consulting services are available through the Redwood Empire Small Business Development Center, the Service Corps of Retired Executives Association, and the Private Industry Council. Additional financial incentives include Sonoma County Industrial Development Bonds and Small Business Administration loan program.
Mendocino County offers other incentives through the City of Willits such as the Development Center, the Ukiah Business Development Center, Community Block Grant loans, and Industrial Development Bonds. Other economic development tools include expedited permit processing, general plan and zoning amendments, business counseling and management assistance, and private loans through local banks.
In Lake County, the Lake County Business Outreach and Response Team, a local economic development corporation, is responsible for coordinating local incentives and maintains a very active network of local, State, and federal service providers. Community Development Services, a local economic development consulting firm, provides administrative support to the Lake County Business Outreach and Response Team.