Sonoma County Economic Development Board’s Business Assistance Team

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Date(s) - Wednesday, August 21, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa

Sonoma County Economic Development Board's Business Assistance Team

Business Assistance Team


Christine Palmer, Business Tools & Cluster Development


Tim Ricard, Business Retention & Expansion


Ethan Brown, Business Assistance Officer

The Business Assistance team works to grow the Sonoma County economy by supporting and encouraging the startup, retention and expansion of Sonoma County businesses and jobs.  This team formed in 2012 by the Board of Supervisors and the Economic Development Board proactively works to:

  • Assess and address the needs and concerns of businesses across industry clusters.
  • Provide business outreach, technical assistance and access to capital resources to support job creation and retention.
  • Provide assistance in navigating the multi-agency regulatory permit process.
  • Meet with businesses to gather information that will help guide future policies and programs.
  • Share success stories and best practice approaches with business owners and business clusters to build a stronger, more robust business community and local economy.
  • Promote Sonoma County as a great place to locate and expand your business by serving as an ally for local business committed to building and growing the local economy.

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