The Community & Economic Development Department champions economic vitality and safe, livable neighborhoods which reflect, preserve, and enhance Soledad’s unique cultural and historic character; the department also promotes informed decision making, which facilitates sustainable development, affordable housing, and reinvestment in the community.
The department is divided into the following groups:
The Economic Development Division promotes investments in the City and helps secure quality goods and services for local residents and businesses. Specific goals are to provide retail opportunities to meet the needs of our citizens, promote research activities, create diverse job opportunities, and to assist in the fiscal stability of the city.
Economic Development refers to policies and programs to help increase the community’s economic activity in order to create more and better jobs and to provide greater choice and competitive prices for goods and services. A healthy economy also increases revenues to the local government through more property tax and through additional sales tax, which equates to financial re-investment in city services and our business community.
Maintaining a healthy business environment for the City of Soledad is our priority. We recognize that a healthy business sector provides the resources necessary to sustain jobs and services for our citizens. Business retention and expansion programs are successfully being implemented to improve the City’s revenue base, create jobs for residents, and provide for the overall well being of the Soledad business community.
Encouraging an ongoing dialogue with businesses and building relationships with business leaders are critical factors for business retention. To that end, the City’s Economic Development Division sponsors or conducts a number of business outreach programs that offer new and established businesses alike, education and emerging business trends and opportunities.
Our very own Tencia Vargas, the Economic Development and Housing Program Coordinator was featured in Select Central Coast‘s Newsletter where she talked about the different new economic opportunities like the Hotel Incentive Program and Business Recruitment Package available to new and current businesses in Soledad.
248 Main Street • Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: 831-223-5000 • Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm