Economic Development

Economic Development works to stimulate economic growth in the City of Seaside by attracting new businesses and encouraging growth and prosperity for the existing establishments.

Commercial Space


Looking for a commercial space in Seaside for your business? Your opportunities are only limited by your imagination! 
 
If you want to develop a site, you can see what's available in Seaside on Oppsites.
  

Entrepreneur


Are you an entrepreneur? A web based application, Open Counter allows entrepreneurs to concentrate on their primary purpose: starting a business and creating jobs. It helps entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in Seaside to identify a location, understand the required approval process, and estimate the fees associated with setting up shop. The Open Counter site is live and has language options in both English and Spanish.

Assistance Resources


In addition to Seaside's Economic Development team, the Seaside-Sand City Chamber of Commerce and the regional Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are great resources for business and marketing assistance and ideas.

Regional Development Assistance


The Monterey County Business Council is an alliance of business professionals providing collaborative leadership to help people from business, government, education and the community work together on regional economic development.

Business Counseling


Need business counseling? The California State University Monterey Bay Small Business Development Center offers a wide variety of services for present and potential small business owners. They have some helpful events for small businesses including several events to be held in Seaside at the Oldemeyer Center  scheduled quarterly. Their counseling services are confidential and free of charge. The SBDC is unable to provide counseling for tax or legal issues, but can provide referrals. The Monterey Bay Economic Partnership has many resources for small businesses including links to funding sources and entrepreneur services.

Financial Hardship


Facing a financial hardship? Since the program's inception in February 2011, Keep Your Home California has provided $1.2 billion in assistance to more than 58,000 California households, each facing a serious financial hardship.Entrepreneur