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Located in central California’s coast range  mountains, San Benito County offers an enjoyable combination of historic-cultural aspects and generational family traditions – alive and thriving in today’s technology-oriented world. San Benito County offers abundant opportunities for business growth, while maintaining a strong sense of community.

Steeped in a history of cattle ranching and agriculture, the County’s five cities and towns retain a causal rural “feel” while continuing to expand and flourish with growth.  Nestled conveniently between fast-paced Silicon Valley and the arts-oriented Monterey Bay, San Benito County has marched into the modern era, offering business owners and entrepreneurs an opportunity to build, expand and develop, while sharing community, family and traditions of the past.

Engaged in economic vitality, the Economic Development Corporation takes an optimistic approach toward utilizing a potential 1.8M square feet for additional industrial/commercial facilities suited for new bio-tech and bio-research firms.  The EDC welcomes new “clean and green” technologies, aeronautics and avionics, light manufacturing, tourism and agri-business.  To further entice new development, PG&E has identified San Benito County as a recipient of a very beneficial Economic Development rate for qualifying new businesses.  The EDC’s Wine Country Council acts as a catalyst to enhance wine industry growth, developing a master plan for facilities and activities related to the wine culture such as hotels, spas, restaurants, learning and education centers – all serious prospects for strengthening local economies.  Prosperity beckons in a county committed to enhancing technology, growth and attracting new business, while preserving rural ranching heritage and protecting a highly desirable “small town” atmosphere.  A delicate balance, but the result offers quality of life in a region well positioned for the future.

Our proximity to Silicon Valley and other Bay area cities the provides the perfect location to access world markets while providing the ever so important “quality of life” for you and your employees.

We look forward to providing you and your business the information and resources to help your business succeed in San Benito County.

Executive Director
Economic Development Corporation of San Benito County (EDC)


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