Hidden among the beautiful hills and trees of Sonoma County are some of the most advanced technology companies in the nation. Companies like Agilent Technologies, Medtronic, Calix Inc., Sonic.net, and Cyan are just a small sample of the hundreds of tech companies located in Sonoma County. According to Moody’s Analytics, Sonoma County maintains attractive advantages for tech producers with its skilled labor pool and its proximity to other tech-producing areas elsewhere in the Bay Area.
CPA’s, Lawyers, and More
With the booming tourism and wine industries, there are many businesses in need of professional services. Jobs in professional services have increased by nearly 5% between 2012 and 2013. With the numerous companies in San Francisco, Sonoma County is a great place to move or expand your business, while maintaining close distances between current customers.
Natural Foods & Food Manufacturing
The growing demand for organic and natural products has caused the Specialty Food and Food Manufacturing Industry to be one of the fasted growing in the region, making Sonoma County a popular hub of food manufacturing and the perfect place for specialty food entrepreneurs. Food production is a $4.07 billion industry in the North Bay with over 350 food manufacturers, over half of which reside in Sonoma County.
Tourism in Sonoma County has been growing at an exponential rate. In 2012, visitor spending was $1.55 billion, and $97 million in taxes were collected. There were also more than 17,000 jobs in the tourism industry in Sonoma County. Tourism and wine are big business in Sonoma County. More than 7 million visitors come to Sonoma County annually, and visitors spend $389 per day, less than half of which is typically spent on lodging.
*Information provided by Sonoma County Tourism.