Housing and Economic Development 
1901 Main Street, Suite C
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Santa Monica Economica Development

Economic Development Division

Business Assistance and Incentives

2016 Co-work Spaces, Incubators, & Accelerators

This list contains a list of co-work spaces, incubators, and accelerators. 

Santa Monica Business Contact List

This contains a list of useful City staff contact information for SM businesses.

Los Angeles Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Los Angeles SBDC offers small business owners training in management, marketing, and financial skills needed to compete in today's challenging business environment. Services include free one-on-one consulting and low cost training/workshops. The SBDC is hosted by Long Beach City College.

Buy Local Santa Monica

Buy Local Santa Monica was created by representatives of the Santa Monica business community and the city to support local businesses and raise awareness of the community, economic and environmental benefits of choosing local first. This program is FREE to all Santa Monica businesses.

Green Business Programs

The Business Greening Program helps businesses increase resource efficiency and "green their bottom line." The program is FREE to Santa Monica businesses.

Santa Monica City NetSM

A 10 Gb/s broadband initiative by the City of Santa Monica to support an environment for Santa Monica businesses to compete in the global economy with cutting edge network solutions. In addition to dark fiber leasing and co-locations services, the city offers City Wi-FiSM a free Citywide WiFi service.


Santa Monica's Building and Safety Division accepts building plans electronically, saving businesses time and money on printing and travel. Builders can track the status of their projects online.

LA County Economic Development Corporation

As the Southern California region’s premier economic development organization, the LAEDC's mission is to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs in the regions of LA County.


In partnership with RideAmigos Corp., CommuteSM is a free online resource that provides easy to use transportation solutions to commuters and employers to help ease traffic congestion, meet clean air requirements and improve access to, from, and within Santa Monica.


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