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

Santa Monica Economica Development

Economic Development Division

Business Assistance and Incentives

2017 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.

Santa Monica Minimum Wage - Business + Employee Resources

Local Hire + Employment Programs

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.



The GoSaMo Transportation Management Organization (TMO) is Santa Monica's new one-stop shop for transportation resources and information. The TMO assists local employers in reducing the number of drive-alone trips taken in and around the city through the promotion of our many mobility options.

Need Help?

The TMO can help employers meet their transportation targets at no cost!  Here's how:

  • Meet with employers one on one to help customize transportation plans for each individual worksite
  • Help organize events at employer worksites to encourage sustainable commuting
  • Provide resources for your employees (electronic newsletter, one-on-one assistance, employee commute mapping)
  • Coordinate networking events to share ideas with other employers
To get in touch, find us online at GoSaMo.org/TMO, contact us at (310) 319-9866 or email info@GoSaMoTMO.org


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