The mission of the Economic Development Department is to plan, coordinate, and facilitate the County's efforts to attract, retain and grow businesses and jobs, and to provide affordable housing throughout the County.
The Department includes three primary divisions - Economic Development, Housing and the Office for Employment Training. To view a copy of the current Economic Development Plan and information about the Monterey County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy click the links at the bottom of this page.
For your convenience, the website has been organized to answer the following questions:
Economic Pillars: Want information about the Board adopted County Economic Opportunity Pillars - Agriculture, Tourism, Education and Research and the Economic Opportunity Committee?
Facts at a Glance: Need quick facts about the County of Monterey, including social, economic, demographic, housing and other information?
Business Assistance Resources: Where can I find business start-up, retention, expansion, relocation, financing and energy efficiency and recycling resources?
Office for Employment Training (OET) What employment training services are available?
Housing: What affordable housing opportunities in the unincorporated area of the County would I qualify for, and what are their requirements?
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