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Economic Development

Department Info

Economic Development Division
City Hall
170 Santa Maria Avenue
Pacifica, CA 94044
T: 650-738-7301
F: 650-359-6038

Kevin Woodhouse
City Manager, Interim Economic Development Manager

Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Closed on Holidays

  

Pacifica COVID-19 Business Assistance Information

(Updated: 01/25/2021)

The most complete and up-to-date source of information for businesses in San Mateo County is the San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA). SAMCEDA receives information on funding sources and information for small businesses from all levels of government and the private sector throughout the week, and their website is updated often. Please check their website frequently for updates.

Pacifica's Economic Division compiled this Pacifica COVID-19 Business Assistance Fact Sheet with links to Federal, State, County, and Local resources. For the most up-to-date information, refer to an organization's website directly.

 

Where Can I Eat in Pacifica?

Check out this list of Pacifica restaurants open for pick-up and delivery.


Starting a Business in Pacifica

Are you starting a business in Pacifica? Check out the resources below for more information.


Economic Development Committee

Follow this link to visit the Economic Development Committee webpage


Economic Development Strategic Plan 2019-20

Pacifica's Economic Development Strategic Plan responds to Council's direction to build a healthy, thriving economy.  These activities will help benefit both the public and private sector.

The Economic Development Strategic Plan addresses 4 goals for economic development in the City of Pacifica:

  1. Attract new businesses to vacant commercial sites
  2. Assist new businesses with the permit and development process
  3. Retain existing businesses to maintain the city’s sales tax base
  4. Implement specific strategic economic development goals for Pacifica as adopted by the City Council

The primary city council goal that is supported by this economic development plan is “Fiscal Sustainability”, which includes investing in economic development to increase revenues, funding a reserve/emergency fund, and being well prepared for grant opportunities.

In Pacifica, economic development activities are designed to enhance existing commercial districts to create quality shopping and dining experiences, and encourage activities and development that attracts both visitors and local residents. To accomplish this vision, a baseline of economic development techniques are employed:

  • Point of Inquiry – respond to economic development inquiries from current and potential business owners, developers, property owners and community organizations
  • Business Attraction – the attraction of new businesses to targeted commercial destinations
  • Business Retention – keeping Pacifica businesses in Pacifica to maintain the foundation of the city’s sales tax base
  • Business Expansion – assist Pacifica businesses with relocation to commercial sites within the city and/or relocation to larger commercial sites to accommodate their growing businesses

Economic Development Strategic Plan FY 2019-20

Resolution No. 31-2019 Adopting the Economic Development Work Plan for FY 2019-20


Past Events

Business Seminar Series

The following FREE retail business seminars were offered in Pacifica for merchants and anyone interested in the topics.  The Small Business Development Center provided this free service in cooperation with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce, the City of Pacifica and U.S. Bank. The seminars were funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. New and existing businesses were encouraged to attend. All sessions were presented by Paula Mattisonsierra from the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and held at the U.S. Bank, 1655 Oceana Blvd., Pacifica.

 

Retail 101 Sessions

Three retail seminars were previously offered in Pacifica for merchants and anyone interested in the topics.  The Small Business Development Center provided this free service in cooperation with the Pacifica Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pacifica. All sessions were presented by Paula Mattisonsierra from the San Mateo Small Business Development Center and were held at the Pacifica Coastside Museum, 1850 Francisco Blvd.

 

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