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To create a positive business environment
for new businesses and assist in retention
of business.                          




Achieving a Competitive Economy for Rohnert Park by focusing on five (5) Core Competencies


Increasing prosperity by focusing resources on growing business sectors with high-paying jobs while developing a high-skilled workforce

Focus on increasing jobs in the community supported by sustainable growth industries and a well defined business development effort

Increase workforce readiness by labor skills development programs, tapping potential workforce resources by retaining Sonoma State University graduates and targeting retirees and attracting young talent for outside the region

Advance higher education and economic development partnerships through a collaborative venture between Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park Chamber, Sonoma Mountain Business Cluster (SMBC), and others

Strengthen entrepreneurship by sparking and supporting the formation of new companies in the identified business growth sectors and SMBC incubator businesses

Launch a coordinated marketing effort to promote Rohnert Park uniqueness (branding efforts) locally, nationally and globally


Educational excellence by fostering talent and innovation while preparing workforce with the necessary skills to compete in the knowledge based global economy

Work with Sonoma State University (SSU) and Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) to provide rigorous relevant curriculum to strengthen Rohnert Park future workforce

Form partnerships between business and educational groups to solve our educational challenges and meet Rohnert Park workforce needs today and in the future

Develop a program with our school system that focuses efforts on improving education and graduation


Collaborative Governance and Stewardship by fostering and supporting an innovation based economy with efficient and enlighten government services and committed cooperative private sector leadership

Develop and support a community philosophy where leaders push boundaries by focusing on solving serious challenges and finding opportunities

Develop a competitive advantage through our fast tracking processes of zoning, permitting issues associated with commercial, industrial and land use development

Cultivate future leaders with a focus on programs that support entrepreneurship and community leaders

Actively pursue options for funding both short and long term economic development in the community

Establish a collaborative, multi-government and business network that develops long-term infrastructure plans


Build on unique assets and attributes of Rohnert Park

Address infrastructure and environmental needs with a balanced approach to growth, development and prosperity

Support efforts toward reducing and maintain Rohnert Park low crime rate

Support the development of tourism growth and development

Beautify the city to improve Rohnert Park public image and competitiveness

Collaborate with key partners to address economic development challenges like water, transportation, healthcare, and affordable workforce housing


Revitalization of Rohnert Park so that we can create/develop economic benefits for the community and region

Establish public and private economic development group dedicated to revitalization, growth and development

Target quality growth zones by working with private sector leaders to plan and develop economic development areas in a competitive and sustainable way

Develop and economic development plan that adheres and promotes tenants of Smart Growth



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