Saving Watsonville’s Enterprise Zone

Saving Watsonville's Enterprise Zone

UPDATED - We had a tough day today, but we are actively trying to save the Watsonville Enterprise Zone program. Read more after the link.

Watsonville Sees Surge in Local Investment

Watsonville Sees Surge in Local Investment

Read the latest economic development update regarding the surge in new proposed business developments and investments that could change the City's future.

Downtown Streetscape Community Meeting

Downtown Streetscape Community Meeting

We need your input! Join us on July 1st as we discuss a few items regarding the Downtown Streetscape project proposed for Lower Main. Read more for additional information.

Historic Porter Building is For Sale

Historic Porter Building is For Sale

The City of Watsonville is seeking Request for Proposals for the Historical Porter Building. The building was designed by famous Victorian Era Architect Williams Weeks. Read more...

California Competes Tax Credit

California Competes Tax Credit

Read about the California Competes Workshop and Webinar. Companies large and small that are adding jobs in the state are encouraged to apply for tax credits to help expand their ...

Watsonville Factory Sale

Watsonville Factory Sale

If you haven't started your Christmas Shopping, here is the perfect opportunity. Don't miss out! Read more on the local businesses participating in this great event!

Downtown Watsonville Revitalization

Downtown Watsonville Revitalization

Our vision is to improve business activity by making the Downtown safer and more comfortable for everyone.We want your feedback. Please attend our City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 23rd ...

Growing Opportunities in Watsonville

Watsonville certainly  knows how to grow things. Companies like Martinelli’s, Fox Shox and Granite Rock have been growing here for years. Entrepreneurs are finding new ways to grow right here in the heart of California’s Centeral Coast.

A business-friendly government and a skilled workforce makes Watsonville a great place for businesses to put down roots and grow.  We think we are the right town for you to find a home on the beautiful Monterey Bay.  We have the right building, land or office space for most businesses and we are here to help!

Watsonville’s Economic Development staff can assist you in finding a location, getting the business assistance you need, help with permitting and more!  We maintain a separate website just for Economic Development and you can access it here at www.GrowInWatsonville.com.

Watsonville’s history is rich in agriculture and food processing, but the economy of this City is constantly diversifying and growing. Plant growers and scientists are inventing new berry varieties and growing methods every day. Non-agricultural sectors have grown to include design, materials, manufacturing, electronics and service firms. Some of the most innovative materials and design firms in California are headquartered right here in Watsonville.

To find out more about how to grow and thrive in Watsonville, call (831) 768-3080.