Major Industries Profiles
Farming was Santa Cruz’s first industry and remains a keystone of the County’s economy. Agricultural hires 1 out of every 8 local workers; the market value of its products has from $400 million to more than $600 million in less than ten years notwithstanding a small net reduction in the acreage in production.
Utilities & Public Services
Utilities and public services, a fundamental element of every locale’s economy, depend upon a mix of national and regional providers and local governments. Following are brief summaries and contact information in the following areas: natural gas, electricity, communications, Water & WasteWater.
This page includes information and links about Guilds, Licensing, & safety.
Manufacturing used to be one of the largest components of the county's economy. However, in the late 1990's and early 2000's due to high operation costs like energy and labor costs. For the employees housing prices were very high and are still high.
This page includes information and links to Retail Space to rent, the San Francisco District Office, SCORE (connections to a collection of successful business professionals), Technical Assistance, List of Fees for Permits, Plantronics, and BRG Sports.
Transportation and Warehousing
This page includes information and links to The Santa Cruz Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Public Transportation Services, and Law and Regulations.
This page includes information and links to the UCSC Alumni Association, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Publication Services, New Technologies, Santa Cruz Tech Beat, Ghost Hand Produtions, Cruzio Internet Services, Crafting Websites and Sleepless Media Design Studio.
Finance and Insurance
This page includes information and links to The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of Santa Cruz, Lincense Searches, Intellectual Property Attorneys, and Financial and Tax issues of Clients.
Real Estate and Rental Leasing
This page includes information and links to SC County Bank Lending and Approvals for Building Projects.
This page includes information and links to Dignity Health Dominican Hospital, Care for Seniors and Disabled Adults, Individual Economic Security, The Santa Cruz County Office of Education and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.