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Enabling businesses to develop through community programs and progressive tax initiatives
Enabling businesses to develop through community programs and progressive tax initiatives
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Doing Business in Novato

Novato is home to a unique business atmosphere that benefits all sorts of industries. With varying neighborhoods and zoned developments, Novato has a growing biomedical industry alongside a historically rich downtown district. Novato is also built along several converging economic zones of the North, West and East Bay Area regions.

SBDC | Marin

The Small Business Development Center of Marin | SBDC can help your business grow by connecting you with experts in specific fields for FREE business advice. The Novato Chamber and the SBDC of Marin proudly partner together to give our businesses an edge.


Crossroads of Bay Area Econimics

Novato lies at the crossroads of some of the most economically vibrant regions of California. As the northernmost city in Marin County, the town lies within 35 miles of Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Contra Costa and Solano Counties including international shipping ports, airports, and train depots.

Novato's students, residents and businesses have access to higher learning institutions in various systems near by giving the workforce here a competitive edge.
Developing North Bay Commerce with San Francisco
With proximity to both Napa and Sonoma Counties, Novato has a developing wine industry, boasting warehouse space and tasting room locations throughout its downtown area
Developing an import/export industry is easy with the Port of Oakland so nearby.
Map Novato Bay Area Chamber developing a strong north bay ecponomy

Many Faces One Novato

Novato is unique in that there are several pockets of economic activity and the city itself is partitioned into neighborhoods from Partridge Knolls in the North to Pacheco Valle in the south. Novato boasts several commercial plazas, office squares, and industrial spaces perfect for any business looking to start off in a strong community.

Hamilton Marketplace in Novato boasting a spanish-mission style architecture in the south of town Development
Developing transit options are allowing more people to set up shop/commute from and to Novato bike valley transportation transit parking festival parking


With access to CA-37, US-101 and the SMART Rail Commuter lines, Novato lies at a commuter crossroads for you, your employees and your customers.


Whether your business involves innovative tech, retail or even light industry, Novato's diverse zoning offers your business flexibility to grow and prosper

Bel Marin Keys is both a community and an industrial area of Novato boasting great wharehouse space and development for light industry and import-type businesses
Located in the North end of town,, Novato boasts large office spaces for new startups and beyond. Novato's development was done strategically to spread the commercial wealth throughout the region