Why Santa Cruz County?

Santa Cruz County is located on California's Central Coast, 65 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey. Situated on the northern side of Monterey Bay and hugged by redwood forested mountains, Santa Cruz County has 29 miles of coastline and an extraordinary number of state parks and beaches - 14 in all - and each offers a unique experience for visitors and residents alike. The nearest international airport is in San Jose, 30 miles northeast of Santa Cruz, with additional regional airports located in Watsonville and Monterey.

The Santa Cruz County community possess a multitude of resources that are utilized for strengthening and advancing our economy, especially our businesses both large and small. ​We are fortunate to live and work in a place that is just 25 miles from the technological hub of Silicon Valley, has access to new talented graduates from UCSC, unparalleled scenic beauty, and collective diversity.  Santa Cruz County celebrates the core values of natural resource preservation and sustainability, and has worked for decades to balance growth and development. Not only do we enjoy a wonderful temperate marine climate, but our creative business culture lends itself to growing outstanding businesses.

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