Economic Development

Businesses in San Mateo enjoy a highly educated employment base, close proximity to all points of the Bay Area, a traditional downtown core, regional shopping centers and access to public transit.

San Mateo located in Silicon Valley, situated mid-way between San Francisco and San Jose, is an ideal place to locate your business. With easy access to all points of the Bay Area, San Mateo businesses easily reach clients and draw upon networks that ensure success!

San Mateo is rich in character and is home to a variety of businesses and commercial areas. Internet start-ups, tech companies, financial institutions, restaurants as well as national, regional and independent retailers have successfully located here and are an essential part of our community.

The City of San Mateo values its business community and is committed to creating an active economic development program. The City's Economic Development program serves to connect city and community resources to enhance economic vibrancy and investment in San Mateo. A fundamental element of the City’s economic development program is a spirit of collaboration. City officials work closely with the Downtown San Mateo Association and the San Mateo Chamber of Commerce to understand challenges facing local businesses and implementing programs to support the business community.

Whether you are a new business looking for office or retail space or an existing business with ideas to foster the economic vitality of San Mateo, we want to hear from you and encourage your comments and participation.

For more information about San Mateo’s Economic Development program, please contact the City of San Mateo at (650) 522-7009 or via email.