Our Programs & Services

The City of Gonzales offers a wide range of programs and services that assist companies currently located in our region, as well as businesses seeking to relocate or expand. The City of Gonzales is a great place to start a business or expand an existing business. The city has the resources to assist you in reaching your economic goals.

Business Retention & Expansion Programs

Retention and expansion of existing businesses is vitally important for the economic success of the City. The city, with the assistance of our partners, El Pájaro Community Development Corporation provides training and technical assistance to members of our business community.

Resources, Incentives & Financing

If your business is growing, expanding or locating in the City of Gonzales, you will want to look at the resources the city makes available to help your company achieve the highest degree of economic success.  The city offers several incentives to assist qualifying businesses. 

Workforce Development Resources

The Monterey County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) serves as a vehicle to mobilize and integrate private and public partners to effectively educate, train and place individuals with the necessary resources and skills to fulfill employer needs. They offer a dynamic and comprehensive workforce investment system through the America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM throughout Monterey County located in Salinas, Seaside and King City.

Monterey County’s America’s Job Center’s mission is to connect local job seekers with local business. They provide a wide array of job search and employment related services -- at no cost -- to assist you in your recruitment needs. They provide employment related tools and resources, staff assistance and support, as well as job training and career planning assistance.

Workforce Readiness

With several colleges and universities located in close proximity, Gonzales’ businesses can participate in training programs that will advance the skills of your workforce, including English as a Second Language (ESL) programs and Spanish language classes.

Site Selection Demographics and Analysis

The city gathers and maintains the information that you need to make decisions with regard to business expansion, relocation, marketing, etc. We have all the information you need:  population data, workforce numbers, taxes and special incentives. 

El Pájaro CDC offers low-cost and free bilingual business education and training workshops to low-income business entrepreneurs.  The CDC’s objective is to help business entrepreneurs create and operate a successful business.   Workshops cover business plan preparation, marketing and sales, customer service, bookkeeping, computer basics, business management, and financial literacy. The CDC also offers assistance to specific, underserved groups in the community such as childcare workers, farmers, or CalWORKs (welfare-to-work) participants.

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