Starting A Business
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San Joaquin County is here to help you start a business.

San Joaquin is known for its resourcefulness and progressive economic development incentives and policies. We are a premier employment destination offering: inventory, competitive prices, proximity to express public transit and space. Our primary goal is to attract small businesses, large employers, expanding technology firms, suppliers and manufacturing companies. The following information provides future business owners with the assistance they need to get started and offers existing business owners a variety of resources.


There are resources at the city, county, state, and federal level to assist you in starting your business. Please find the resources below for your review while starting a business.

Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration offers detailed advice for writing a business plan.

Review your city's websites

If starting a business in a city within SJC such as Escalon, Lathrop, Lodi, Manteca, Ripon, Stockton or Tracy review your city's website for their specifics.

SJC has numerous resources available to help start a business. While there are numerous resources on this website, please contact the County with questions for additional information.

The Governor's Office offers you many resources when starting a business in California.

iHub SJ is part of a network of innovation hubs throughout the State of California charged with accelerating economic activity.