Business Assistance

Contact the Economic Development staff for help navigating the process of opening your business. Here are some useful links and quick information concerning typical business resources and regulations:

Obtaining a Permit
Our award-winning One-Stop Permit Center provides a single location for both businesses and residential customers in Concord.

Obtaining a Business License
Everything you need to know about getting a Business License in Concord.

City Planning
The central point of contact for review and processing of all development applications. Processes over-the-counter and discretionary permits. Responsible for the City’s current and future planning needs, staff in the Planning Division manage development.

Free Consultation Services
Consulting services range from business planning to business financing. Contact the Contra Costa Small Business Development Center.

Free Access to Core Employment Services
Visit the  East Bay Works website.

General Business and Marketing Resources
Entrepreneurs, business owners and managers looking for a variety of business resources can visit the Concord Chamber of Commerce,  the Small Business Development Center, and the Contra Costa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Business Partners and Local Resources
A comprehensive list.

Site Selection Tool
This link helps businesses find available properties:

For Entrepreneurs
The City of Concord is a supporter of John F. Kennedy University’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IEL).

Tools for Starting a Business
Tools for Business gives you access to all the local, state, and federal programs to start and grow your business – all in one place. You can find business plan tools, funding programs, government requirements, training resources, help with selling to the government or selling globally, and much more.