The Mono County Economic Development Department strives to continually improve and enhance the economic conditions within Mono County for its residents and businesses to ensure long-term sustainability. Through the pursuit of potential opportunities, Mono County Economic Development works to create jobs, promote tourism and existing businesses, to create a business environment that is attractive to new ventures, and provide support that will ensure long-term economic success and environmental sustainability for the region.
The Economic Development Department also collaborates with various agencies, organizations and individuals to formulate creative solutions to economic issues and constraints, and develop new ideas for economic opportunities.
These organizations include:
•Regional Planning Advisory Committees
•Chambers of Commerce
•High Sierra Visitors Council
•Interagency Visitors Center Board - Lone Pine
•Long Valley Hydrologic Advisory Committee
•Eastern Sierra Cultural & Heritage Association (ESCHA)
Mono County Economic Development also oversees, administers, and regulates Conway Ranch and the fish enhancement programs on Conway Ranch and the Mono County Fisheries Commission. In addition, the department oversees the regulation of geothermal power development on non-federal land.
The department works closely with the Mono County Tourism & Film Commission to develop and drive tourism marketing efforts and to promote the region as an accessible, film-friendly destination to encourage filming productions in the county.
Small Business Support & Resources
***Free Small Business Webinars***
Mono County Economic Development will be hosting free small business webinars from Cal State University Bakersfield-Small Business Development Center. The free webinars are open to all and will be broadcast every other Wednesday from 12:05 PM to 1:00 PM in both Bridgeport, and Mammoth Lakes. Take a look at the schedule and join us or access the free webinars from home by registering at www.GoToWebinar.com and enter webinar code
August 21, 2013-Specialty and Cottage Food Business Revisited-New 2013 state law permits certain food businesses to operate from a home kitchen. Get the new rules, regulations, and tips to operate a profitable food business from your home. Webinar code 146-750-499
Mammoth Lakes Broadcast
452 Old Mammoth Road Suite #306
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
74 N. School Street
Bridgeport, CA 93517
For complete information go to the Small Business Webinar Page
Free Small Business Consulting!
The Cal State Bakersfield Small Business Development Center also provides free small business and small business start-up counsulting from professional business consultants. Don't miss the opportunity to this great FREE resource
SBDC counselors can offer individual advice and guidance concerning the formation, management, financing and operation of your business. Counseling is provided at no charge to qualified businesses (the business must have less than 500 employees). Individuals who are considering starting a business are also eligible for counseling.
Follow this link and submit your information under Mono County: www.csub.edu/sbdc/services/consulting.shtml
Small Business Administration(SBA)
The SBA provides a substantial amount of information and support for small businesses and small business start-ups. The SBA provides information for entrepreneurs and existing business owners to start, plan, expand, or finance your business. Don't pass up the opportunity for free resources and check out the many diverse tools the SBA has to help your business or business idea succeed. You can access these resources by visitng the SBA site at www.SBA.GOV