About the Division

The County of Humboldt CAO’s Office of Economic Development serves as Humboldt County’s resource center for economic, business, and workforce development. The department serves residents, job seekers, employers, entrepreneurs, startups and established businesses. 


The county Economic Development Team plays a key role in economic development by:

  • Attracting new businesses
  • Supporting startups and incubators 
  • Retaining business and workforce
  • Identifying development opportunities
  • Facilitating collaboration with regional economic development practitioners
  • Garnering resources to address target industry priorities

Boards & Committees

The team staffs two formalized boards and a committee that provide community leadership and oversee a set of programs and projects: