Economic Development

The Economic Development Division supports business development services in the City of Benicia, focusing on the economic prosperity and health of current businesses and those looking to locate to Benicia in three specific areas:



Economic Development Guiding Documents & Strategies

2023 Strategic Tourism Marketing Plan 

2023 Strategic Tourism Marketing Presentation


Business in Benicia

The Benicia Office of Economic Development is focused on helping you grow your business. We have depth of experience and resources to get you the assistance you need to reach your business objectives. 

Starting a Business in Benicia
Learn about business licenses and more at

All businesses are encouraged to use CalGold, which can assist in the process for determining what types of Federal, State, and County licenses or permits may be required in addition to your business license. We also encourage businesses to access the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration’s website for specific information about the programs CDTFA administers, how to register for permits and licenses, and how to file and report.


Visitor and Tourism Services

Tourism in Benicia is focused on the downtown area. The downtown area has a thriving culture with many shops, restaurants, art galleries, and more.

Special Projects

Measure C
Measure C, also known as "Benicia’s Quality of Life Measure," creates funding that allows the City of Benicia to continue offering essential community services and address public safety, parks and infrastructure needs.