Economic Development

The City of Mountain View understands the need for a vibrant economy and successful business community. The Economic Development Division is responsible for the Citywide economic development program that fosters collaboration and builds stronger relationships between the City, Mountain View businesses and the community.  

Staff serves as a primary contact and liaison to existing and prospective new businesses to provide assistance in expanding locally or establishing their business in Mountain View. Staff is also responsible for retaining existing businesses by responding to situations where a business may need to expand or relocate. Outreach efforts include a corporate visitation program and the Small Business Action Plan.

Mountain View: A Community of Innovation

Mountain View is characterized by many as the “start-up” community of Silicon Valley with a strong innovative network that develops and supports the greater Mountain View community.

Accelerators located in and around Downtown such as, Y-Combinator, 500 Startups and the Fogarty Innovation, develop new ways to provide funding to early stage start-ups. Meanwhile pioneering organizations, such as Regus and Hacker Dojo, provide co-working space for people to develop innovative ideas.

Linking the accelerators and co-working spaces with institutional support by NASA Ames Research Park, Carnegie Mellon – Silicon Valley Campus and Singularity University, provides unique educational programs that teach people to develop innovative cross-disciplinary technologies. A network is only complete when tech and biotech/life science companies such as Google, Microsoft, Intuit, LinkedIn, continue to support the cycle of innovation.


Whether you are an investor, resident, data researcher or a causal visitor we have compiled some basic data on Mountain View that you can digest.  The Economic Development team is happy to make available additional research reports and information for those that are interested.  Please send us a note at

Mountain View Data Summary (pdf)
Quarterly Sales Tax Summary (pdf)
Real Estate Report-Retail (pdf)
Real Estate Report-Office (pdf)
Real Estate Report-Industrial (pdf)


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