Economic Development

City offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Based on the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer's Shelter-In-Place order and to protect the health of the community, City Hall is closed through March 31, 2021 with interim operations. City services and public meetings will continue remotely. For more information, please contact the Economic Development Division by email at or by phone at 650-903-6379. Please check the City website for updates as these dates are subject to change.


The City of Mountain View understands the need for a vibrant economy and successful business community. The Economic Development Division is responsible for the City-wide 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 Institute of Innovation, develop new ways to provide funding to early stage start-ups. Meanwhile pioneering organizations, such as SunFire Offices 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, Symantec, LinkedIn, Quova, Complete Genomics, and 23 and Me, continue to support the cycle of innovation.

Castro Street Closure to Continue in January 2021Castro Street Closure to Continue in January 2021

Castro StrEATS’ outdoor dining remains suspended due to public health order.