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Business & Economic Development


The City of Carlsbad can be a great partner to help your business succeed. The Economic Development Division is here to serve and support the city’s business community. Whether you are a small business or our largest tech employer, the city wants to make sure your business thrives in Carlsbad. The city team is here to help with getting your business license, bidding on projects and contracts or meeting with our development services team about permits and processes. The Business Resources page helps provide an overview of all the services the city and region has to offer.

The Economic Development Services Guide provides a comprehensive look at how the city can help or connect you to resources that will support your success. Additionally, the Guide to Opening an Eating Establishment provides insight on where you can open an eating establishment in our city and how the process works. Useful information for food truck and sidewalk vendors can be found on our website as well. 

One of the City Council’s strategic focus areas is bringing quality jobs to the city in today’s globally competitive economy. If your business is struggling to recruit qualified talent to our exceptional community, check out the city’s talent attraction website, Carlsbad Life in Action which has information, resources and a media kit to help make sure you can get the skilled workforce you need to grow.


News Headlines

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Relief & Assistance Programs

March 31, 2020 
The City of Carlsbad understands that the COVID-19 emergency is having a significant effect on our community. Following...

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Evictions Halted Temporarily

March 27, 2020 
Calfornia governor has issued an executive order to help protect homeowners and renters during the COVID-19 emergency.

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"Stay at Home" Order

March 19, 2020 
See the latest state public health order for COVID-19 calling for all to stay at home.

General Information

Business License 

Economic Development 
760-602-8560 Fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Business Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.