This waterfront neighborhood’s unique mix of retail, service, entertainment and dining experiences nestled in a vibrant community make it the ideal place to live and work. If you're already in business here, please take a moment to explore this site to learn about the wide range of small business support that Downtown Martinez & Co. offers. If you are thinking about opening a business here, we invite you to learn more about the opportunities Downtown Martinez has to offer and how Downtown Martinez & Co. can help.
With the right business plan in place you can take advantage of the reasonable rents in this up and coming downtown. The once sleepy Downtown Martinez is rapidly growing with the addition of many fresh, new businesses. The combination of your effective marketing and branding strategy and our supportive business, government, and residential community is a recipe for success.
Downtown Martinez & Co. business mentor team consists of a group of business owners that have found success here in Downtown Martinez. Talk with them about their experiences in opening and doing business here. To make an appointment, call us at 925-228-3577.
Recent community surveys indicate a strong demand for a local grocery store, ice cream shop/diner, bakery, Italian restaurant, steak house, wine bar, tap room, music venue, arcade, clothing boutique, wedding boutique or jewelry store, just to name a few ideas. See our Facebook page for all of the feedback from our amazing community.
Downtown Martinez has served as the County Seat of Contra Costa County for more than 150 years. Along with the large number of county employees visiting Downtown every day, the City of Martinez has a growing population of over 36,000 with an average household income of $96,276.
Our unique and extremely well attended events bring tens of thousands of people to Downtown Martinez all year long. We strongly encourage our Downtown businesses to promote themselves at our fantastic events.
See how our city staff is working on an even better Martinez. Check out the Downtown Specific Plan.
Downtown Martinez & Co. provides or recommends a variety of small business education designed to strengthen our small businesses. From Social Media Marketing and ADA compliance workshops to one-on-one sessions with our Small Business Mentor Team, we work to provide you with useful information that will contribute to the success of your business.
Prospective and existing business owners can make an appointment with a member of our small business mentor team to "pick their brain" on their experience opening and conducting business in Downtown Martinez. To schedule an appointment use the link below to email firstname.lastname@example.org
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So you have your business plan. Now it's time to make it official! Follow the step-by-step guide below to get your business registered and permitted.