With a diverse consumer base and high demand for retail, restaurants, and more, Palo Alto is a great community to start or grow a business in.
Palo Alto is a lively city, with a daytime population of over 100,000 people who frequent local restaurants, coffee houses, and shops. At night, Palo Alto is a regional draw for its cultural events, top-rated restaurants and nightlife. Known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto has been home to more successful start-ups than any other city.
Explore the City of Palo Alto Business pages for the resources and information you need, or review the latest edition of Business Connect for recent updates.
Contact Steve Guagliardo, Assistant to the City Manager, with business-related questions, comments, or concerns.
Do you need to report an issue to the City? You can report things like potholes or sidewalk issues, overgrown weeds, graffiti removal, and much more using Palo Alto 311.
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Uplift Local is a Council-supported effort that enables outdoor dining, retail, personal services, and outdoor gyms and fitness options in business districts such as California Avenue and the downtown core and other business areas throughout Palo Alto.
Last updated on November 16, 2022