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Petaluma business profiles

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See what sectors are represented by business in Petaluma. (Surprise!)

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What makes Petaluma a perfect location choice for growing a company?


Petaluma is located near two of the country’s leading metropolitan areas – the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley. This large swath includes large cities, the state capitol, Silicon Valley, Wine Country, and numerous micro-economies and job markets tied to suburban areas.


Petaluma is home to a number of companies focused on innovation and sustainability. The result is an active and collaborative network of like-minded professionals eager to help each other–and the world.

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Tackling 21st-century business challenges is easier when you have the brain trust you need within reach. Petaluma companies gain an advantage from being able to draw from a highly-skilled, productive local workforce as well as being able to attract talent from all over the world.

Quality of Life

In Petaluma, there’s space to work, live, and recharge. Find success on your own terms. Breathe. It’s the fuel you need to discover the next big thing.

Hear from Local Leaders

Griffo Distillery

“City staff show a genuine interest in what we do and take actions to help us grow.”

— Mike Griffo & Jenny Griffo, Owners, Griffo Distillery

Labcon President Jim Happ

“Moving to Petaluma enabled us to completely remake our company.

— Jim Happ, President, Labcon

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“Petaluma delivers big-city amenities along with excellent schools natural beauty, and the good life.

— Sue Conley, Co-Founder, Cowgirl Creamery

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“Being in Petaluma has been an important part of our success as a globally-focused, excellence-driven company.”

— Dan Drohan, CEO, Solairus Aviation