Office of Economic Development

The City of Atascadero, located in the heart of California's Central Coast, is conveniently situated in the center of San Luis Obispo County and is the halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Located alongside highway 101, the City is in the middle of an award winning wine region and just 20 minutes from a major university, scenic coastlines, and jet air travel.

Atascadero is an incubator for economic growth and prosperity.   The City features an exceptional pro-business environment, a government eager to attract and retain business, very competitive commercial lease rates, a high quality of life, and several strategic market opportunities including: new media; wine manufacturing and supplies; alternative energy and green products; and retail and tourism related businesses.

In addition, Atascadero has been named along with San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles as one of the top-ten places to live by Yahoo!, listing these three SLO County cities as third on their top-ten list, and proclaims "This quiet group of towns on the Central California coast could easily qualify as paradise". Yahoo! online has a circulation of 6 million people nationally. Click here to visit the online article: 10 Best Places to Live.

Atascadero is the perfect location for establishing, relocating and expanding a business. We invite you to discover, explore and learn more.  Check our Visit Atascadero website and facebook page to learn more about our community.

Visit Atascadero

Atascadero on facebook

For recent Economic Development information and updates presented by the City Manager Rachelle Rickard to the San Luis Obispo County Economic Vitality Corporation (EVC), see this newly uploaded slideshow: 2015-02-25 EVC presentation_final.wmv


Walmart Moves Forward! See this press release:  Walmart in Atascadero