doing business here

helping you thrive

Downtown San Mateo is one of the most business-friendly communities in all of the Bay Area. That’s why so many companies have called our historic buildings home for decades, and why innovative new startups are drawn to the laid-back yet forward-thinking vibe here.

Part of what makes Downtown San Mateo so attractive for businesses is how eager we are to help you thrive. Here are a few resources to keep your business vision on track in Downtown.

Additional resources
For small businesses

San Mateo Small Business Development Center

Visit for no- and low-cost business counseling, training, information and events.
• One-on-one advising
• Trainings & workshops & online courses
• Specialty programs

San Mateo Public Library

Home to the only dedicated business library in San Mateo County. Available materials include up-to-date business and reference titles, electronic database subscriptions, and free and low-cost business workshops.

Travel options for
Downtown workers

Downtown San Mateo is centrally located and offers numerous transportation options for your employees and customers.

Caltrain’s San Mateo Station is just steps away from any downtown destination.
• Numerous SamTrans bus routes serve the downtown district, from El Camino Real
to the Transit Center to Delaware Street.
• Parking is available throughout downtown. The City also offers permit parking to
accommodate downtown workers.
• Commute by bike! Use this bike map and try our Bay Wheels bikeshare program.
• Get commuting info and planning assistance at Available to both
individuals and employers.
• Scoop custom carpool is available for commuters traveling to or from San Mateo.