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The Sunnyvale Business Page is a quarterly newsletter published by the Economic Development Division.The newsletter provides information on City services and more to help Sunnyvale business owners.


  Sunnyvale Minimum Wage 
  Small Business Workshops 
  Know How to Be Flood Safe in Sunnyvale 
  Drought Emergency Continues          
  New Businesses in Sunnyvale 
  Events in Sunnyvale 

Sunnyvale Minimum Wage 

The City of Sunnyvale’s minimum wage rate is currently at $10.30 per hour. The City Council has directed staff to seek support for a regional minimum wage effort to increase the minimum wage rate to $15 per hour by 2018. Staff will report findings to City Council on December 1, 2015.

For additional information, wage posters and to complete our online survey, visit MinimumWage.inSunnyvale.com or contact staff at 408-730-7902 or minimumwage@sunnyvale.com. The survey will close on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Small Business Workshops


The City of Sunnyvale, in partnership with Silicon Valley Talent Partnership and the Sunnyvale Downtown Association, will host several small business sessions in 2016. Small Business Ignite is a private public partnership that creates a free series of in-person trainings, networking and mentoring session for small business owners to accelerate the success of their Sunnyvale business.

Visit our web site at EconDev.inSunnyvale.com for additional information and to register for upcoming sessions. 

If you have any questions, contact Maria Rodriguez, Economic Development Specialist with the City of Sunnyvale or Srijana Angdembey, Engagement Manager for Silicon Valley Talent Partnership.

Know How to Be Flood Safe in Sunnyvale 

With the rainy season approaching, it is important to know how to prepare for a flood and what to do if you see or experience one.

Flooding is typically caused by a creek topping its banks or by clogged catch basins or storm drains. If you observe flooding in any part of the city, call the Utilities Customer Service Center at 408-730-7400. If needed, City staff will visit the property to review its flood problem and explain ways to stop flooding or prevent flood damage.

To find out whether your property is in a SFHA or for flood protection assistance information, visit the City’s flood safety website at FloodSafety.inSunnyvale.com or call the Public Works Administration Division at 408-730-7415. Flood zone maps and flood protection reference materials are also available at the Sunnyvale Public Library.

Drought Emergency Continues

With California in the midst of an historic drought, and snow levels at the lowest level ever recorded, the Sunnyvale City Council on May 12th adopted a resolution declaring a 30 percent water reduction target through June 30, 2016. The Council expressed concern about continually depleting the groundwater supply and the threat of land subsidence and took the following actions:

  • Instituted a two-day-per-week sprinkler watering schedule:
    • Odd-numbered addresses may water on Mondays and Thursdays.
    • Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Prohibited any type of outside irrigation (including hand watering or drip irrigation) within 48 hours of rainfall.
  • Prohibited sprinkler system irrigation between 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on any day (when daylight savings time is in effect).
  • Required hotels to offer patrons the option of not laundering linens on a daily basis.

Visit the Water Conservation site for additional information. For information on water conservation requirements in Santa Clara County, visit the Santa Clara Valley Water District site.

New Businesses in Sunnyvale

The City of Sunnyvale welcomes new businesses to the community. The following are businesses with 10 or more employees that opened recently or are scheduled to open locations in Sunnyvale in the next few months.

Economic Development staff is ready to help you if you need assistance in finding a site, expanding your current site or are ready to start a business in Sunnyvale. Contact Economic Development by email or call (408) 730-7607

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Events in Sunnyvale 

Every Saturday
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Urban Village Sunnyvale Farmers’ Market 

December 5
4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunnyvale Downtown Association's Holiday & Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

For additional events in Sunnyvale, visit Sunnyvale’s event calendar at Events.inSunnyvale.com.

Shop Sunnyvale

Shopping BagsAlways remember to Shop Sunnyvale. Visit Shop.inSunnyvale.com to see our shopping directories for the downtown and all of the City's shopping centers.

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