El Pajaro CDC Entrepreneurship Conference
El Pajaro CDC Empresario Graduation
El Pajaro CDC Food Empresario
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Contact Information:
City of King
Yolanda Cervantes
(831) 386-5929

El Pájaro CDC
(831) 722-1224

KING CITY COVID-19 BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT

The City of King will be offering grants for up to $10,000 per eligible business. All applicants are encouraged to carefully review the guidelines and submit an application between: January 17th - 31st 2022

Physical copies are available to be pick up at King City, City Hall

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR REGIONAL WOMEN'S BUSINESS CENTER
El Pajaro CDC Entrepreneurship Conference
ATTEND OUR UPCOMING TRAININGS

Registration now open for Spring classes!

El Pajaro CDC Empresario Graduation
JOIN OUR EMPRESARI@ BUSINESS PROGRAM

Registration now open!

El Pajaro CDC Food Empresario
LOOKING TO START A FOOD BUSINESS?

Registration now open for food webinar series!

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INTERESTED IN OUR COMMERCIAL KITCHEN INCUBATOR?

Participate in a program orientation!

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El Pájaro Community Development Corporation’s mission is to promote equal access to economic opportunity and to transform people’s lives through entrepreneurship. To fulfill this important mission, El Pájaro CDC helps entrepreneurs by taking the confusion, guesswork and complexity out of starting their own small businesses.

We are always striving to bring you relevant and practical trainings. Due to the current pandemic we are offering our trainings via Zoom.

 

Accommodation for individuals with a disability will be made. Please notify a staff member of your needs in advance.

Founded 40 years ago, El Pájaro CDC has successfully helped thousands of people start, maintain and expand their small business by offering technical assistance, help in acquiring loans, developing business plans and crafting marketing and promotion campaigns, managing employees, navigating the legal system, and more.

El Pájaro CDC has helped people from the Santa Cruz/Watsonville area to King City (the charter was expanded to Monterey and San Benito counties in 2007) and is open to anybody who wants to open a small business. And, while many businesses helped by El Pajaro CDC are food and produce-related businesses, all business concepts are being helped, including lawyers, mechanics, contractors, small farmers, landscapers, hair salons, fashions, even musicians and magicians.

As part of its mission, in 1997, El Pajaro CDC created a retail business incubator at 23 Beach St. in downtown Watsonville to assist low- to moderate-income, Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs with starting and operating a successful business. Named Plaza Vigil, there are now dozens of businesses operating there, with another 33 food purveyors using the separate Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program (CKI).

The Commercial Kitchen Incubator Program is a food business incubator in a fully equipped, shared-use commercial kitchen facility located in 412 Riverside. By using the commercial kitchen services, local food entrepreneurs can save the costs of commercial-grade equipment and kitchens that now restrict their ability to start or expand their food businesses.

Learn more about some of our successful entrepreneurs

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation

23 East Beach Street, Suite #209
Watsonville, CA 95076

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: (831) 722-1224
Fax: (831) 722-3128

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation

23 East Beach Street, Suite #209
Watsonville, CA 95076

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday : 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: (831) 722-1224
Fax: (831) 722-3128

Accommodation for individuals with a disability will be made. Please notify a staff member of your needs in advance. 

© El Pájaro Community Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All rights reserved.