This workshop introduces a county/regional economic development model that is starting to prove fruitful in driving the sustainability agenda. It combines business chambers (network, funding, outreach, education, tools), a local academic institution (community college or CSU) (training, education, student-led green business assessment and certification process), incubator (start-up facility, advisory services) and green business certification program entity (county or city office). These elements combine to drive localized networking, business attraction and retention, recognition, resources, education. The workshop will include a case example in San Rafael and Marin, involving the Chamber, the City and county staffs, educational entities, the incubator Venture Greenhouse and volunteer business services. This public-private partnership model seeks to drive sustainable business practices among the 600 chamber members, 10% of whom are green certified and growing.