Outside Programs, Resources, & Services for Businesses

The Economic Development Department partners with many organizations to provide a broad array of assistance. In addition, our office provides a variety of programs and services to assist both small and large businesses. If you don't find the information you are looking for, please contact us and we will be happy to assist.

Below are links to numerous local, regional, state, and other public and private resources which can provide assistance for your business.

Business Advantage Network is a team of workforce development professionals that provide no-cost hiring assistance to employers in Placer County.

California Investment Guide contains an overview of business advantages, taxes, and the permit process. It covers California advantages, state and local incentives and programs and California tax information.

California Small Business Loan Guarantee Program (SBLGP) works to help businesses create and retain jobs, while at the same time encouraging investment into low- to moderate-income communities.  Business size eligibility for the SBLGP generally follows the U.S. Small Business Administration 7(a) program guidelines.  The SBLGP provides loans to small businesses that experience capital access barriers.  Through this program, a small business can establish a favorable credit history with a lender and obtain access to future loans on its own, independent of the program. 

CalJobs is operated by the California Employment Development Department and provides Workforce Investment Act job training and employment services to adults and youth. CalJobs helps employers find training and employees, and also offers tax credit programs for qualifying employees. Program operated by the California Employment Development Department that provides Workforce Investment Act job training and employment services to adults and youth.

Golden Sierra has been changing the lives of job seekers and improving business since 1983, serving 3 counties, Placer, El Dorado, and Alpine. Over its thirty year history the agency has invested more than 120 million dollars in the region’s youth, adults, dislocated workers, and businesses. These investments keep youth in school and improve their skills, assist job seekers with career transition and training, and reduce costs for small businesses.

Employment Training Panel (ETP)  provides funding to employers to assist in upgrading the skills of their workers through training that leads to good paying, long-term jobs.  ETP is a funding agency, not a training agency. Businesses determine their own training needs and how to provide training. ETP staff is available to assist in applying for funds and other aspects of participation.

Employment Development Department (EDD) is a multi-faceted department offering a variety of services under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance programs. As the designated agency for employment services and the nation’s largest employment agency, EDD offers employers a variety of assistance, including job recruitment, screening and hiring assistance, tax credits for hiring targeted individuals, labor market information, and assistance with unemployment and disability insurance questions and concerns.

Governor's Office of Economic Development Whether you’re starting a business, looking to expand, or wondering about a particular policy or procedure, the Governor's Office of Economic Development has answers. Contact one of their business specialists to get the help you need.

Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council (Greater Sacramento or GSAEC) is an organization created and led by regional CEOs to retain, attract, grow, and create sustainable businesses throughout the region’s six counties: El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba.  Working together with local governments, Greater Sacramento will strengthen the region’s job-creating capacity while developing and advancing Sacramento’s brand and story, helping the region earn the reputation as the best and easiest place to do business in California. Only through collaboration and a unified effort can we achieve success.

Loan Guarantee Program Since 1983, California Capital has served as an intermediary between small businesses and financial institutions to increase borrower’s access credit.  Their loan guarantee program helps secure financing for small businesses unable to access mainstream financing.  California Capital has guaranteed loans from $5,000 to $1.7 million for businesses with one to three hundred employees. 

Northern California World Trade Center (NorCalWTC) is the Sacramento region's largest and most influential international business organization, affiliated with the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) in New York City. Their mission is to facilitate international business in Northern California by offering a one-stop-shop for EDUCATION, RESOURCES, and CONNECTIONS that help businesses succeed in the global marketplace and advance citizen diplomacy.

Placer County Business Advantage Network is a team of workforce development professionals that provide no-cost hiring assistance to employers in Placer County.

Placer County Economic Development Department provides demographics and special industry reports on-line. In addition, there are several programs and services offered through the County to assist both employers and those seeking jobs.

Roseville Chamber of Commerce, located at 650 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville, provides a wide variety of programs and services to support businesses of all sizes in the South Placer Region. The Chamber works closely with local, state and federal governments to ensure a strong local economy, promotes the region as an ideal place to live, work and operate a business and offers multiple and varied opportunities for networking to secure new customers, make valuable business connections and have access to the decision-makers.

Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) is the leading non-profit organization accelerating the growth and development of the technology sector in the Sacramento region. They connect and engage the regional tech ecosystem of leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, community organizations, and educational institutions.  They are a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 2001, and focused on a nine-county region of Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Sacramento Area Sustainable Business program certifies and promotes businesses and other organizations in the Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado Counties that pledge to adopt environmentally friendly practices as well as conserve resources. There are six categories which include: Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Pollution Prevention, Solid Waste Reduction, Transportation & Air Quality, and Green Building.

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is the region's leading business organization for promoting economic strength and serving as a unified voice of business throughout the six-county Sacramento region. As one of the largest chambers in California, they bring business interests to the forefront of civic and community leaders' agendas, inspiring landmark economic development projects, important public policy issues and business growth. 

Sierra College Customized Workforce Training and Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) Customized Workforce Training offers on-site employee training in customer service, communication, management and other business skills in Rocklin, Roseville and throughout Placer and Nevada Counties. They offer industry training at your work site and can bring a mobile computer lab to your office for software training.  The CACT teach critical business skills such as supervision, business math, report writing, project management and other training courses.

Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) is a private non-profit organization devoted to supporting the economic development of the rural communities north and east of Sacramento.  SEDCorp supports local jurisdictions in their economic development efforts, providing expertise often lacking in small local governments.  They work with those jurisdictions to secure grant funds from a variety of sources for high priority projects.  SEDCorp also supports the region's businesses with a variety of training events ranging from single-subject sessions on such topics as bookkeeping and local business resources to intensive three-day business "boot camps' to teach the fundamentals of sound business planning from inception to retirement.  They are also a small business lender providing a number of loan products sourced from the US Small Business Administration and the Department of Agriculture. 

SkillsMatch from Prove It offers assessments in a variety of different fields and skill sets.  Assessments can range from basic to advance levels and include topics in accounting, behavioral, call center, clerical, financial, healthcare, industrial, legal, software and technical environments.

Small Business Administration The Sacramento district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration offers assistance through programs and services to help you start, grow and succeed.

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 Fact sheet about the Small Business Jobs Act, signed into legislation on Sept. 27, 2010. Information on SBA Recovery loans, lending support and tax breaks for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

South Placer Employer Advisory Council (SPEAC) is a non-profit organization made up of local employers. These local businesses have established a working relationship with the Employment Development Department (EDD) to assist the local employer community to conduct business more effectively and efficiently. Services offered by the SPEAC include workshops and seminars, networking opportunities, and the communication of services available to local employers.

UC Davis Innovation Access provides services that connect research to the marketplace and is focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property as well as fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community.