Business Location/Expansion
Business Location / Expansion / Growth Assistance

Agency / Phone

Programs and Services

City of Yuba City
Darin Gale
, Economic Development Manager
(530) 822-4762
The City is your joint Economic Development Team. The City's ED Team will assist all businesses with location, expansion, permitting, regulatory and environmental issues and coordinates with other county and state agencies to solve business issues
Yuba-Sutter EDC
Brenda Stranix
, President & CEO
(530) 751-8555

Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation and one of only six Economic Development Districts in the State of California as designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

YSEDC staff and resources are available to work closely and in strict confidence with businesses considering location or expansion within the Yuba-Sutter region. Assistance with site location, economic and demographics information, identification of a myriad of community and employment training service groups, community tours, introductions to government and business leaders and facilitation of meetings with developers, planners and other key individuals as required is available.

YSEDC serves Sutter and Yuba counties and the cities of Live Oak, Marysville, Yuba City and Wheatland. YSEDC offers the following services:

  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Business Lending
  • Business Attraction
  • Economic and demographic information
  • Strategic Partnerships
Yuba Sutter Enterprise Zone
Mary Hansen, Zone Manager
(530) 741-6463

The Enterprise Zone helps businesses by providing five incentives which reduce a company's tax liability to the State of California State Incentives:

California Governor's Office of Economic Development (GoED)
Business Investment Services

Mather Kearney, Manager
(916) 322-0578

The California GoED Business Investment Services (CalBIS) unit works with potential employers, corporate real estate executives, and site location consultants considering California for new business investment and expansion. CalBIS offers a wide array of services ranging from site selection assistance to workforce services to help tap into the ever-expanding international markets.

CalBIS analyzes the factors affecting a company's investment decision including taxes, human resources, training and workforce development, incentives, financing, utilities, permits, and specific real estate opportunities available in the state.

Additionally, CalBIS serves as a company's liaison to California's regulatory agencies and local governments throughout the state. CalBIS serve as the primary point of contact for companies (foreign and domestic) interested in relocating or expanding in California and providing customized service.

Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO)
sacto@sactoedc.org
(916) 441-2144

SACTO is the Sacramento Region's leading facilitator of economic development. It brings together the organizations, information and resources in the pursuit of jobs, talent and investment needed to ensure regional prosperity and global competitiveness.

Over the last 33 years, SACTO has assisted hundred of companies locate and expand in the region, generating billions of dollars of investment and strengthening the economy. Today, the organization continues to create opportunities through focus and fulfillment of its mission.

Source:City of Yuba City(www.yubacity.net), Yuba-Sutter EDC(www.ysedc.org), Yuba Sutter Enterprise Zone (www.yubasutterez.com), California Governor's Office of Economic Development, CalBIS (www.business.ca.gov), SACTO(www.sacto.org) (July 2011)

Small Business Support

Agency / Phone

Programs and Services

Yuba College Small Business Development Center
(530) 822-0140

The Small Business Development Center provides services to help small businesses. Services offered:

  • Free counseling services
  • Low-cost workshops with online registration
  • Lending Library
  • Business Plan Development
  • Financial Planning and Management Assistance
  • Marketing Plan and Promotional Strategies
  • Government Procurement
  • Manufacturer's Assistance Program
  • International Trade Assistance
Yuba Community College District
(530) 741-6700
In today's highly competitive, knowledge-based economy, the most successful firms are those giving priority to building learning capacity. The college district is an active partner with area businesses and industries to expand the knowledge base for increased competitiveness and an improved quality of life for all residents. Through its economic and workforce development programs, the college district delivers proven instructional services that yield workforce improvements.
  • On-site custom training - Target Training for Business Prosperity
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Classes for credit or not-for-credit
  • Coaches, instructors and facilitators with practical, current real world skills and knowledge
  • Measurable outcomes with employee self-reliance
  • On-site flexible training schedule
Buzgate.org Global resource network for small business
Cal Jobs

Post job openings on California Employment Development Dept. website

California Business Portal Business start-up guide, link to form, etc.
California Chamber of Commerce Statewide information and advocacy. Publications for sale include annual benefits survey, and employee handbook
California Secretary of State Business Portal Corporate structure, forms
California Small Business Association Export helpline available to members, insurance and retirement plans, business advocacy in state and federal government
Center for Economic Development & Northeastern California Small Business Development Center Marketing intelligence, applied research, surveys
Connectory Business-to-business networking, business profile for DOD contracting
MANEX: The Corporation for Manufacturing Excellence Manex provides a broad array of proven advisory and implementation solutions exclusively to manufacturers, distributors, and their supply chains. We deliver high-impact solutions in four key areas - strategy, people, process and performance - to help you quickly achieve cost efficiencies and increased profits.
  • Strategy - Identify and create new sources of value and growth in your enterprise.
  • People - Enhance the skills and knowledge of your workforce with innovative training and development programs.
  • Process - With our holistic approach, pinpoint high-impact process improvements and streamline operations to quickly achieve cost efficiencies and increased profits.
LinkedIn.com Business networking and job recruitment website
Ryze Business Networking
  • Business networking and job recruitment website
  • Members get a free networking-oriented home page and can send messages to other members.
  • They can also join special Networks related to their industry, interests or location.
U.S. Small Business Administration Business start-up kit, online courses
Source: Yuba College SBDC (www.yubasbdc.org), Yuba Community College District (www.yccd.edu), Buzgate (www.buzgate.org/ca), Cal Jobs (www.caljobs.ca.gov), Governor's Office of Economic Development, CalBIS (www.business.ca.gov), California Chamber of Commerce (www.calchamber.com), California Secretary of State (www.sos.ca.gov), California Small Business Association (www.csba.com), Center for Economic Development & Northeastern California SBDC (www.cedcal.com), Connectory(www.connectory.com), MANEX Consulting (www.manexconsulting.com), LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com), Ryze Business Networking (www.ryze.com), US Small Business Assocation (www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/start/index.html) (July 2011)

Business Financing

Agency / Phone

Programsand Services

Yuba Sutter Economic Development Corporation
Loan Officer: Jackie Slade
(530) 751-8555

Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation (YSEDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, public benefit corporation andone of only six Economic Development Districts in the State of California as designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.Loans are made to qualified businesses to fill "GAPs" in local private sector lending practices which leave some businesses unable to obtain suitable financing.

  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • Rural Development Intermediary Re-lending Program (IRP)
  • EQ2 from Wells Fargo and US Bank
Source: Yuba Sutter EDC (www.ysedc.org) (July 2011)

Trade Associations
Association / Organization Description
California Business Roundtable Nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of California CEOs focusing on big picture issues affecting California businesses. These issues include infrastructure, education, energy, and government reform.
California Farm Bureau Federation Promotion of agricultural interests
California League of Food Processors Membership directory, legislative advocacy
California Manufacturing and Technology Association Business advocacy with the state government; legislative updates, conferences.
California Solar Energy Industries Association Directory of solar energy providers and industry information
International Council of Shopping Centers Events, resources, information
Manufactured Housing Institute Industry research, promotion, government relations
Medical Device Manufacturers Association Advocacy, information, employee recruitment
Society of the Plastics Industry Tradeshows, information, political action
Source: California Business Roundtable (www.cbrt.org), California Farm Bureau Federation (www.cfbf.com), California League of Food Processors (www.clfp.com), California Manufacturing & Technology Association (www.cmta.net), California Solar Energy Industries Association (www.calseia.org), International Council of Shopping Centers (www.icsc.org), Manufactured Housing Institute (www.cmhi.org), Medical Device Manufacturers Association (www.medicaldevices.org), Society ofthe Plastics Industry (www.plasticsindustry.org) (July 2011)

Entrepreneur / Innovation
Association / Organization Description

California State University, Sacramento
Center for Small Business

The CSB offers free technical consulting services to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. These services are provided in virtually all areas of business other than taxation, law, and loan packaging. Type of Assistance:

  • Marketing/Sales
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • Production and Operating Systems Management
  • Overall Business Plan
Grow California Grow California fosters jobs and wealth creation by connecting innovative entrepreneurs, growth companies and market leaders with capital, talent, academia, customers, and partners
Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) Startup resources, mentoring, funding, networking for development-stage technology companies
TechCoire Provides information, investment, and networking opportunities to Sacramento-area technology entrepreneurs and executives
University of Davis

Business Community Programs: UC Davis provides its business and industry partners a competitive advantage. As one of the nation's top research universities, we are a valued source of professional talent, research, technology and executive education. Businesses large and small, in turn, provide private support that helps us maintain our excellence and continue to produce the research and ideas they need to thrive.

  • Research and technology alliances
  • Business development
  • Corporate Relations
  • Recruitment
  • Executive/corporate employees’ education
Source: California State University, Sacramento, Centerfor Small Business (www.cbaweb.cba.csus.edu/csb), Grow California (www.grow-california.com), Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (www.sarta.org), TechCoire (www.techcoire.com), University of California, Davis (www.ucdavis.edu/business_community) (July 2011)

Angel / Venture Capital Groups
Association / Organization Description
Angel Capital Association Alliance of angel investor groups in North America
Connectory Business-to-business networking.
Grow California Grow California fosters jobs and wealth creation by connecting innovative entrepreneurs, growth companies and market leaders with capital, talent, academia, customers, and partners
National Venture Capital Association Trade association of venture capital firms
North Bay Angels Angel investor group located in San Francisco Bay Area
Sacramento Angels Angel investor group focused on Northern California companies
Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance Startup resources, mentoring, funding, networking for development-stage technology companies.
Sierra Angels Angel investor group focused on Northern California companies
TechCoire Provides information, investment, and networking opportunities to Sacramento-area technology entrepreneurs and executives.
UC Davis Innovation Access Connecting research to the marketplace
Source: Angel Capital Association (www.angelcapitalassociation.org), Connectory (www.connectory.com), Grow California (www.grow-california.com), National Venture Capital Association (www.nvca.org), North Bay Angels (www.northbayangels.com), Sacramento Angeles (www.sacangels.org), SARTA(www.sarta.org), Sierra Angeles (www.sierraangels.com), TechCoire (www.techcoire.com), UC Davis Innovation Access (www.innovationaccess.ucdavis.edu) (July 2011)

International Trade
Association / Organization Description
California Chamber of Commerce Contacts and resources to help you navigate international trade, including a direct link to all the California and World Seaports.
California International Business Association International business directory for international trade opportunities with California; originally an arm of the California Trade & Commerce Agency
Center for International Trade Development Identification of international markets
Federal Trade Commission

Want to claim your product is “Made in the USA?” Check here for guidance on how to comply with U.S. Origin claims and standards.

Federation of International Trade Associations A searchable database of international trade resources
International Trade Administration Promotes fair trade throughout the world, offers programs and assistance that can help you reduce the risk of doing business internationally, comply with trade laws, and protect your intellectual property.
Northern California World Trade Center The NorCal WTC and other California World Trade Centers offer counseling, educational seminars, networking opportunities, trade missions, and more.
California Secretary of State The State of California also offers a website designed to provide both the experienced and novice gain access to information and assistance for importing and exporting products.
U.S. Commercial Service Reach trade specialists throughout the U.S. and overseas, learn about trade events that can help you promote your products overseas, obtain market research, find buyers and distributors, participate in trade missions, develop sales and distribution channels, and more.
U.S. Government Export Portal U.S. Department of Commerce portal to federal agencies that offer export assistance, programs, and services. Find answers, learn about doing business overseas, and access market data, financing resources, legal and other information.
Source: California Chamber of Commerce (www.calchamber.com), California International Business Association (www.caltrade.com), Center for International Trade Development (wwwchico.citd.org), Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), Federation of International Trade Associations (www.fita.org), International Trade Administration (www.trade.gov/index.asp), Northern California World Trade Center (www.norcalwtc.org), California Secrertary of State (www.sos.ca.gov/business), US Commercial Service (www.trade.gov/cs), US Government Export Portal (www.export.gov) (July 2011)

Other Resources
Association / Organization Description
California International Business Association International business directory for international trade opportunities with California; originally an arm of the California Trade & Commerce Agency
California Small Business Association General information, business opportunities and special events related to exporting.
Ex-Im Bank The Export-Import Bank of the United States is an independent federal government agency and the official export credit agency of the United States.
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of International Trade provides export working capital and international trade loans to businesses involved in or planning international trade.
Source: California Internationall Business Association (www.caltrade.com), California Small Business Association (www.csba.com), Export-Import Bank (www.exim.gov), US Small Business Administration (www.sba.gov) (July 2011)

Employee Hiring / Recruiting / Training Resources

Agency / Phone

Programs and Services

California Employment Training Panel
(916) 327-5586
edu@etp.ca.gov
The Employment Training Panel (ETP) is a business and labor supported state agency that assists employers in strengthening their competitive edge by providing funds to off-set the costs of job skills training necessary to maintain high-performance workplaces.
Sutter County One Stop
(530) 822-5120

Sutter County One Stop is a multi-faceted organization.We provide adult education, interview skills, training, career and employment counseling, advanced job search capabilities, and assistance with career placement. We provide professional business services to many employers and businesses throughout Sutter County.

  • Recruiting
  • Conference and Interview Facilities
  • Business Seminars and Workshops
  • Testing and Assessment Services
  • Customized Training
  • On-The-Job Training
  • Lay-off Assistance
  • Labor Market Information
Yuba Community College District
(530) 822-0164
contracted@yccd.edu

Office of Contract Education: The college district is an active partner with area businesses and industries to expand the knowledge base for increased competitiveness and an improved quality of life for all residents. Through its economic and workforce development programs, the college district delivers proven instructional services that yield workforce improvements.

  • On-site custom training - Target Training for Business Prosperity
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Classes for credit or not-for-credit
  • Coaches, instructors and facilitators with practical, current real world skills and knowledge
  • Measurable outcomes with employee self-reliance
  • On-site flexible training schedule

Source: California Employment Training Panel (www.etp.ca.gov), Sutter County One-Stop (www.sutteronestop.com), Yuba Community College District (www.yccd.edu) (July 2011)


Local Industry / Business Associations

Organization / Phone

Programs and Services

Yuba City Downtown Association
(530) 755-1620

The Yuba Community College District can deliver on-site training solutions for any size company. We offer customized workshops, seminars and classes (college credit or not-for-credit) to increase your employees’ skill level. Results may meet and/ or exceed your business goals. Below are a few activities:

  • Farmers Market
  • Christmas Stroll
  • Garden Club

Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce
(530) 743-6501

The Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce focuses on core competencies of business retention and expansion, community building, legislative advocacy and membership services. Members have a variety of networking opportunities through the Chamber; we offer seminars and classes and advocate for a strong economy and sound business practices through the Government Affairs Committee.

The Chamber of Commerce assists local economic development agencies in promoting the Yuba-Sutter business community and advocates for a strong local economy. To achieve that mission we promote the needs and concerns of businesses; we develop new business resources and disseminate important information on business development services.

Yuba Sutter Farm Bureau
(530) 673-6550

Serves to unite the farmers of the two-county region,promote and protect common interests. The Farm Bureau fosters the development of commodity marketing and purchase of farm supplies on a cooperative nonprofit basis.

North State Building Industry Association
(530) 671-3918

The North State Building industry Association is a community-based organization of builders and associates committed to leading the industry and ensuring its integrity by working together to:

  • Provide education and resources for our members and the public
  • Promote well-planned, growing communities through responsible development, and
  • Give back to the community through the collective strengths and talents of its members

BIA provides the following services and events:

  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Morning Briefing - a weekly email update on issues affecting the industry
  • BIA Buzz E-Newsletter
  • Business Exchange Breakfast - member networking event
  • Business Exchange Breakfast Book - lists building projects, supplies, and services offered by subcontractor and associate members
  • North State Builder - the BIA's bi-monthy publication of member news
  • Golf Tournaments - for members only
  • Home Tour - every October, annual public tour showcases the region's newest homes
  • Sales events for networking and professional development
Source: Yuba City Downtown Association (www.yubacitydowntown.com), Yuba-Sutter Chamber of Commerce (www.yubasutterchamber.com), Yuba-Sutter Farm Bureau (www.yubasutter.cfbf.com), North State Building Industry Association (www.northstatebia.org) (July 2011)

State and Federal Resources
Agency / Phone Programs and Services

CalBizCentral

CalBizCentral from CalChamber is your one-stop shop for products that answer California and federal labor law and HR questions, alleviate confusion, and save you time and money so you can get back to business.
California Business Portal Sponsored by the California Economic Development Partnership, this website provides a portal to a number of resources for starting, growing, financing, expanding or relocating a business in California. The Partnership includes the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, California Department of Food & Agriculture, and the California Labor & Workforce Development Agency. The portal seeks to simplify the path to the resources you need. These resources are provided by a myriad of public and private sources, from State and federal agencies to local private non-profit organizations, all of which are accessible to you here, simply by clicking through the portal's pages.

California Employment Development Department

 

The California Employment Development Department (EDD) offers a wide variety of services to millions of Californians under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance (UI), State Disability Insurance (SDI), Workforce Investment, and Labor Market Information programs. As California's largest tax collection agency, EDD also handles the audit and collection of payroll taxes and maintains employment records for more than 17 million California workers.

California Department of Finance

 

The Department of Finance prepares reports on matters that have an impact on California — from the demographic make-up of the people of California; to short and long-term financial plans for infrastructure improvements; to financial audits and performance reviews of state agencies, programs, and projects.

California Franchise Tax Board

 

The Franchise Tax Board is responsible for administering two of California's major tax programs: Personal Income Tax and the Corporation Tax and the California Enterprise Program.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEA produces economic accounts statistics that enable government and business decision-makers, researchers, and the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. To do this, BEA collects source data, conducts research and analysis, develops and implements estimation methodologies, and disseminates statistics to the public.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other Federal agencies, State and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

USDA Rural Development
Ron Tackett, Area Director
(530) 533-4401

USDA Rural Development in California is a one-stop service center that responds to the critical economic needs of rural towns, business entrepreneurs and rural residents and offers the Business and Cooperative Program.

Source: California Chamber of Commerce (www.calchamber.com/store), Governor's Office of Economic Development CalBIS (www.business.ca.gov), California Employment Development Department (www.edd.ca.gov), California Department of Finance (www.dof.ca.gov), California Franchise Tax Board (www.ftb.ca.gov), US Bureau of Economic Analysis (www.bea.gov), US Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), USDA Rural Development (www.rurdev.usda.gov/ca) (July 2011)

Conference Facilities

Name / Phone

Meeting Rooms

Food Service

Audio/Visual

Gauche Aquatic Park
(530) 822-4655

One multi-purpose room
with ability to partition
Occupancy: 59

Concession or
Catering

Conference line
Television with DVD Player
Bonanza Inn Magnuson Grand
(530) 674-8824

6 rooms
theater, classroom,
or banquet seating
Occupancy: 15 to 400

Full Catering Services

High-speed Internet access wireless and hard-wired
Hampton Inn & Suites
(530) 751-1714

2 rooms
Occupancy: 62

Catering

Equipment Rental
Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds
(530) 674-1280

5 Exhibit Halls
3,400 to 16,000 sq.ft.
for Assembly and Dining
Occupancy:200 to 2,300

Full Kitchen Facilities

Audio Equipment
Sutter County Veterans' Hall
(530) 822-7410 ext 7

Main Hall, Auditorium
Occupancy: 400 to 640

Kitchen, BBQ,
and Grilling Facilities

n/a
Source: Gauche Aquatic Park (www.gap.yubacity.net), Bonanza Inn (www.bonanzainnyc.com), Hampton Inn & Suites (www.hamptoninn.com), Yuba Sutter Fairgrounds (www.ysfair.com), Sutter County Veterans' Hall (www.co.sutter.ca.us) (July 2011)