Outside Programs, Resources, & Services for Businesses


The Office of Economic Development 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.

Look through this section to find numerous local, regional, state, and other public and private resources which can provide assistance for your business.

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 The following local programs are available to assist Roseville-area businesses.

Ability Matters - A guide to employing qualified people with disabilities California has the most diverse population in the United States, and people with disabilities represent the single largest and most diverse minority, providing a major untapped source of qualified job candidates. "Ability Matters" is a free resource guide created by PRIDE Industries for businesses interested in learning more about employing qualified people with disabilities. PRIDE's goal is to help companies gain a competitive edge through inclusion and diversity.

AccessPoint SACTO received a grant from the Sacramento Employment Training Agency to develop a brochure outlining all the federal, state, and local programs that are available to businesses in the areas of financial, technical and workforce-related assistance. The intent of the brochure is that it serve as a resource to the businesses in our community. Their hope is to get the brochure into the hands of as many businesses in the region as possible so that they can avail themselves of programs or assistance to help them through this difficult economic time. 

The Federal Technology Center (FTC)  The mission of The Federal Technology Center (The FTC) is to promote economic development by facilitating technology transfer between government and the private sector, and by helping small businesses successfully compete for government contracts. (916) 334.9388

Micro-Loan Guarantee Program California Capital is dedicated to promoting small business growth by providing financing to businesses. The purpose of the Micro-Loan Guarantee Program is to provide a means to offer small loans of $35,000 or less to businesses unable to obtain financing simply by virtue of the amount of the loan requested. The focus of this program includes, but is not limited to women, minorities, disabled persons, and businesses in enterprise zones. (916) 442-1729

Northern California World Trade Center The 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.

The Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization (SACTO) is the six-county Sacramento Region's headquarters for business and economic development. As the region's leading facilitator of economic development, SACTO ensures the region's prosperity and global competitiveness by bringing together the organizations, information and resources in the pursuit of quality jobs, talent and investment to the region. Established in 1975, SACTO is a private, non-profit and member-supported economic development organization. SACTO has been involved in nearly every major new company location to the area and instrumental in the recruitment of some of the world's most prestigious companies, including HP, Intel and NEC Electronics. Combining research, professional economic development practices and member guidance, SACTO's efforts have generated hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in the region's economy.

Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance (SARTA) (916) 447-7399 SARTA is a tech-focused 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2001 to support entrepreneurial programs, companies and technology investment throughout Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

Sacramento Area Sustainable Business Businesses in Placer County have the opportunity to certify “green” improvements and business practices in the areas of energy and water efficiency, solid waste recycling and reduction, green transportation and pollution prevention (air and water). The program is free to participating businesses, 100 percent voluntary and certifying businesses receive a certificate and a window placard to display at their place of business.

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce As the largest and most influential business organization in the Sacramento region, the Metro Chamber champions positions on a range of issues from small business and regulatory affairs to transportation, workforce development, and flood protection. The Metro Chamber believes that issues impacting our economy and quality of life are regional in nature, crossing political and jurisdictional boundaries. They encourage a cooperative approach to address and solve important issues.

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 Administration Tools for Online Success Google and the Small Business Administration have partnered to educate local businesses about how to succeed online. Each video describes how a small business owner successfully uses the internet to grow his or her business. It's important to be where your customers are...online!

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.

UC Davis InnovationAccess formerly Technology Industry Alliances / UC Davis CONNECT, is part of the Office of Research. We provide services that connect research to the marketplace and are focused specifically on protecting and commercializing intellectual property, and fostering entrepreneurship within the campus community.





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The following regional programs are available to assist Roseville-area businesses.

Business Advantage Network The Business Advantage Network is a team of highly dedicated and professional business and workforce development staff serving the needs of Placer County businesses. This team will provide a variety of services to help a business in their expansion, retention and relocation plans. They provide information on free services for recruitment, training and incentives. The Business Advantage Network welcomes the opportunity to tour and speak with local employers.

Golden Sierra Job Training Agency The Golden Sierra One-Stop Career Center system is available to employers and job seekers alike. The purpose of the system is two-fold. It is designed to provide workforce preparation services to job seekers increasing the employment, employment retention, and earnings of the local workforce. In addition, the One-Stops are to provide services to businesses that will enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the local and regional economy. (916) 652-0933

Placer County Office of Economic Development The 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. (530) 889-4016

Roseville Chamber of Commerce Located at 650 Douglas Blvd. in Roseville, the Roseville Chamber provides a wide variety of programs and services to support businesses of all sizes in the South Placer Region. The Roseville Chamber of Commerce 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. (916) 783-8136

Sierra College Customized Workforce Training & Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT)
The customized workforce training is geared towards small businesses, as well as medium to larger employers. Training is conducted at the worksite in such areas as technical training, supervision/management, computer applications, and core business skills, as well as many others. CACT is a free service geared towards small to medium manufacturers, focusing on process improvement training and workshops. (916) 781-6245.

Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) The Sierra Economic Development Corporation (SEDCorp) assists businesses by providing information in the following areas; federal and state funding, federal and state loan programs, bidding for state projects, import/export marketing, socio-economic data and trends, and other information resources for the business community. They also provide Micro-loans up to $35,000 for qualifying businesses. (530) 823-4703

SkillsMatch from Prove It! SkillsMatch provides skills and behavioral assessments for clerical, software, technical, call center, industrial, financial, legal, medical, and other professions. SkillsMatch works with the Golden Sierra One-Stop Career Center System to help empower the local workforce.

South Placer Employer Advisory Council The 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. (916) 774-4033





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The following state programs are available to assist Roseville-area businesses.


California Employment Advisory Council (Foothills area) The Foothill Employer Advisory Council to the Employment Development Department is committed to providing opportunities for information resources, networking, education and services, strengthening the links between EDD and employers and facilitating local economic growth that benefits the community. They contribute to and support local programs for education as well as the employment and the quality of life of military veterans.

California Investment Guide The 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 The purpose of this program is to encourage local banks and non-bank lenders to make small to medium-sized business loans that are not traditionally bankable by providing the lender with additional security for a credit request in the form of a guarantee, which serves as an incentive to approve a commercial credit request it might not normally consider.

CalJobs Program operated by the California Employment Development Department that 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.

Employment Development Department The California 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. A One-Stop Career Center is located in Roseville at 115 Ascot Drive Ste# 180.  (916) 865-2440.

Employment Training Panel The Employment Training Panel (ETP) assists businesses in acquiring and retraining skilled workers by subsidizing employer training for individuals who have exhausted their unemployment insurance. (530) 889-4061

  • CalWORKs The CalWORKs program offers employers the opportunity to recruit potential employees from a resource of newly trained individuals. Placer County CalWORKs maintains a pool of 600-800 individuals who are ready for work. Employer Tax Credit is available to businesses that hire CalWORKs clients. In certain cases, CalWORKs can provide the tools necessary for new employees to do their job as well as to receive transportation and child-care assistance. There are no charges to employers or clients. (530) 889-4061
  • The Business Advantage The Business Advantage Network is a group of local Workforce Development professionals who combine their resources to meet the needs of Placer County businesses and job seekers. Twice a year they provide free job fairs to support the business community and job seekers in Placer County. Throughout the year they offer free, on-going support to businesses by providing services for recruitment; training and financial incentives such as partial wage reimbursements and tax credits for hiring qualified individuals. Business Development representatives are available to take information on job opening and to spread the word to qualified job seekers through their network of dedicated professionals. Individual hiring events and interview space can also be arranged through the network to meet the needs of small and large businesses. (530) 889-4090 or (530) 886-4641

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. (916) 322-0694.