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Economic Development


Chico is the haven for innovation and entrepreneurship in the North State.

As a university community, Chico brings together the educational entities, the City, and community resources to assist entrepreneurs and businesses to invest in Chico and create career opportunities that yield a high quality of life.

Chico is a magnet to individuals seeking an environment where you can live, work, and play while enjoying unparalleled access to outdoor recreation and the social spirit of a vibrant community. 

For population, labor, and employment data for Chico see the California Community & Place Based Data Tool.

Through the City Manager’s Office, the City provides development assistance to businesses and individuals looking to locate or expand their business in Chico.   

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