Leveraging multiple organizations to support economic development
New and expanding businesses in Chico are fortunate to have at their fingertips a variety of economic and workforce development organizations to assist them along their journey. Recognizing the importance of collaboration and efficiency, the City of Chico took the lead in the creation of a coalition of providers to evaluate and respond to the specific needs of local businesses. This coalition is Team Chico.
Team Chico strives to assist Chico in becoming a top-rated California location for business and careers. The organization is committed to creating opportunities for investment-in and expansion-of local businesses resulting in positive economic growth for our community. In an effort to support this goal, the organization has established five major initiatives which will be the organization’s focus for 2022.
Initiatives to support the organizational goals include the following:
- Business Outreach Program
- Resource Information Development and Distribution
- Labor Pool Development
- Data Tools
- Community Experience/Branding
Team Chico collaborative organizations include: Alliance for Workforce Development, Butte College, Butte College The Training Place, Butte College Small Business Development Center, Chico Chamber of Commerce, Chico State University, Downtown Chico Business Association, Explore Butte County, North State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, North State Planning and Development Collective, and 3CORE.