Our Mission

2015 Northstate Economic Forecast Conference

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 @ Gold Country Event Center, Oroville CA

Early bird registration has opened.  Register here today

To learn more about the preliminary agenda, speakers, and breakout sessions, visit the event website here.

2014 California State University, Chico Service Region Profile

The 2014 University Profile is a snapshot of the twelve county CSU, Chico service region. Defined by the twelve counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, and Yuba, this region plays a vital role in California’s economy with its agriculture products, manufacturing, timber resources, and recreation opportunities.

In addition to conferring degrees, CSU, Chico plays an important role by providing jobs and income, technical assistance, and community outreach, as well as serving as a regional arts and cultural center. It also provides a place where community residents receive a quality, affordable education while remaining in Northern California.  A high priority of California State University, Chico is to affirm the role of the university as the anchor institution of the region, strengthening links to organizations and communities within Northern California. This is accomplished through supporting and expanding internships, education, and service programs for students and community members.

This document provides a socio-economic overview of the twelve county service region and acts as a bridge to connect the university with the surrounding communities of Northern California.

2014 Economic Scorecard

The 2014 Economic Scorecard is an objective, data driven, document that examines 24 indices and ranks nine regions on their scores in five different categories ranging from economic activity to quality of place while still providing an overall ranking of the regions and comparing them to the national average. The nine examined regions represent parts of five states but we have put a special emphasis on the four regions of the Northern Sacramento Valley, including the Tri County Region, Redding MSA, Yuba City MSA, and Sacramento MSA. The other examined regions are Medford MSA, Reno MSA, Boise MSA, Portland MSA, and Fresno MSA.

Finding Business Resources in Chico

Utilize the Chico Business Services Guide today to help clear your path to services ranging from business planning to venture capital, and organizations that will help facilitate your idea, growth plans and connections to resources.