Our Mission

15th Annual Economic Forecast Conference
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 @ Gold Country Event Center, Oroville CA Presenters:

Dr. Robert Eyler, Professor of Economics, Sonoma State University, Emergence and Growth in 2015-17 - Presentation (PDF)

Dr. Jaana Remes, McKinsey Global Institute, Global Forces: Northern California in an evolving world - Presentation (PDF)

Jake Soberal, CEO of Bitwise Industries, The mothership of technological education, collaboration, and innovation in Fresno - Presentation (PDF)

2015 Economic Scorecard

Take a look at the 2015 Economic Scorecard that was released to the attendees of the 15th Annual Economic Forecast Conference. The 2015 booklet is our 5th annual scorecard and will give insight into which communities has progressed or regressed in our rankings over the past five years.

If you are unfamiliar with the scorecard, it is an objective, data driven, document that examines 24 indices and ranks nine regions on their scores. Indices are broken into 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 Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Yuba City MSA, and Sacramento MSA. The other examined regions are Medford MSA, Reno MSA, Boise MSA, Portland MSA, and Fresno MSA.

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.

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.