Placer County Office of Economic Development

SEDCorp launches regional broadband initiative

At the Sierra Economic Development Corporation in Auburn, CEO Brent Smith is on a mission. He’d like to see broadband available to every household in his four-and-a-half county ...

Conference to provide look into franchising

Franchising expert Cari Lyn Vinci walks her clients through the process from personality assessment to obtaining financing and choosing the right business. Now she’s looking forw ...

Grant encourages low-income families to purchase more locally grown produce

Grant funding will soon give low- income families greater access and incentive to purchase locally grown produce. Carol Arnold, general manager of the Foothill Farmers Market Asso ...

Packing shed to put chill on food

A new facility in Penryn will offer a much-needed service to agriculture producers at the same time rejuvenating a part of Placer County history. Keith and Karin Sinclair, who ope ...

Placer County studying economic development

A project that began in late April will develop a strategy for future economic development in Placer County. The study, commissioned by the Placer County Office of Economic Develo ...

Resources address needs of small-business owners

The bleak economy hasn’t put a damper on those seeking to start a business. At least that’s the impression based on the visitors to the Sierra College Small Business Developmen ...

Help is out there for eager job seekers

Placer County’s unemployment rate was 6.9 percent for August and September, according to statistics from the California Employment Development Department. Statewide, unemployment ...