A multi-disciplined organization, the Chamber membership roster includes representatives from all sectors of the business community. Chamber members play an active role in community events, programs and restoration efforts through a variety of committees.
Founded in 1991, the Economic Development Coalition is a private/public partnership that promotes Southwest California regional economic development through business retention and development, job opportunities, and related economic growth. The EDC is dedicated to expanding the competitive position of the regional businesses in a global economy.
Its mission is to enhance business retention and development by promoting economic growth and positive business environment that enables the sustained economic success of the region. Southwest California companies rely on the EDC to take a leadership role in economic development, with the primary focus on creating a rich, sustainable economy that provides high-wage jobs.
Tax information – for personnel, self-employment, etc.
Licensing and permit information
Government procurement – doing business with federal, state and local agencies.
Small Business Loan Guarantee Programallows a business to not only acquire a loan it could not otherwise obtain, but also to establish a favorable credit history with a lender so that the business may obtain future financing on its own.
U.S. Small Business Administration offers a wide range of services and programs for small businesses, as well as links to other government agencies. This includes offering loans and grants for small businesses.