2018 Program Successes

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4 Feb 2019


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Tehama County Economic Development had a busy and successful 2018, and we are working hard to build on the success for a great 2019.  Here is a quick reminder of what we worked on last year:

  • Worked with nine business leads: including seven new businesses and two locally expanding businesses

  • Senate Bill 1259, put forward by Senator Nielsen sponsored by Tehama County was signed into law permitting a wayfinding sign to the Manton wineries 

  • Collaborated with USDA on the possibility to include a kitchen incubator at the Red Bluff Community Center kitchen, allowing the kitchen more frequent use, and providing local entrepreneur a place to make homemade goods for sale, a project we will continue into 2019

  • Continued work on broadband including organizing a tour of Rancho Tehama for the California Northeastern California Connect Consortium (NECCC)

  • Continued work on infrastructure development including an extensive survey of Tehama County infrastructure needs for Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)

  • Completed 2 of 2 RFI’s Tehama County economic development received from The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

  • Supported the Tehama County Planning Department on the M1 zoning update and wedding venue zoning providing easier to understand zoning regulations for business owners

  • Welcomed approximately 40 business leaders to a meeting in August with USDA Director Kim Vann, GO-Biz, RCRC, and Assemblyman Gallagher

  • Business development event in collaboration with Cornerstone Community Bank in February

  • Worked with Golden Shovel to migrate an improved website platform for www.Tehama4Business.org

  • Continued to enhance marketing the Tehama County brand: a recent post about Ross generated 45 shares and reached over 5,000 people, our quarterly newsletters continue to see increasing open and click-throughs, and the new blog published 14 unique posts

  • Interviewed 40 local business owners from a diverse array of industries

 

In 2019 we plan to bring together business leaders for a second in-depth discussion about economic development in Tehama County.  Embark on a series of videos highlighting workforce development in Tehama County. And continue to work with our state and federal partners on issues of infrastructure, broadband, and an incubator kitchen.

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