A network of commitment dedicated to California’s manufacturing success.
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Butte Community College The Training Place
Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico
Grow Manufacturing Initiative
Manufacture: San Jose
Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative (SVMI)
Fresno Business Council
San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA)
The PDC of Glendale Community College
Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC)
El Camino College Center for Customized Training
San Bernardino Community College District
As Northern California continues to grow demographically and economically, the Center for Economic Development (CED) at CSU, Chico is committed to helping communities prepare and plan for future growth. Helping communities and businesses in planning, community development, employment generation, natural resource management, workforce development, alternative energy advancement, and leadership training is the CED’s goal.
Additionally, CED provides services to emerging and existing manufacturers in California. Specifically, CED engages with North State food and beverage manufacturers to provide one-on-one technical assistance in the areas of food safety regulatory compliance, targeted marketing assistance, and loan preparation services.
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) is part of a statewide network of economic development agencies which provide business assistance and attraction programs, economic research, economic and policy analysis, and public policy leadership; and is considered an expert in economic and business development that can directly benefit manufacturers.
LAEDC’s services include technical assistance, location and relocation services, educational workshops, as well as information regarding state tax credit programs and other resources available to businesses.
The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC) is a consortium of 11 Northern California Counties established to address the needs of job seekers and businesses in the region which supports a diverse economy, including manufacturing and agriculture. NoRTEC is the host organization for the Grow Manufacturing Initiative (GMI) and together they work to build a stronger manufacturing sector through alignment of industry needs with education and workforce strategies.
GMI assists emerging and existing manufacturers by providing information & referrals to resources, supporting networking events and organizing the annual North State Manufacturing Expo. GMI also coordinates with educators to train teachers on current technology, contributes to the development of curriculum for 8th – 12th grade students and organizes student tours of manufacturing plants.
In 1993, a small group of business leaders came together to apply their entrepreneurial spirit to critical issues affecting Fresno, and the Fresno Business Council was born.
Through the years, our members have impacted every sector of our community, from education to land use and just about everything in between. We have convened, collaborated, initiated and advised - and every one of us has been changed by our experiences. As we have grown, so has our passion and commitment to the Fresno Valley region.
The FBC has been and continues to be a key collaborating organization with scores of local, regional and state entities which are focusing efforts on creating economic prosperity for individuals and businesses in the state.
Fresno Business Council is the host organization for the San Joaquin Valley Manufacturing Alliance (SJVMA) and together they work to build a stronger manufacturing sector through alignment of industry needs with education and workforce strategies.
SJVMA works closely with business organizations, educational institutions, government and manufacturing companies to build a globally competitive workforce, create manufacturing excellence in the region, positively impact all levels of education and be an advocate for manufacturing in the region. SJMA provides information, resources; conducts meetings; organizes an annual manufacturing summit; connects employers with contract education training, and actively supports the growth of internships and apprenticeship programs.
The primary focus of the Professional Development Center (PDC) of Glendale Community College is to expand on the college’s mission by investing in State of California’s economic growth and helping improve employees’ job skills by means of providing customized courses and training. PDC is committed to the success of businesses it serves and provides support through premier business and industry-specific training, workforce development and contributing to a highly skilled and productive workforce in the region.
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