Focus on Business:
Updates From City Hall
Share Your Love Local Decal
The Citrus Heights Chamber is visiting our local businesses handing out our Love Local window decals.
 
By displaying your Love Local decal, you are letting our community know that when they make the conscious decision to shop local they are directly investing in our community!
 

If you have not received a Love Local decal and you would like to, please email us at LoveLocal@citrusheights.net

Share Your Businesses Love Local Decal:
  1. Put your Love Local decal in a highly visible place (window, door, near the register).
  2. Snap a photo of your decal, business signage, and/or a product or service you offer.
  3. Email photos to LoveLocal@CitrusHeights.net, along with links to your business social media handles that you would like us to tag.
  4. Follow the City's social media pages (so you can share our post of your business!)
Locations Needed for Voting Centers
Sacramento County is looking for business owners, community organizations, school districts, and government facilities to host Vote Center locations!
 
Sacramento County is required, by law, to provide 84 Vote Centers for the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election. The County currently has 53 confirmed locations.
Vote Centers will be available open October 31 – November 3. Any space, no matter how large or small will be considered.
 
County representatives would like to confirm locations by August 28 to be included in the County Voter Information Guide.

If you are interested in hosting a Sacramento County Vote Center please contact Elections Office at PrecinctOperations@saccounty.net or call 916-875-6451 for further information
As temperatures climb, please remember to keep yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your pets cool! The City also reminds neighbors to check on seniors and those with mobility issues at least twice a day during extreme temperatures.

If you or someone you know need a place to stay cool, please visit the City’s Cooling Center at the Community Center (6300 Fountain Square Drive). This service is open to the public to help our community avoid heat-related illness during the hottest times of the day. The City of Citrus Heights Cooling Center will be open Friday, August 14 through August 21 from noon to 6:00 p.m.

We are asking our community members to share this information with anyone who needs it.
Free SizeUp Business Marketing Tool
The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) has created a FREE tool for businesses to analyze competitive benchmarks, find customers, pinpoint advertising locations, and locate suppliers and competitors.

GSEC is providing free access for businesses to intelligence and market research data so companies can make smarter decisions.
California Competes Tax Credit
The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California.

Businesses of any industry, size, or location compete for over $180 million available in tax credits by applying in one of the three application periods each year. Applicants will be analyzed based on twelve different factors of evaluation, including number of full-time jobs being created, amount of investment, and strategic importance to the state or region.

For fiscal year 2019-2020, GO-Biz will accept applications for the California Competes Tax Credit during the following periods:
  • July 27, 2020 – August 17, 2020
  • January 4, 2021 – January 25, 2021
  • March 8, 2021 – March 29, 2021
Small Business Administration
Paycheck Protection Program FAQ
While the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) closed on August 8, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is continuing to assist business owners with submitted applications navigate related questions. View the latest FAQ complied by the SBA for borrowers and lenders currently participating in the program.
NorCal Small Business Development Center Resources
In partnership with the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC), we want to work to provide technical assistance to small business owners in the form of no-cost consulting and workshop-style training. The main goals of the SBDC are to assist start-up and established businesses in a variety of areas.

The Norcal SBDC can help with applying for relief, guiding businesses through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage, and more - at no cost. Visit the NorCal SBDC COVID-19 webpage for resources and information to help businesses navigate concerns.

For more information on the SBDC, please visit their website
Temporary Outdoor Program
The City’s Temporary Outdoor Program (TOP) relaxes regulations concerning use of outdoor spaces for RESTAURANT and RETAIL businesses.

City staff have created an easy-to-follow guide, providing detailed information and allowing businesses to self-certify.

Businesses wishing to participate should closely follow the guidelines provided.

To view the complete Temporary Outdoor Program guidelines, please click here. For questions regarding this program, please contact the Planning Division at (916) 727-4740 or Planning@CitrusHeights.net.
Share Your Business Expertise
The City is encouraging the community to #LoveLocal and #LearnLocal. We are collecting how-to videos and tutorials from you, our local businesses, to get the word out about your business and help build your rapport with our community.
 
Videos should be short, and explain something within your industry that our community would be interested in learning. They can be filmed on a smartphone, and should be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar platform, for easy sharing! Send a link to your video to LoveLocal@CitrusHeights.net.

If you have questions regarding video creation, please contact our Economic Development Division.