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The City received a $400,000 EPA grant for the purpose of helping eligible property owners and prospective purchasers assess potential environmental contamination on vacant under-utilized sites. Click here for more information. 
  
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The Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce and City of Rancho Cordova are partnering to conduct a telephone survey of local businesses. You might be contacted by Moore Information or Viewpoint to answer a few questions about doing business in Rancho Cordova.

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Economic Vitality E-News
 

Spring 2015

Strategies for Success in Today's Economy
  
The California State Board of Equalization hosts a free small business seminar and resource expo on Thursday, June 4th. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive.
  
Seminar topics include:
  • Avoiding Common Sales and Use Tax Problems
  • Forms of Ownership
  • Better Business through Better Records
  • Employee or Independent Contractor?
  • Tips to Growing Your Business
  • Alternative Financing and Capital
  
The event is sponsored by George Runner, Vice Chair of California State Board of Equalization 1st District, Senator Tom Berryhill, Senator Jim Nielsen, Assemblyman Ken Cooley, City of Rancho Cordova, and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce.
  
Register online here or call 1-888-847-9652.
New Water Regulations Impact Businesses
  

The City of Rancho Cordova is partnering with its local water providers to help save water during the drought. The State Water Resources Control Board has adopted new regulations that require a 25% reduction in statewide water use.

 

As part of this plan, the Board has enacted new regulations that impact Rancho Cordova businesses.

 

For Restaurants: Eating or drinking establishments shall only serve water when the customer requests it. Eating or drinking establishments include but are not limited to restaurants, hotels, cafes, cafeterias, bars, or other public places where food or drink are served and/or purchased.

For Hotels: Operators of hotels and motels shall provide guests with the option of choosing not to have towels and linens laundered daily. The hotel or motel shall prominently display notice of this option in each guest room.

 

For All Businesses: Outdoor watering has been limited to 1 to 2 days per week depending on your water provider, and watering days have been designated depending on your address. Each water provider will also ask businesses to reduce their watering by a specific percentage to meet state regulations. Click here for watering restrictions.

 

For Businesses with Self-Supplied Water: Commercial, industrial and institutional properties that are not served by a water supplier (or are self-supplied, such as by a groundwater well) also must either reduce water use by 25% or restrict outdoor irrigation to no more than two days per week. No reporting is required but these properties must maintain documentation of their water use and practices.

 

If you have any questions, please contact your water provider. Click here for contact information and conservation resources.

 

Are you saving water during the drought? We want to highlight you as a #DroughtChamp in Rancho Cordova! Email adownton@cityofranchocordova.org with your story, and your business could be featured on social media.

Valley Vision Webinar

 

Valley Vision recently hosted a webinar on Business Resiliency in the Capital Region. The webinar addressed ways resiliency planning can be of major economic benefit to help the Sacramento Region's business community prepare for potential disasters and help preserve its economy after a disaster strikes.

 

Valley Vision launched an 18-month Capital Region Business Resiliency Initiative (BRI) in October 2014 to help increase awareness and preparedness for business continuity risks faced by small and medium enterprises in the Region.  

 

Resources about the Initiative including a webinar recording and presentation are available by clicking here.

World Trade Center Northern California Implements Export Plan
 

The World Trade Center Northern California (NorCalWTC) was founded to help your business export into other countries by providing education, resources, and connections. Last year, the organization produced the California Capital Region Export Plan, a tool to assist our region in growing our economy through an increase in global trade. In 2015, it is moving forward in implementing key aspects of the Plan and economic development programs for the region.

 

The organization hosts its 18th Annual International Business Luncheon on Thursday, May 28th at the Sacramento Convention Center. Registration may still be available by clicking here.

 

Click here to learn how you can help implement the Plan and resources available to your business.

Now Open
  • Smile Kingdom Dental (2340 Sunrise Blvd, #25)
  • Universal Wholesale Corp. (2901 Sunrise Blvd, Suite 100)
  • Lockdown Brewing Company Tasting Room (11327 Trade Center Dr)
  • Sportsman's Warehouse (2344 Sunrise Blvd)
  • BareBones Workwear (2340 Sunrise Blvd)
  • Smart & Final Extra! (2344 Sunrise Blvd)
  • Pet Club (2344 Sunrise Blvd)
  • Karaoke Gangnam Style (10971 Olson Dr)
  • Standards of Excellence (11340 White Rock Rd)
  • Premier Performance Training (9980 Horn Rd)
  • Results Batting Cages (Horn Rd)
Under Construction
  • Gianelli's Appliances & Supplies (10473 Folsom Blvd, #1) - Grand opening 5/30

  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Zinfandel Dr and Olson Dr)

  • Skechers (Zinfandel Dr at Olson Dr)

  • Rancho Cordova Los Rios Campus (Mather Field and Folsom Blvd)

  • KP International Market Caf? and Outdoor Patio Area (Olson Dr)

  • Pieology Pizzeria (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

  • Great Clips (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

  • Chipotle (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

  • Chick-fil-A (Coloma Rd and Sunrise Blvd)

  • Argonaut Brewing Company (11366 Monier Park Pl)

  • Ulta Beauty (Rancho Cordova Town Center - next to Target)

  • Mediterranean BBQ & Grill (Capital Village)

  • Fitness Evolution (2810 Zinfandel Dr)

  • Cordova High School Performing Arts Center (2230 Chase Dr)

  • Mather Veterans Village (Mather Commerce Center)

Our Economic Development Team wants to hear from you!

 

Give us a call with any opportunities to locate or expand your business in Rancho Cordova. We are here to help your business grow and thrive and to partner with you to solve problems. How we can assist:

  • Site selection
  • Single point of contact through development process
  • Small business and financing resources
  • Sewer credits
  • Development impact fee deferral

 

City of Rancho Cordova

Economic Development Department

2729 Prospect Park Drive, 2nd Floor

Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
(916) 851-8780

econdev@cityofranchocordova.org
 
 

Curt Haven, Economic Development Director

(916) 851-8781 chaven@cityofranchocordova.org

 

Amanda Norton, Economic Development Manager

(916) 851-8783 anorton@cityofranchocordova.org