Our Partners

  1. Local Partners

Alliance for Workforce Development (AFWD)

AFWD provides a place where partnering agencies can support local businesses with resources and tools. Their Business Services team makes it easy for you to gain access to these tools that support a strong workforce. Their goal is to connect businesses with qualified, motivated candidates through a comprehensive range of solutions, offered at no cost to employers.

Contact Information for AFWD:

Western County:

988 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949


Eastern County: 

10879 Donner Pass Rd, STE A Truckee CA 96161



Nevada County Economic Resource Council (NCERC)

The Nevada County Economic Resource Council supports a combination of initiatives to develop, retain, and attract workforce talent and business to Nevada County.  A flourishing and connected business community are the keys to economic growth.  The NCERC will work to establish a positive operating environment for entrepreneurial startups, existing businesses, and new businesses that possess shared alignment with Nevada County’s attributes.

Contact Information for NCERC:

336 Crown Point Circle, Suite D, Grass Valley, CA 96945




Sierra Business Council (SBC)

SBC is a nonprofit organization with a mission to catalyze and demonstrate innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada. They work to support strong local economies and small businesses and have on-the-ground programs and projects that are designed to bring proactive change to the Sierra Nevada region. 

Contact Information for SBC:

10183 Truckee Airport Rd202, Truckee, CA 96161




Sierra Business Development Center (SBDC)

SBDC is a program of Sierra Business Council working to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools and insights to start, grow, and pivot their businesses. With unparalleled access to no-cost expertise from entrepreneurs who have seen it all, Sierra SBDC provides small businesses with the solutions they seek and the confidence they need to realize their dreams.

Contact Information for SBDC:

10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee, CA 96161




Sierra Commons

Founded in 2009, Sierra Commons is the Sierra Nevada’s first co-working space and the only 501c3 non-profit co-working facility in Nevada County. Sierra Commons helps entrepreneurs overcome their fears and embrace success by welcoming people into a supportive community, providing heart-forward business education, and connecting business owners with high-value resources. They provide a highly successful Business Ignitor Course that helps entrepreneurs kick start their businesses, and they offer co-working spaces and a meeting space rental.

Contact Information for Sierra Commons:

792 Searls Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959



  1. Local Chambers and Business Associations
  1. Other Partners