Economic Development

Experience the Butte County Advantage: Butte County, California is a place of natural beauty with countless opportunities for recreation in both rural and urban environments. The County is committed to protecting and enhancing agriculture as the backbone of the local economy and for the open spaces that make Butte County a beautiful place to live and work.

Doing Business

Butte County has a culture of supporting business innovation and business growth. Our strong entrepreneurial community is enhanced by access to Chico State and Butte Community College.

Why do business in Butte County?

  • Easy market access just 90 miles north of Sacramento and 3 hours from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Diversified, skilled labor force with an approximate laborshed of 176,716 individuals
  • Innovative partnerships with Chico State and Butte Community College
  • Streamlined permitting process and development assistance from knowledgeable, helpful staff
  • Lower cost of doing business
  • High quality of life

Help Starting, Expanding or Locating in Butte County

Resources are available throughout Butte County for businesses that are starting, expanding current operations, or wishing to locate here.

  • The Business Resources page has a full list of organizations and government offices providing assistance to local businesses at every stage of development
  • Development assistance is available to businesses located in Butte County
  • Butte County has streamlined the commercial permitting process. Visit the Permitting and Licensing page for a full list of permitting agencies and locations

Katie Simmons
Deputy Administrative Officer
Economic and Community Development

 Location and Hours

Economic Development
25 County Center Drive
Suite 200
Oroville, CA 95965

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
Excludes Holidays

Get In Touch

Katie Simmons
Deputy Administrative Officer
Economic and Community Development

25 County Center Dr. Ste. 213, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.552.3338 | Email:

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