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.

BIP Success Stories

Since 2002, the BIP has assisted more than 60 entrepreneurs in Butte County. Below are highlights of some of the BIP clients.

Berkeley Olive Grove 1913

Producers of award-winning Extra Virgin Olive Oil, sustainably produced at the historic orchard originally planted by University of Berkeley professors in 1913.

Brannen Gourmet

Producers of Paradise Pepper Sauces, sweet and spicy blends that are delicious and versatile.

California Organic Flowers

Flower growers offering beautiful organic bouquets, fruit and gifts shipped overnight nationwide.

Creative Cacti

Designer and producer creations and outdoor landscaping utilizing exotic, drought-resistant, low-maintenance succulents.

Cynthia Schildhauer Art

Artist working primarily in encaustic painting who also offers art therapy for companies and individuals

Earthworm Soil Factory

Producers of soil amendments that improve soil quality while reducing the amount of waste going into local landfills.


Producer of organic mineral supplements for horses, livestock, dogs, cats, exotics, and people.

Gypsy & Lolo

Designers of fashion-forward clothing and accessories made from sustainable materials including organic cotton, hemp and bamboo.



Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager

 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

Casey Hatcher
Economic and Community Development Manager
25 County Center Dr. Ste. 200, Oroville, CA 95965
Phone: 530.552.3336 | Email:

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