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.

Reports and Strategies

Butte County Regional Economic Development Strategy

Recognizing the importance of economic development, the Butte County General Plan 2030, adopted by the Board of Supervisors on October 26, 2010, includes an Economic Development Element. The Element details the goals, objectives, and action items associated with economic development planning over the next twenty years. Action Item ED.A1.1 calls for the creation of a Regional Economic Development Strategy with goals including, but not limited to, retaining and growing existing businesses and enabling new business investment.

On January 25, 2011 the Board of Supervisors approved the Butte County Regional Economic Development Strategy. The Strategy was updated on February 11, 2014 for three years, and on August 8, 2017 for an additional three years ending in 2020. To account for 2021 spent largely in wildfire disaster recovery and the pandemic, the next three-year installment begins in 2022 through 2024 and integrates recovery and resilience activities into the core strategy:

1. Support Economic Recovery and Resilience
2. Support Infrastructure Investment
3. Stabilize and Grow the Existing Workforce
4. Grow Existing and Emerging Industries
5. Provide Core Business Services for Retention and Attraction
6. Coordinate with Local, Regional and State Partners

The 2022-2024 Update continues with the previously set goals and initiatives, and updates the program of work to include various new action items which will further the economic development efforts of the County over the next three years. The update specifically includes action items targeting key areas within the County for economic development activity.

View the full Regional Economic Development Strategy 2022 – 2024, approved by the Butte County Board of Supervisors on November 9, 2021.

Historical Strategies

2011-2014 Economic Development Strategy

2014-2017 Economic Development Strategy

2017-2020 Economic Development Strategy


    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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