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