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 3-year installment begins in 2022 through 2024 and integrates recovery and resilience activities into the core strategy:
Support Economic Recovery and Resilience
Support Infrastructure Investment
Stabilize and Grow the Existing Workforce
Grow Existing and Emerging Industries
Provide Core Business Services for Retention and Attraction
Coordinate with Local, Regional and State Partners
The 2022 to 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 3 years. The update specifically includes action items targeting key areas within the County for economic development activity.