Founded in 2019, City of Sacramento funded the Inclusive Economic Development Collaborate (IEDC) that consists of members from ethnic chambers of commerce and Business Improvement District organizations that represent the Sacramento region’s urban aging corridors. The IEDC advocates for economic justice and steps up to voice concerns related to jobs, the environment, and a sustainable future.
The Minority Business Assistance and Recovery Kickstart (MBARK) is a California Asian Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian) program that was developed to address the impacts of COVID-19. This program brings together data, community engagement, and small business assistance expertise to uncover the gaps facing small businesses, with an emphasis on minority and disadvantaged business enterprises (MBE/DBE). CSS manages both the City and County programs.
In partnership with the City of San Jose, assist business corridors with business association formation and incorporation, development of marketing campaign that addresses vacant and blighted business spaces through business attraction, retention, and expansion strategies to reach diverse businesses and provide local employment opportunities. Currently working in the neighborhood business corridors: Monterey Corridor, Tully Rd.-Eastridge, East Santa Clara, Alum, Rock
From family-founded companies to startups and relocations, Choose Folsom has cultivated and grown a thriving business community for nearly 75 years. CSS has partnered with Choose Folsom to provide additional technical support for business and economic engagement, database management, community engagement as well as liaise between government and private industries to maximize economic
investment and impact.
In an effort to bolster Main Street and overall Milpitas business climate, the city has invested in assessing the feasibility and formation of a P/BID. As the revamp of the Main Street plan is coming to fruition, this is a component of the overall plan and strategy for fiscal and business development sustainability. In partnership, Civitas and CSS engages with business and property owners to determine how this endeavor shall move forward.
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