U.S. Small Business Administration and California Chamber of Commerce
Announce New Collaboration
Helping More California Entrepreneurs Start Up, Scale Up & Succeed
SACRAMENTO – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) today announced a new Strategic Alliance supporting California’s 4 million small businesses.
“This new strategic alliance with CalChamber, which has served California business owners since 1890, will help the Small Business Administration better reach and support this state’s entrepreneurs,” said SBA’s Region IX Administrator Michael Vallante. “There has never been a better time to start or grow a small business, and the SBA’s partnership with CalChamber will help more California entrepreneurs use our programs to get their small businesses going, and keep them growing.”
“The U.S. Small Business Administration empowers California entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow and expand,” said CalChamber President and Chief Executive Officer Allan Zaremberg. “This new partnership helps us serve the millions of California entrepreneurs that make this state’s economy the fifth largest in the world,” said Zaremberg.
The SBA’s six California Offices will work with CalChamber to strengthen and expand small business development in California, including in rural areas which support important industries such as timber and natural resources, and in Opportunity Zones which spur growth in low-income communities.
The new partnership will kick off in July with a free training webinar for California small business owners on state labor and employment laws.
About the U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.
About the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber)
The California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) is the largest broad-based business advocate to government in California. Membership represents one-quarter of the private sector jobs in California and includes firms of all sizes and companies from every industry within the state. Leveraging our front-line knowledge of laws and regulations, we provide products and services to help businesses comply with both federal and state law. CalChamber, a not-for-profit organization with roots dating to 1890, promotes international trade and investment in order to stimulate California’s economy and create jobs. Please visit our website at www.calchamber.com