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Economic Development

The Economic Development division helps maintain and grow the County's economic base, which supports a high quality of life for residents, businesses, and tourists within Placer County. See why businesses are flocking to Placer County by visiting our economic development dashboard at ChoosePlacer.com.

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South Placer Employment Profile

Foothills Employment Profile

Eastern Placer Employment Profile

South Placer Workforce Housing Needs Assessment

Eastern Placer Housing Needs Assessment

  •  Placer Business Resource CenterThe Placer Business Resource Center. Free to low-cost workshops, counseling for startups and existing small businesses
  •  Obtain a Business LicenseGet a new or renew a business license to do business in unincorporated Placer County
  •  The Business Advantage NetworkWorkforce development providing no-cost hiring assistance to employers and job seeker resources
  •  Placer County Economic Development BoardAdvisory body for business retention and attraction efforts and the county's film promotion program
  •  Lake Tahoe Film OfficeFilming in beautiful Placer County, Lake Tahoe, free film permits, locations for filming, California Film and TV tax credit
  •  Sites and BuildingsAvailable industrial and commercial sites and buildings for sale and lease
  •  Economic IntelligenceDemographics including current population estimates, future population projections, Sales & Use Tax, Transient Occupancy Taxes, economic analyses, and reports
  •  Economic ReportsReports on specific aspects of Placer County's economy such as employment, housing, and other analyses.
  •  Contact UsFor information about how to start a business, business resources and filming permits

Economic Development News

The Unincorporated Area’s receipts from July through September were 6.8% above the third quarter sales period in 2016.
The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved an agreement that could result in the development of the first new hotel in Kings Beach in decades. In a 4-0 vote, the board approved a $3 million purchase and sale agreement with developer Kings Beach Center LLC
Now available through the economic development website, LoopLink lets users search for available commercial land, office space, industrial and retail property for sale or for lease in Placer County.
On March 15, 2018, Placer County Economic Development in conjunction with the National Main Street Center hosted a free webinar to learn about the Main Street America™ Program and how it has been used nationwide in communities of all sizes to greatly improve economic development in downtowns and neighborhood commerical districts.
The new Placer Business Resource Center (PBRC) located at the County's 1000 Sunset Building in Rocklin is a central point of information and assistance for businesses and entrepreneurs in Placer County.