Business & Real Estate

Sacramento Metro Chamber will help manage new small business center

The Sacramento Metro Chamber announced Friday that it has been awarded a contract to manage a newly formed Small Business Development Center.

Under the contract awarded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Capital Region SBDC will coordinate services in eight Northern California counties – Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Lake, Colusa and portions of Placer and El Dorado.

The chamber said it will work in partnership with the California State University, Sacramento, College of Business Administration.

The SBDC will work with cities, counties, chambers of commerce and other entities to foster various services and assistance for small businesses throughout the region, including development of startups and business loans.

“To expand our economy, we must connect business owners with the capital they need to grow their own operations,” James Beckwith, president and CEO Five Star Bank and chair of the Metro Chamber board, said in a statement.