From obtaining workforce training at low or no cost to learning about local, state, and federal tax incentives, from expediting business issues resolution to managing local business coalitions, the SCVEDC is the focal point in delivering the support local companies need.
Business Visits – Taking the Pulse: as Manager of Business Assistance, SCVEDC, Sue Arellano spends the majority of her time building relationships with SCV businesses. These face-to-face meetings are a great way for companies and the SCVEDC to get to know each other, allowing Sue to capture the unique business dynamics and challenges faced by each company and offer a tailored mix of support and assistance. Due to the diverse issues a modern company could potentially encounter, in person, confidential meetings offered by SCVEDC remain the most effective way of delivering customized solutions with greatest positive economic impact.
One-Stop Resource Center: the SCVEDC is physically co-located at the College of the Canyons with other business support organizations such as Small Business Development Center (SBDC), America’s Job Center of California (AJCC), and Employee Training Institute (ETI). This proximity enables real-time information sharing and rapid referrals that directly meet local companies’ urgent needs in hiring and employee training, as well as free consulting for small businesses. In addition, the SCVEDC stays abreast of the latest development in policies, regulations and incentives, and helps businesses navigate the regulatory and administrative hurdles in applying for available programs.
Knowledge Sharing & Business Alliances: with a mission of growing high quality jobs in key business clusters of Aerospace & Defense, Bioscience & Medical Devices, Information Technology, Digital Media & Entertainment, and Advanced Manufacturing, the SCVEDC regularly hosts seminars that feature subject experts on topics that are critical to business success. Through knowledge sharing and live discussion, local companies not only stay ahead of the information curve, but also directly benefit from networking with their peers.