Provided on this page are contacts and sources for free information provided by key agencies and the appropriate contact information.
If you are a first-time business owner or require assistance in development potential for your business, we recommend that you download and print the "Before you Strike the First Nail" brochure available on our website or at City Hall. This helpful brochure will guide you through the development process by providing key questions you should have answered before you open your business. Scroll to the bottom of this page for the brochure.
We also recommend that you contact the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to assist you in creating a marketing plan and financial analysis of your proposed business. The SBDC contact information is listed below.
600 Sixth Street
Lincoln, CA 95648
Small Business Development Center
11930 Heritage Oak Place, Suite 1
Auburn, CA 95603
Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce
540 F Street
P.O. Box 608
Lincoln, CA 95648
(916) 645-9455 fax
Designed to increase the quality, reliability and maintainability of goods produce by American firms
Building Industry Association of Superior California
California Department of Consumer Affairs
California Department of Financial Institutions
California Economic Development Lending Initiative
California Environmental Protection Agency
California Technology, Trade and Commerce Agency
California Senate Home Page
California Business Transportation & Housing Agency
California Construction Finance and Business Development Program
California Department of Food and Agriculture
California Department of Industrial Relations
Helps area businesses become more successful and profitable.
California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Technology Transfer Office
California Native American Business Development Center
Placer County reaches from California's Sacramento Valley to the high Sierra and Lake Tahoe. From its rich Gold Rush history and agricultural tradition, Placer County has built a thriving, broad-based economy. The scenic beauty of our region attracts new residents and visitors alike. They enjoy activities from exploring local shops filled with treasures to boating on Folsom Lake to Skiing in the fabled Sierra Nevada
California State Treasurer's Office, California Pollution Control Finance Authority
California Employment Development Department
Federal Environmental Protection Agency - Region 9 (Western U.S.)
California State Franchise Tax Board Investment Tax Credit
Golden Sierra Job Training Agency
Hazardous Waste Reduction Direct Loan
Thomas Legislative Information on the Internet
The City of Lincoln can make small business loans and/or grants to new or existing business for exterior or public element improvements.
This document is current through Ordinance 5096-B and the May, 2001 code update. For more recent provisions, please contact the county
SBA Small Business Innovation Research Grants
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Innovation Research Program
SBA - Small Business Technology Transfer Program
A non-profit corporation which works to stimulate and manage economic growth in El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, and Sierra counties. Its primary goal is to alleviate unemployment and underemployment by expanding industrial, resource, and small business development by preserving the quality of life in the Sierra Nevada Foothills.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides assistance to start-up and expanding business. The SBDC provides free programs to help in every aspect of business from marketing to financing. Classes are conducted in the Lincoln area and throughout California.
The FAC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology, Advanced Technology Program
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