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Small Business Development

Within the current calendar year, the Siskiyou Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has served 61 clients, helped create 21 jobs, helped start 4 new businesses, and assisted clients with obtaining over $1.3 million in business loans. This week the SBDC will kick off a series of workshops including How to Buy a Business and How to Sell a Business. Visit www.siskiyousbdc.org to learn more.

Raine Brown, Branch Manager at the U.S. Bank Yreka Branch, recently presented a gift of $8,000 to support the efforts of the Siskiyou Small Business Development Center (SBDC). The SBDC provides support, resources and one-on-one direct business advising for start-ups and existing businesses.

Read more about the project here.

Workforce Development

Our organization will hold the first-ever State Employment Training Panel (ETP) Contract in Siskiyou. This program will provide $54,000 in training reimbursement dollars for a pilot group of Siskiyou businesses (both large and small) providing employees with opportunities to train and retain a reliable workforce. Support from several partners helped this program come to fruition. Read more here.

Brownfields

 The Brownfields Assessment Coalition includes the Cities of Yreka and Weed and the County of Siskiyou. Brownfields are properties where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of the property may be complicated by the presence or perceived presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. We are requesting your help in developing a countywide inventory of potential brownfields properties. Visit www.siskiyoucounty.org/brownfieldinput to learn more or suggest potential brownfield sites.

Resources for Small Communities

We are proud to partner with a network of leaders planning revitalization and resiliency strategies in our small communities. Local leaders and citizens from cities and towns in Siskiyou assemble each month, to plan and implement strategies to support small business climate and rural tourism economy. 

Contact us for more information about this network.

Discover Siskiyou

Now in its fourth year, Discover Siskiyou continues to provides a robust and contemporary marketing strategy for tourism economy in Siskiyou County. Strategies include several initiatives to position Siskiyou in the most positive way, educate our audiences and encourage overnight visitation year-round. 

Outdoor Writers of California Conference-- In May, Siskiyou hosted over 30 outdoor writers at the Spring 2019 Outdoor Writers Conference. Based on their experiences, attendees can prepare professional content in their field, featuring attractions in Siskiyou. 

Immersive Tourism Projects- Discover Siskiyou recently launched the much-awaited GPS-enabled audio tour, "The Modoc War: A Homeland Lost" in partnership with Rural Klamath Connects, Discover Klamath, + Travel OR. Learn more about the project here.

Co-Op Partner Marketing- A recent feature with SF Examiner, in collaboration with the Stern Grove Music Festival, saw a distribution to 500,000 people in the Bay Area. Sharing the cost of advertising allows our partners to extend their marketing budget and leverage. 

Press Coverage- This quarter, several Discover Siskiyou pitches and presentations resulted in vibrant press coverage from media outlets, including Oprah Magazine.