Considering Partnership?


Are you ready to pull up a seat at the table with influencers and decision makers?

There are many reasons to partner with us. We have tools and relationships that can benefit both your business and the local economy. From employment data, re-location and real estate services to an extensive database of contacts, we can help your business thrive.

If you’ve considered partnering with us in the past, this is an ideal time to join our ranks. We are increasing the tempo of our efforts and volume of initiatives. Position your ship to rise with the tide.

Partnership levels vary based on your organization and desired involvement. We have a diverse range of partner contributions, individuals and small business at the $500 and $750 level, organizations at the $1,000 level and up to $5,000 for public entities.

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What Our Partners Say

I’ve been working with the ERC since 2011, initially as representative of the Agriculture Commission, then as volunteer on the Tourism Committee, then as a Board Member representing the Winery Association and for the past 2 years serving in the role of Chairperson. During this period of time, there have been a number of committees formed to assess the County’s economic needs for both now and for the future. A new Executive Director was hired in January of 2014 and through his experience and contacts with local, State and Federal agencies, a $500,000 grant was awarded to perform a study regarding the feasibility of establishing a Digital Media Campus in Nevada County. That study culminated in the identification of a unique sector within Digital Media that allows Nevada County to lay claim for the first rural Virtual/Augmented Reality campus in the country. It has been a genuine pleasure and privilege to work with the many talented individuals that selflessly volunteer their time and expertise; it’s those individuals along with an excellent working relationships with our City and County representatives that enable the ERC to proactively participate in the future economic development of Nevada County.

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Lynn Wilson

As Executive Dean of the Sierra College – Nevada County Campus, I consider active involvement in Nevada County Economic Resource Council as a core part of my work. Our region’s employers deserve college students who are well educated and trained to work in their organizations. In partnership with the sectors of private business, government, nonprofits and other school systems, the college provides an important voice to help move economic development efforts forward for Nevada County.

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Stephanie Ortiz

I am on the ERC Board because I look at it as a way to give back to the community as well as work and interact with like-minded individuals that are doing great things for the overall good of Nevada County. Having two children of my own just entering their school years, as a parent I feel it is natural to want to be a part of helping provide better education and learning experiences.

ERC Board makes a difference to me as it helps me achieve multiple goals and objectives at once. I am able to both grow personally and professionally by interacting with others in the community that have more life and business experience than me. Ultimately, I hope to learn from their mistakes whenever possible so I hopefully don’t make the same mistakes myself.

The ERC Board makes a difference to GSS by offering and seeking mentorship as needed and also provides opportunities to work with other great people and businesses in Nevada County.

I love Nevada County because of all the opportunities it brings. Great people from many backgrounds live here for the same reasons that I do. It is the perfect place to both work and play.

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Jason Fountaine

I sit on the Board of Directors of the ERC as a representative of the Nevada County Association of Realtors and as representative of Network Commercial Real Estate. My service on the Board is driven by my desire to help recruit new businesses to our area and to help protect the quality of life here in our lovely community. I believe both of these things are critical to the health of our community and that we must work collaboratively to bring both of these agendas to fruition. As a REALTOR ® handling both residential and commercial properties I can in collaboration with the ERC provide full service expertise to new businesses and their employees looking to move to our area.


Greg Ward