What does NC Tech Connection do?

Support, connect and showcase our technology ecosystem.

Digital technology and high tech manufacturing are high-wage and high-growth industries that support our local workforce by providing both local and remote work opportunities. Our technology sector services and supports other industries through cross-sector collaborations and initiatives.  A strong, diverse, thriving and connected tech community is the key to economic growth in our county.

NCTC acts as an umbrella organization to support and connect initiatives that develop, retain and attract tech talent and businesses to Nevada County.

NC Tech Connection has three primary initiatives and an ever growing list of additional initiatives it is championing.

Talent Development

Task Force and its members and work

    • Promote tech education and career pathways
    • Tech companies join forces to develop recruitment strategies and activities

Community Development

  • Outreach and Communication
  • TechTonic Tuesdays
  • Nevada County Online
  • Special Events that promote technology in our area and cross sector partnership – like AgTech

Connected Communities Academy

  • MeetUps and Incubation: Coffee and Code, Free Code camp, VR/XR MeetUp, Global Game Jam
  • Digital and Tech Courses and Workshops
The NC Tech Connection is modeled after the “Next Generation Sector Partnerships”. These are partnerships of businesses from the same industry and in a shared labor market, that work with education, workforce development, economic development and community organizations to address the workforce and other competitiveness needs of the targeted industry.