Tools for Business

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The City’s Economic Development Department is committed to growing strong neighborhoods and supporting local small businesses to help them prosper.

Staff members are interested in visiting your business to meet your team, learn about your work, and address areas you need assistance with. Request a business visit.

Local Business Resource Guides

There are many resources available to both new and existing businesses, here and in the Greater Sacramento region. These two tools will get you started:

Rancho Cordova Tools for Business. The site was created by the City of Rancho Cordova and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce. It provides links to city, county and statewide business resources. The site also provides questionnaires and resources for individuals who are just contemplating their business, and resources for established businesses that are looking to grow.

Capital Region Resource Inventory. A pamphlet with comprehensive information on regional business resources and incentive programs. 

Quick Links to Popular Resources

Tools for Business is the most comprehensive guide, but some of the most frequently visited organizations are listed below, along with City departments. Your primary business contact at the City of Rancho Cordova is the Economic Development Department. We can be reached at (916) 851-8700 or

Local Business Resources

Name / Phone


Business Environmental Resource Center (BERC)
(916) 364-4110

Free and confidential assistance to existing businesses and startups on environmental matters.

California Capital Financial Development Corp.
(916) 442-1729

Capital and development services for underserved communities — loan guarantees, technical assistance, data, and mapping.

Sacramento Works
(916) 563-5147

One-stop career centers and employer services, including employee recruitment and training services.

Small Business Administration (SBA)
(916) 930-3700

Small business loans, grants, and general guidance.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
(916) 563-3210

Free one-on-one consulting for small businesses and workshops on business basics, marketing, etc.

Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council (GSAEC)

(916) 441-2144 (1-800) 788-2612

Organization created and led by regional CEOs to retain, attract, grow, and create sustainable businesses throughout the region’s six counties: Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Capital Regional Small Business Development Center

(916) 319-4268

Provides first-rate, no-cost, confidential consulting to small business owners.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

(916) 635-9085

SCORE offers information and expertise through free business counseling in areas such as developing a business plan, sales and marketing, franchising, record keeping, and export and import information.

Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce
(916) 273-5700

Business directory, networking, and events.


City Departments

Name / Phone


Code Enforcement
(916) 851-8770

Zoning compliance, blight, and nuisances.

Building and Safety
(916) 851-8760

Permits and forms (available online).

Development Services Team
(916) 851-8781

Multi-disciplinary team to assist with issues or questions related to development permitting and plan check processes.

Economic Development Dept.
(916) 851-8700

Business location and expansion, facilitation, and referrals.

Finance Dept.
(916) 851-8730

Business licenses and local taxes.

Planning Dept.
(916) 851-8750

Zoning map, special sign corridor, development review, environmental review, and general plan.

Police Dept.
(916) 362-5115 (non-emergency)

Online reporting, crime statistics.

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