Serving Businesses

Sierra Business Council has served over 2,500 businesses in the Sierra Nevada.

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2,588 Businesses Served

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Sierra Small Business Development Center

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money

Sierra Business Council has served over 2,500 businesses in the Sierra.  This has been accomplished through our projects that help entrepreneurs start and expand businesses, save businesses significant amounts of money, increase tourism in an area, and through projects that directly create local jobs. 

Managing Land

Sierra Business Council has helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened landscapes in the region

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Thousands of Acres Managed

Martis Fire Restoration

Type: Jobs, Land, Money

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Rivers and Ranches

Type: Land, Money

Our scenic landscapes are one of the top assets of the Sierra.  Sierra Business Council has helped preserve thousands of acres of threatened landscapes throughout the region.  Our projects have focused both on preservation and restoration of land parcels large and small. 

Highlighting Destinations

Sierra Business Council has highlighted over 2,000 destinations to explore throughout the Sierra Nevada. 

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Over 2,000 Destinations Highlighted Destinations Highlighted

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Much of the Sierra relies on a tourist economy.  The Sierra Business Council has highlighted thousands of destinations within the Sierra Nevada, each one ready to be explored.  From spreading the impact of tourism to marketing businesses reaching for sustainability to helping protect the Sierra’s natural beauty, we are working hard to leverage all of the Sierra’s assets.

Leveraging Money

Sierra Business Council has leveraged over $5.3 Million into Sierra communities through our Small Business Development Center and Sierra Nevada Energy Watch programs alone.

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Over $5.3 Million Dollars Leveraged

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Partnership

Type: Land, Money

Rivers and Ranches

Type: Land, Money

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Geotourism

Type: Assets, Money

Sierra Small Business Development Center

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money

Sierra Business Council has leveraged tens of millions of dollars into Sierra Nevada communities, with $5.3M leveraged by our Small Business Development Center and Sierra Nevada Energy Watch programs alone.  Our projects highlight destinations to spread the tourism dollars, save local businesses money through energy retrofitting, preserve lands that will benefit the Sierra for generations, help entrepreneurs start new businesses, and innovate new ways to leverage the multitude of resources found in the Sierra.                 

Saving Energy

Sierra Business Council has saved local businesses 25,833,551 kilowatt-hours, enough energy to power nearly 2,500 homes for a year

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2,450 Homes Powered for One Year

Climate Planning

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Northern Sierra Biomass Initiative

Type: Jobs, Money, Energy

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Prop 39 Planning and Services

Type: Jobs, Assets, Money, Energy

Sierra Business Council has saved local governments and businesses enough energy to power nearly 2,500 homes for an entire year through our energy projects. These programs benefit regional merchants, government agencies, and the community by decreasing energy costs and lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

SBC Workshop Emboldens Town of Truckee For Action on Climate Change

Do you think it is important to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Address climate change head-on, locally, and on your own terms?

The Town of Truckee does.

Last month the Town hosted a joint workshop between the Town Council and Planning Commission, which was open to the public, to discuss options for the Town to reduce its GHG emissions.

Nicholas Martin, Program Director

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