Business Resources

City of Woodland Development Impact Fee Deferral Program

  • The programs allow developers/homebuilders to pay a small portion of development impact fees up front, and defer or delay paying the remainder of the fees until a later date. Development Impact Fees are collected at building permit issuance to fund a variety of major public facilities such as road, transit, sewer, drainage, water supply, library, and park improvements. Learn more here: Development Impact Fee Deferral Program

Sacramento Valley Small Business Development Center

  • The Sac Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free resources to small businesses. Whether it’s access to capital, human resources, compliance, marketing, accounting, or any other business need — SBDC is your one-stop-shop for accelerating small business success. Learn more here: Sac Valley Small Business Development Center


  • YoloWorks! career center helps businesses find talented workers. They offer application/resume screening, a candidate referral source, employer recruitment events, on-the-job training, a subsidized employment program, a work experience program, career fairs, rapid response services, etc. Learn more here: YoloWorks!

Woodland Chamber of Commerce

  • The Woodland Chamber is a membership organization which promotes business growth and economic prosperity by strengthening and enhancing our community relationships. The Chamber supports, advocates, and encourages business and industry to create the best community in which to live, work, and do business. Join the Chamber today! Learn more here: Woodland Chamber of Commerce

Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council (GSEC)

  • The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is a public-private partnership that unites business and community leaders to create one cohesive regional economic development strategy with a focus on growth, sustainability, equity and competitiveness.

CalGOLD The Gold Standard for Permit Assistance

  • This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits. Learn more here: CalGold Permit Assistance

World Trade Center Northern California

  • Does your business currently export, or are you looking to expand into the international market? The task may seem complex, but NorCalWTC can help. Through the City’s partnership with NorCalWTC, Woodland businesses gain access to their highly valuable services. Learn more here: World Trade Center Northern California
  • NorCalWTC also created the California Capital Regional Export Plan, a valuable tool for local businesses exporting or looking to get into the international market. Learn more here: California Capitol Region Export Plan

Woodland Community College

  • Woodland’s local college offers programs focused on the skills many of our partners need, including agriculture, culinary arts, welding, business administration, human services, trades, and more. Learn more here: Woodland Community College

Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board

  • The Workforce Innovation Board is a partnership of business, labor, education, non-profit, government and community leaders (including City of Woodland staff) working together to anticipate business needs and facilitate training, educational and career path opportunities which fulfills both employer and job seeker needs. Learn more here: Yolo County Workforce Innovation Board

Center for Small Businesses at CSU Sacramento

  • The Center for Small Businesses (CSB) offers free technical management, assistance in all areas of business other than taxation, law, and loan packing to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Learn more here: CSU Sacramento Center for Small Business

Capitol Corridor Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)

  • The Center for Small Businesses (CSB) offers free technical management, assistance in all areas of business other than taxation and law, and loan packing to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Learn more here: SCORE

Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at CSU Sacramento (Sac State)

  • The Carlsen Center serves as a regional hub and platform for providing approachable and accessible entrepreneurial education, community, and support to enable startup founders of all backgrounds to explore and launch their businesses. Learn more here: Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Center

  • NorCal Veterans Business Resource Center supports veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses with end-to-end support for long-term success. With the help of partners like the US Small Business Administration, the Center achieves their mission by engaging veteran entrepreneurs and providing mentorship, business training, and strategic resources to bolster growth and successfully navigate the winding road of entrepreneurship. Learn more here: NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Center

California Capital Women's Business Center 

  • The California Capital Women’s Business Center provides free business start-up and development assistance for small business owners with a commitment to meet the unique needs of women entrepreneurs and women in business. They help grow businesses through financial assistance, educational workshops, online business training, one-on-one assistance, networking and connection with local resources. Learn more here: California Capital Women's Business Center

Opportunity Zone

  • Opportunity Zones (OZs) are a new investment tool created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to stimulate investment and economic development in low-income communities. The program offers investors capital gains tax benefits in exchange for making investments in Opportunity Zones that can spur business and economic growth. Learn more here: Opportunity Zone

California Competes Tax Credit

  • The California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate or stay and grow in California. The purpose is to attract and retain high-value employers in California in industries with high economic multipliers and that provide their employees good wages and benefits. Learn more here: California Competes Tax Credit

Partial Sales Tax Exemption on Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Purchases

  • Manufacturers, certain research and developers, and certain electric power generators and distributors may qualify for a partial exemption from sales and use tax on the purchase or lease of qualified machinery and equipment primarily used in manufacturing, research and development, and electric power generation or production, storage or distribution. Learn more here: Manufacturing and Research & Development Equipment Exemption

Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development 

  • The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development and business assistance efforts. They offer no-cost consultation for incentive identification, site selection, regulatory or permitting compliance assistance, foreign direct investment and export assistance. Learn more here: GO-Biz

U.S. Small Business Administration 

  • The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is dedicated to small businesses and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses. Learn more here: US SBA

California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber)

  • CalChamber provides guidance and training on managing HR. From labor law posters to employee handbooks and more, CalChamber can help support compliance and training. Learn more here: CalChamber