Our Mission

In the Sierra Nevada, change and challenge create opportunities.

Sierra Business Council serves the economic, environmental, and social needs of our region, catalyzing innovative solutions and increasing resilience throughout the Sierra.

Our Focus

We envision a future in which strong communities, regenerative economies, and a resilient environment are the foundation of the Sierra Nevada region. Through our work in Economic Empowerment, Regional Advocacy, and Climate Action, we work to make that vision a reality. 

Economic
Empowerment

We work with small businesses, local governments, and community nonprofits to build the foundation for a vibrant local economy.

Regional
Advocacy

We advocate for the Sierra’s interests to elevate the issues that impact our communities and ensure the region’s value is recognized in legislative outcomes.

Climate
Action

We assist communities throughout the Sierra to proactively plan for climate change by reducing emissions and adapting to changes already impacting the Sierra.

Our Work

Sierra Business Council is a Sierra based nonprofit organization with a mission to catalyze and demonstrate innovative approaches and solutions to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada. 

We work to support strong local economies and small businesses, increase regional resilience to the consequences of climate change, and elevate rural issues in the Sierra. Our on-the-ground programs and projects are designed to bring proactive change to the Sierra.

Get Involved

Our team is growing! If you or someone you know is interested in a career opportunity at Sierra Business Council, please follow the link below for job descriptions and instructions on how to apply.

At Sierra Business Council, we work to provide innovative approaches and solutions to the Sierra’s toughest challenges, and we rely on those who care for the region as we do to help keep our work going. Your financial participation allows us to continue our efforts to build a better Sierra Nevada.

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Our Perspectives

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Social Cost of Carbon

There is a powerful tool to help evaluate decisions that impact greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: The social cost of carbon (SCC) is an estimate of the cost associated with emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2).

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