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. 


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


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.


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

Our Programs

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 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.

Our Perspectives

Tahoe Pitch Camp is Back!

Six local entrepreneurs will present their pitches at the 2022 pitch showcase on November 14 at 6pm in the Truckee Town Council Chambers for the chance to win prizes and receive feedback from an expert panel of judges, as well as the audience of community members.

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Featured Blog

Forest biomass is an underutilized, undervalued tool that can help address our wildfire crisis

SBC’s follow-up to our 2019 white paper report on forest biomass is a three-part video series, ‘Balance & Biomass: A Solution to Emissions, Catastrophic Fire, & Communities in Crisis’, that identifies the opportunities of forest biomass utilization at both the local and statewide levels and begs the question, why isn’t the state doing more to support appropriately scaled forest biomass utilization in the Sierra’s communities?   

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