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Building Partnerships to Secure Climate Funding for the Sierra Nevada

We’re excited to announce a new, funded partnership between Sierra Business Council, Nevada County, and Climate Transformation Alliance’s (CTA) governing partners (i.e., the Town of Truckee, Tahoe Donner Public Utility District, and Truckee Tahoe Airport District), and the Nevada City Rancheria Nisenan Tribe came together to develop a comprehensive climate resiliency project with multiple co-benefits.

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Ideation Workshops

In this Ideation Workshop series, we will gather the diverse people and perspectives of El Dorado and Placer County to connect, ideate, innovate, and create a clear vision for local sustainable and equitable jobs. We’ll dive deep into opportunities/dreams and the barriers for the historically marginalized. And, we will finish strong with some good ideas for fundable collaborations and projects! All are welcome.

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History of Stakeholders in the Eastern Sierra California Jobs First Region

As an exercise related to our stakeholder mapping exercise of the 7-county “eastern Sierra region,” Sierra Business Council was tasked with outlining the history of this region and how it led to the current social dynamics that influence our work in regional, inclusive economic development that priorities disinvested communities. What follows is a longer narrative that was summarized in our Regional Summary, which was submitted to the State on Dec. 29, 2023.

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Celebrating CTA Success with the Truckee Tahoe Community

The Climate Transformation Alliance (CTA) held its first inaugural community event in early November. This event was focused on showcasing CTA’s goals and commitment to climate action while also announcing the winners of CTA’s Accelerator award.

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Winery in Camino, El Dorado County with the Crystal Rage of the Sierra Nevada in the background


California Jobs First (CERF) – Placer & El Dorado COunties California Jobs First, formerly known as the Community Economic Resilience Fund (CERF) , started out

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