Small Business Week May 6-10

During Tuesday’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors recognized Capital Region Small Business Week and upcoming local events. 

​“Small businesses play a vital role in stimulating economic growth and creating jobs, which is why Sacramento County offers several incentives to help these businesses meet their start-up or expansion goals,” said Troy Givans, Sacramento County Director of Economic Development. “This is the fourth year that Sacramento County has partic​ipated in the Capital Region Small Business Week. We look forward to working with our partners to make this year’s event a huge success.”


SMUD EV Incentive Program

​A rebate project to increase access to electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout Sacramento County is launching with up to $15.5 million in funds available for qualifying local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. The project is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with local community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects for charging infrastructure that supports the adoption of EVs statewide.


South Sacramento Chosen for Community Air Protection Program

​On September 27, 2018, CARB selected 10 communities across the state to be the first communities to develop and implement a community emission reduction plan and/or an air monitoring plan.  The South Sacramento - Florin community was one of the 10 to be selected. This community will be a part of the inaugural implementation year for the State's Community Air Protection Program for air monitoring. 


Commerce Printing is SB certified!

Commerce Printing is a leader in all things printing and they do so sustainably. From their non-toxic vegetable based inks, to their bio diesel fleet of vans, they have set the bar for what a sustainable business can achieve.


City of Sacramento's EV Program Updates

NEW: Green City Programs Announcement

On June 13, 2018 the City of Sacramento and Electrify America announced new zero-emission Green City initiatives. The programs will include new types of zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) car share programs, ZEV shuttle and bus routes, and state-of-the-art electric vehicle charging systems. Read the press release, infographic, and fact sheets at: 

Curbside EV Charging Pilot: Draft Guidance Now Available

On June 14, 2018, the Department of Public Works (DPW) released draft policy guidance for the Curbside EV Charging Pilot Program. This guidance is now available for public review and comment.


WANTED: Small Business Contractors

​SMUD is looking for local small business contractors to bid on the construction of the new Station E Substation. Click the link to learn more about the $25 million in contracting opportunities.​​



Now accepting 2019 Sustainable Business Award Nominations

This year's annual Sustainability Awards will be held on September 18th, 2019 at The Golden 1 Center.​

We welcome all nominations and would like to have a nice pool to choose from this year. In order to do this we need your help in choosing businesses or organizations that deserve to receive an award. Please use the attached nomination form and return to any BERC staff by June 30th, 2019.​

Visit our Sustainable Business page to download our Nomination Form:


SMUD and BERC Present the Sustainability Series

​Join us for a new Sustainability Series and learn
how sustainable business practices can improve
productivity, generate profit and protect the planet.
Attend this 8-month program led by BERC
(Business Environmental Resource Center) that
provides sustainable solutions to you from subject
matter experts on innovative solutions.

Each Sustainability Series registrant will receive a
single-user, full-year license to a special Internal
Champion’s Edition of Selling in 6™ which
includes more than 100 six-minute lessons that
can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet or other
internet-connected device.
We hope you’ll attend the entire series but
understand if you can’t – please join us for a class
or two.

Sign up today and learn from our experts on
how your business can adopt sustainable
strategies that make good business sense.


Free SMUD Workshops Click Here->

​Click the link below to see what workshops SMUD is offering to local businesses and community members.​