Business Resource Essentials
The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce is committed to helping businesses grow and succeed. We regularly provide practical information through articles in our Chamber e-News, through resources on the website, opportunities at the networking sessions and through small business seminars.
Please view a variety of useful business articles and websites below:
Starting a Business
The Chamber strongly encourages residents to buy local. Supporting El Dorado Hills businesses helps everybody! This section provides tips on starting a business in El Dorado County, how to get a business license, how to obtain a Federal Tax ID number, and more.
Water Efficiency Assistance for Commercial Customers With Submetering
EID currently has a submetering grant available for customers with a minimum of 5,000 square feet of irrigated landscape. See if you qualify.
Tools for Business Success
El Dorado County Office of Economic Development provides a directory of sources for funding programs, business planning, employer assistance, and more.
The Federal Technology Center (FTC)
The FTC promotes economic development by facilitating technology transfer between government and the private sector, and by helping small business to successfully compete for government contracts.
- El Dorado Hills Demographics and Profile
As the name "El Dorado" translates, this is a land of golden opportunity! High per capital incomes, low crime rates, and an area with huge economic growth have made this well-planned community a desirable destination for both families and business. El Dorado Hills is an unincorporated area of El Dorado County.
El Dorado Hills Business Confidence Survey
The survey is a five question, multiple choice survey to measure the level of optimism among local business leaders in the community and gives a subjective measure of where the economy is headed. This bi-annual survey will ask local business owners and managers how they feel about the prospects on their own companies in the year ahead and they feel about the local and national economics over the next 12 months. The survey produces valuable results, giving insight on the expected changes in employment, sales, and profit among local businesses. The responses are aggregated and scored between zero and 100. A score over 50 indicates an overall optimism about the local economy.
The El Dorado Hills Economic Index focusses specifically on the performance of El Dorado Hill's economy giving business leaders objective measures of where the economy has been, quarter to quarter and year to year. The index is measured using data from five main topics, all equally weighted and seasonally adjusted, using 2007 as a base year. The report measures sales tax, transient occupancy tax, total dollar value of building permits issued, employment, and average housing sales prices. These components are used in the index because they provide a timely and accurate snapshot of how El Dorado Hills is doing economically. Each of the components has their own in-depth report developed on a quarterly basis.