Economic Development

C.J. Freeland

(530) 621-5595

Placerville, CA — The El Dorado Economic Development Division is partnering with regional economic development organizations to implement the 2016 County Business Survey to enhance the economic climate for both employees and employers in the County. The survey, which is a collaboration of county chambers of commerce, downtown organizations, professional associations, and cities, will help to analyze the competitiveness of El Dorado County for attracting and retaining businesses. The results of the survey will be used by the County and regional economic development organizations in marketing the region to prospective businesses and to help identify retention and growth factors. The survey will provide information on workforce characteristics, planned business growth, and other criteria critical to attracting, retaining, and supporting businesses in El Dorado County.

This is the first County based business survey, and it is offered in conjunction with the new El Dorado County Strategic Planning Process. Information gathered by the survey will assist the County to align resources, consistent with the Strategic Plan, over the next three years. Participation is critical to provide current information for existing employers. A report on Survey results are expected to be presented to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors in April of 2016.

“This survey is about getting the pulse of business in El Dorado County, and being able to respond in a timely fashion to current needs and issues within the business community,” said Jeff McLaughlin, Economic Development Manager for El Dorado County.

The survey will be offered on-line only via the website A link to the survey will be available on the County’s website starting on February 1st and ending on March 18th, 2016.

The County will collect and analyze the results. All individual information will be confidential with only aggregate results presented. Questions regarding the survey, or those wishing to participate should contact the County Economic Development Division at 530-621-5595 or

The Survey is a collaboration of El Dorado County Economic Development Division with the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce, Tahoe Chamber of Commerce, Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce, Divide Chamber of Commerce, Coloma-Lotus Chamber of Commerce, Placerville Downtown Association, Tahoe Prosperity Center, and the Cities of South Lake Tahoe and Placerville.