Lincoln is ready to help you start your new business or expand your existing business. We encourage you to use the following pages to explore our city, services, and opportunities to create a prosperous business environment. After exploring this site, and finding an increased interest in starting or expanding your business in our community, we encourage you to use the contact information supplied in the contact panel to the left of each page to learn more.

Use our new custom property evaluation tool.  This tool will assist you in finding available properties with the best location in Lincoln for your unique business.

The City of Lincoln attempts to update information contained on this site on a regular, on-going basis, but holds no responsibility for accuracy and timeliness of contained information.

 Business Location / Expansion / Growth Assistance

City of Lincoln Economic Development 

The Economic Development Department is responsible for the attraction and retention of businesses to Lincoln, assisting businesses with start-up and relocation efforts.

California Governor's Office of Economic Development

The California GoED Business Investment Services (CalBIS) unit works with potential employers, corporate real estate executives, and site location consultants considering California for new business investment and expansion. CalBIS offers a wide array of services ranging from site selection assistance to workforce services to help tap into the ever-expanding international markets.

CalBIS analyzes the factors affecting a company's investment decision including taxes, human resources, training and workforce development, incentives, financing, utilities, permits, and specific real estate opportunities available in the state.

CalBIS serves as a company's liaison to California's regulatory agencies and local governments throughout the state. CalBIS serve as the primary point of contact for companies (foreign and domestic) interested in relocating or expanding in California and providing customized service.

Golden Sierra Job Training Agency

Golden Sierra Job Training Agency services include:

  • Recruitment Services
  • Education Services
  • Labor Market Services
  • Human Resource Info
  • EEO Information
  • Labor Relations
  • Government Resources
  • Wellness and Ergonomics
  • Employer Incentives
  • Staff Provided Services


The SCORE Chapter in Sacramento currently helps over 5,000 clients each year via our workshops, counseling, forums, and seminars. Our service area includes Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer, and Yolo Counties.

Approximately 40 volunteer counselors with a wide range of business backgrounds provide small business assistance. We work closely with the Small Business Administration, City, County and State Governments, Chambers of Commerce and Financial Institutions to provide the services that small businesses need to start and improve their operations.

Sierra Economic Development District (SEDD)

The Sierra Economic Development District (SEDD) assists businesses by providing information in the following areas: federal and state funding, federal and state loan programs, bidding for state projects, import/export marketing, socioeconomic data and trends, and other information resources for the business community.

Supports the region's businesses with a variety of training events ranging from single-topic sessions to three-day intensive workshops.

Provides a number of loan products sourced from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Department of Agriculture.

SEDCorp also provides special project services as need.