The Davis Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1905, and since its inception, it has had a commitment to the local community. With over 700 members, it is an invaluable resource to individuals, organizations and businesses, offering opportunities for growth and education, professional seminars and networking. Davis businesses provide jobs close to residents’ homes and support nonprofit organizations and community campaigns when needed. Chamber leaders check in regularly with business owners to determine how to best serve their needs. The Chamber’s Government Relations Committee holds monthly meetings with representatives of the city to communicate about various issues. Monthly Chamber luncheons and mixers are opportunities to network with local business people.
Davis has much to offer to prospective businesses. With the world-class research facility at UC Davis, the city has access to top researchers and students. Davis is home to an active population, superior schools, a vibrant downtown and a prime location—just a few of the many reasons businesses find Davis so desirable.
Davis’ workforce consists of highly-skilled and technical people involved in a broad spectrum of employment. Primary representation is in professional, technical and governmental occupations. This distribution is due mainly to the city’s close relationship with the UC Davis campus and the professional and technical environment the university creates.
The Davis Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting economic development in Davis. Specific goals are to provide retail opportunities that meet the needs of Davis citizens, promote high-tech and biotech development, create diverse job opportunities and assist in the fiscal stability of the city. Davis benefits from substantial investment in research and office space from local companies such as AgraQuest, Schilling Robotics, Z-World and West Yost & Associates.
To find out more, visit the Davis Chamber of Commerce website at www.davischamber.com and the City of Davis Economic Development website at www.city.davis.ca.us/ed.