The Sierra Business Council is has been award a Small Business Administration Contract to promote business Development in the region, including Nevada County.
According to Steven Frisch, SBC President, writing in a comment on a local blog:
We at SBC are committed to working with everyone in the region on boosting business viability, expanding markets and fostering start-ups. We will be working closely with the Nevada County ERC, SEDCorps, the Center for Economic Development at Cal State Chico, the California Economy Summit, Sierra College, Workforce Investment Boards and other economic development groups from across the region to ensure coordination of efforts. Finally we will be looking for specific business clusters and high value interventions we can support in the sub-regions, like high speed broadband deployment, shared workspace opportunities, advanced manufacturing, and the creation of new clusters around energy, food systems, forest products, tourism and recreation and the arts.
As you will remember, Steven Frisch was a strong supporter of AB-32, being one of the leading proponents against Prop 23 which would have delayed implementation of AB-32 until the States economy improved. The SBC is also a promoter of CO2 audits by local government to establish a base line for future CO2 reductions.
To refresh your memory AB-32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, mandated reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2020 which is just six years away. Last week at the United Nations summit on climate issues, Governor Brown told world leaders that within six months he planned to set new, lower carbon emissions goals for 2030. Brown said this plan will take more ambition and more technology, “and will also require heightened political will.”
To help prepare a path to that political will, the Sierra Business Council is sponsoring the Peak Innovation Conference the 8-10 of October in Tahoe City.
Together, we will explore the evolving opportunities and challenges in creating, measuring and implementing sustainable solutions to local and Sierra-wide issues.
You may already know that “implementing sustainable solutions” is a code word for UN Agenda 21.
Conference Tracks will include:
- Examining critical Sierra issues and exploring best practices for leveraging our precious water and forest resources for economic and environmental good.
- Exploring ways to advance innovation in rural communities.
- Skill-building workshops designed to equip regional leaders with the tools to measure and move the needle on triple bottom line efforts.
What is the Triple Bottom Line you ask?
A phrase coined in 1994 by John Elkington and later used in his 1997 book “Cannibals With Forks: The Triple Bottom Line Of 21st Century Business” describing the separate financial, social and environmental “bottom lines” of companies. A triple bottom line measures the company’s economic value, “people account” – which measures the company’s degree of social responsibility and the company’s “planet account” – which measures the company’s environmental responsibility. Elkington argued that companies should prepare three bottom lines – the triple bottom line – instead of focusing solely on its finances, thereby giving consideration to the company’s social, economic and environmental impact.
We are about to become engaged in a great social experiment, where a left leaning environmental organization, which prompts anthropogenic global warming and supports UN Agenda 21 “sustainability” takes on the task of regional economic development. The problem is we are the economic victims if the SBC’s socialist experiment fails. Are you OK with being one of SBC’s economic lab rats?