Economic Development

Nestled amidst the breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, South Lake Tahoe, California, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and economic potential. Boasting picturesque views, world-class outdoor recreation, and a vibrant community, South Lake Tahoe presents an enticing opportunity for economic development. With its strategic location near the Nevada border, the city serves as a gateway to the renowned Lake Tahoe Basin, attracting millions of visitors each year. From tourism and hospitality to outdoor recreation and technology, South Lake Tahoe provides a fertile ground for businesses to thrive. With a commitment to sustainable growth and a welcoming atmosphere, South Lake Tahoe stands ready to embrace new ventures and opportunities, making it an ideal destination for those seeking to invest in a prosperous and dynamic economy.

  1. Business Resources
  2. Property Investment
  3. Business Improvement Districts
  4. Tax Increment Financing

There are two active Chambers of Commerce within the City of South Lake Tahoe, each providing business resources as well as opportunities for education, engagement and advocacy.

Tahoe Chamber website

South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce website

The Sierra Small Business Development Council (Sierra SBDC) works to support local entrepreneurs and small businesses with the tools and insights for success. The Sierra SBDC maintains a variety of business education and advice programs to provide assistance in many industries including food and retail, as well as micro-enterprises. They offer no cost consulting services focused on helping businesses create a feasible business model, asses business opportunities, determine financial needs, identify potential sources of financing, and design an effective strategy to market and grow. They work to equipping businesses and entrepreneurs with the knowledge, tools and skills to succeed on their own.

Sierra Small Business Development Council website