Thanks to our vast network of partners, we can act as a convener of resources for North Coast’s business community.

Federal Funding


Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to being the nation’s premier voice for small businesses.

State Funding


The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.

Community partners

Our partners share our passion for supporting the small business community. Without them, our work wouldn’t be possible.

Cal Poly Humboldt

Formerly Humboldt State University, Cal Poly Humboldt was founded in 1913. The university is a public institution and part of the 23-campus California State University system. It serves as the Lead Center’s regional host and is located in Arcata, CA.


Norcal PTAC is a nonprofit program formed to help businesses successfully sell their products and services to government agencies. Their free services include one-on-one counseling, custom bid matching, training, resources, and networking opportunities.