Category: Economic Development

How To Encourage Employee Involvement In Business Achievements

Even when an area has an impressive employment rate, it can be difficult to get those employees engaged in their jobs. While the employment in Shasta County grew by 2.33% between 2015 and 2016, and that growth is no small accomplishment, the actual engagement of employees at their jobs is harder to measure. Worldwide research has estimated that just 13% of employees are engaged while at work, with 33% of United States residents feel engaged at work. Learn these strategies and you can better engage your employees and promote entrepreneurial development at the same time.

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Start Up Weekend 2018 | Shasta EDC Update 10-25-2018

Jake Hinton:        Hey, my name is Jake, I work with Cloud Potential. I’m here with Todd Jones, with Shasta EDC, and Todd is going to share with us an upcoming event, Startup Weekend Redding.

Todd Jones:         Yes.

Jake Hinton:        So, Todd, why don’t you tell us what the event is, and then tell us a little bit about it.

Todd Jones:         Yeah, so this is our fourth annual Startup Weekend Redding, and it’s going to take place November the 9th to the 11th, which is just over two weeks away. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, starting Friday night at about 6:00 PM, and going until Sunday night at about 8:00 PM or so.

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Shasta EDC Update September 18th

Todd Jones: Alright, so as of Saturday, flights went live for Redding to LAX direct starting March 9th of 2019, so just about six months away or so. And it’s pretty exciting. United’s been in Redding for several years flying to SFO, four times a day. But our business community, and our tourism – really everybody – has wanted this direct flight back to LA that we lost in 2011, because we think it’s going to be a big economic driver, and we’re really excited to have it back.

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