Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
A Chat with Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Formed in 1993, our mission is to build sustainable communities through economic development. SACC represents the interests of the 6,000 Asian-owned businesses within the Sacramento region. Our focus is Asian owned-businesses, but we impact the over 37,000 small businesses that reside here.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Since 1993, 6 in 10 new jobs were created by small business, and 95% of firms in the Sacramento region are small business. With over 37,000 small businesses in the region, they employ over 325,000 people and the purchasing power of this region’s small business employees is over $12 billion.
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to personally connect with local small businesses and provide them a fruitful network of key regional resources, thus enabling them to achieve sustainable growth and enrich the Greater Sacramento business community with quality goods and services.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
We are a prominent financial supporter of business development and support organizations throughout the Sacramento Region, including SACC. We see great value in what SACC does for its mission and vision for the region. - Jim Alves, Program Manager of Economic Development and Partnerships, SMUD