The Economic Growth Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that focuses on business retention, economic research, and partnerships with our elected leaders in serving the community.
Philanthropic Partnerships with Public Officials: The Economic Growth Institute provides an outlet for businesses and elected officials to give back to the community that they are in. This includes backpack giveaways to students in need, over 3,000 turkeys provided to families for Thanksgiving, funds for field trips for schools that cannot afford the expense, and many other activities that support the community.
Training for Permit Simplicity Certification Program: A program of the Economic Growth Institute, Permit Simplicity is a one day permitting program based upon a program from the City of Phoenix with local customization for the Sacramento regional market area. Permit Simplicity allows businesses to obtain a permit for improvements to an existing building in one day. Under this program, plans prepared by a designated, pre-qualified professional architect or engineer will be reviewed by the jurisdiction at the permit counter and a permit will be issued the next day. The Economic Growth Institute administers the certification training for this program in conjunction with our participating public agencies.
The Board of Directors of Economic Growth Institute is comprised of:
Chet Fite, Fite Properties
Board of Directors:
Scott Maxwell, Unger Construction
Lisa Nicolls, Murphy Austin Adams Schoenfeld
Dan Ramos, RAMCO Enterprises
Jon Blackstad, Five Star Bank
Chuck Hack, Lionakis
David Temblador, Harrison Temblador Hungerford & Johnson