Our Mission

Our hearts go out to our friends, families and colleagues affected by the Camp Fire.  Beginning Friday, November 16th a Disaster Recovery Center will be set up at 1982 E. 20th Street in Chico (inside the closed Sears building) to assist victims of the fire. Additional resources, including current evacuation shelters and orders, public health and donation information, visit www.buttecounty.net 


The Center for Economic Development at California State University, Chico provides regional leaders with accurate and timely information to address the socio-economic challenges and opportunities facing the region. 

By conducting high-quality research and leveraging the academic resources of CSU, Chico, we empower regional leaders to make effective and informed decisions to best serve the needs of their clients, constituents, and communities.