Helpful Links

Quick links for business & industry

American Society for Training and Development - the world's leading association of workplace learning and performance professionals, forming a world-class community of practice.

American Medical Association - information on Health Care education and careers, advocacy topics, physician resources, and more.

California Association for Local Economic Development - premier statewide professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members' ability to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients.

California Chamber of Commerce - helping California businesses do business.

California Employment Development Department - promotes California's economic growth by providing services to keep employers, employees, and job seekers competitive. The EDD Web site provides an online job and résumé bank (CalJOBS), which boasts thousands of job openings and the largest pool of candidates in the state; labor market tools designed to help you make educated decisions; and more.

California Economic Strategy Panel - engages in an objective and collaborative biennial planning process that examines economic regions, industry clusters, and cross-regional economic issues.

California Employment Training Panel - training program for incumbent workers, as well as a key resource for training unemployed workers.

California Labor and Workforce Agency - coordinates labor and employment programs for workers and businesses.

California Manufacturing and Technology Association - informing manufacturers and monitoring the business climate.

Directory of Associations - a directory of associations by business category at

National Association of Manufacturers - the nation's oldest and largest broad-based industrial trade association, represents 14000 companies in every industrial sector in every state.

National Institute of Standards and Technology - working with industry to foster innovation, trade, security and jobs.

Small Manufacturers Institute - a non-profit, manufacturing-driven mechanism that promotes California state-wide, regional, and grassroots participation in identifying small manufacturers' specific needs, coordinating existing resources and services and disseminating those resources and services through established providers.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) - world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually.

Workforce Strategy Center - builds responsive system for education, training, workforce and economic development in over twenty states to increase the competitiveness of the American economy.