The OS Difference | Services

Business Development

Our Business Development Team can do the following for your business:

  • Offset expansion costs
  • Serve as a liaison to county and city services
  • Confidential site location assistance
  • Facilitate fast track permitting
  • Assist with fees and permitting
  • Assist with regulatory issues
  • Provide a link to alternative sources of financing
  • Serve as a direct conduit to state, regional, and local economic incentive
  • Workforce Training - refer to our Workforce Development section
  • Provide you with Research and Marketing resources to connect you with potential customers and suppliers
  • Communicate your successes through our marketing and communications outreach

Contact our Business Development Team

Tyler Richardson | | 209.422.6421

Workforce Development

Opportunity Stanislaus works closely with local employers to find the best possible match for their employment needs.

Here are some of our Workforce Development Services:

  • HR Services - "No cost" recruitment and application collection, referrals, and pre-screening
  • Job listing - "No cost" job postings locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Recruitment - "No cost" assistance with recruiting events, including promotion of event, meeting space, and interview rooms
  • OJT - Up to 50% wage reimbursement for hiring and providing on-the-job training to previously unemployed individuals
  • Assessments - WorkKeys assessments and certification of potential employees
  • Profiling - Identification of skills necessary for positions at your company through our WorkKeys profiling program
  • Internship program - You provide the mentoring and training for our Welfare to Work and Long-Term Unemployed individuals and we pay the wages and Workers Compensation insurance
  • Training program - Our Customized Training Program helps you with the cost of providing skill-upgrade training to qualifying employees

Contact our Workforce Development Team:

| | 209.558.4473 (HIRE)

Small Business Support

Opportunity Stanislaus, through the Valley Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC), offers a wide range of services to support innovation, entreupreneur's, and small business owners.

These services include:

  • Understanding startup requirements
  • Assistance in locating and applying for funding
  • Building profitable operations
  • Developing new innovations
  • Government certifications
  • Basic exporting requirements
  • Employer regulations and taxes
  • Assistance in writing business plans
  • Confidential one-on-one business consulting by expert local advisors, always FREE!
  • Hundreds of live training events each year and most are FREE!
  • Free professional research assistance
  • Free access to marketing data and free-based services
  • Access to online trainings
  • Documents, forms, quick links, and other valuable business information in our online resource room

We also have programs that support innovation, including:

  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Stanislaus Innovation Challenge
  • Local Innovation Centers

To learn more, contact our Innovation Team:

Katy Winders | | 209.422.6413

Marketing & Communications

Opportunity Stanislaus is here to garner broader recognition of its programs to meet the needs of businesses, entreupreneurs, and job seekers.

Here are a few of our marketing programs:

  • Brand - the image of the County includes specific campaigns for both internal and external marketing that will help build brand awareness, support and encourage local business development, and target specific industries
  • Marketing Research - research is required to ensure the right audience is being targeted, and Market research is also critical in organizing and effectively conducting public relations campaigns, tradeshows, missions, and business profiles
  • Marketing Support Services - "No cost" marketing assistance for our local business and industry with press conferences, press releases, ground breaking ceremonies, and promotion of events
  • Social Media, Press Conferences, and Advertising - whether it's advertising, social media, or PR, Opportunity Stanislaus strives to create news-making ideas that get noticed
  • External Newsletter - feature articles highlight the unique strengths of Stanislaus County and each of the nine cities, and it promotes the regions strengths and opportunities for business attraction
  • Internal Newsletter - feature articles and activities help promote local business, new business, and community partners, and highlight our programs
  • Events - we host four events a year in celebration of our investors, local business and industry, and economic trends

Contact our Marketing Team:

Amber Edwards | | 209.422.6430