We help businesses succeed.

Starting a first-time business or opening another? We're here to help.


BERC is a free, confidential, non-regulatory, and business retention resource established by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in 1993 in response to business requests for more compliance assistance with:
  • L​ocal, State, and Federal permit requirements
  • Environmental permits and regulatory requirements
  • Start-up, new, and expanding business support
​BERC is uniquely independent and is the first of its kind in the state of California.
Starting a business can be both exciting and overwhelming.
 We hope this simple walkthrough helps you on your quest to opening your business and being successful. Click here, or on the button above for step-by-step instructions to starting your business. 




Discover Sustainable Businesses in your area!​​​

Existing Business​ 
For assistance with your existing business, click here, or on the button above.


Register to attend the 2015

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BERC is funded by:

Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District Sacramento County Sacramento County Environmental Management Department Sacramento County MSA - Building Development Sacramento Stormwater Quality Partnership Sacramento County Department of Airports SMUD regionalsan Sacramento Regional Solid Waste Authority

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