Power Inn Alliance Partners with Sacramento Inclusive Economic Development Collaborative to Conduct Business Outreach 
July 20, 2022
This spring, the Power Inn Alliance (PIA) partnered with the Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce (SACC) to launch a pilot program to assist small businesses within the district. The SACC secured a $3.5 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) contract from the City of Sacramento and is now working with many Property Business and Improvement Districts (PBIDs) within the city to conduct business visits.

A few years ago, SACC formed the Sacramento Inclusive Economic Development Collaborative (Sac IEDC) to provide technical assistance to small businesses, particularly minority owned, focusing on the Sacramento PBIDs. During the pandemic, the primary goal has been to help business owners learn about available grants and assistance with applying for those programs. One of the unique services offered is the in-language option, which includes Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and others, as needed. 
The Business Community Liaison dedicated to conducting business visits within the PIA district is Amparo Walker. Amaparo was a small business owner for 23 years in Northern California, and she personally knows the complexities of growing a successful business. The empowerment and growth of businesses resonates with Amparo’s heart, and she remains passionate about helping small businesses. Amparo spends several days a week out in the district, trying to connect with and meet small businesses and learn about issues affecting them. Should you catch a glimpse of her near your business, just know she is there to check in with you and provide you with information and resources for your success. 
For more information about the program, please email Amaparo at bcl@powerinn.org or call our office at (916) 453-8888. Click here to learn more about Sac IEDC. 
Power Inn Alliance is the property-based business improvement district (PBID), created in 2006 to advocate on behalf of the business community for economic, safety, and transportation issues. The district is located in the southeastern quadrant of the city of Sacramento and is home to over 10,000 businesses which creates over 29,000 direct jobs and produces over $3.2 billion in annual economic output. It serves as the city’s manufacturing core with over 62% of the city’s manufacturing base taking place in the 6.2 mile area*. It is also home to the Sacramento Center for Innovation, which will be the future location of the California Mobility Center.
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