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Peer and Industry Support. These regional and statewide organizations have got your back. Find like-minded owners and managers who have experienced similar challenges, as well as resources to support your industry.    

Business & Networking

Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce

The chamber provides advocacy, education, and networking for businesses, as well as community stewardship. Activities and programs include Business Connector events, Eggs and Issues breakfasts, and Leadership Merced. 

Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce

(209) 384-7092

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Established in 1947, the organization promotes the profile of Hispanic owned businesses in Merced County and helping businesses to succeed and expand. The organization provides networking events, workshops, a business directory, and member discounts.

Merced County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(209) 384-9537

Merced County Farm Bureau

The Farm Bureau is a nonprofit grassroots organization whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests of those who provide food, fiber and nursery products.

Merced County Farm Bureau

(209) 723-3001

Trade Associations

California Business Roundtable

This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of California CEOs focuses on big picture issues affecting California businesses. These issues include infrastructure, education, energy, and government reform.

California Business Roundtable

(916) 553-4093

California Farm Bureau Federation

This is a nongovernmental, nonprofit, voluntary membership California corporation whose purpose is to protect and promote agricultural interests throughout the state of California and to find solutions to the problems of the farm, the farm home and the rural community.

California Farm Bureau Federation

(916) 561-5500

California League of Food Processors

CLFP devoted primarily to furthering the interests of the food processing industry before the State Legislature and regulatory agencies, and at the federal level. CLFP's purpose is to foster a favorable environment for the growth and strength of the industry within the state. 

California League of Food Processors

(916) 640-8150

California Manufacturers & Technology Association

CMTA works to improve and enhance a strong business climate for California's 30,000 manufacturing, processing and technology based companies by providing business advocacy with state government, legislative updates and conferences.

California Manufacturers & Technology Association 

(916) 498-3340

California Solar Energy Industries Association

CALSEIA is a membership organizatoon that promotes the growth of the solar industry through policy development, advocacy, education, networking, and business services. 

California Solar Energy Industries Association

(916) 747-6987


Websites of respective organizations (July-Oct 2017).


City of Merced

Office of Economic Development

678 W 18th St. Merced, CA 95340

City Site:


800-723-4788 Toll Free

209-385-6827 Phone

209-723-1780 Fax


Frank Quintero

Director of Economic Development