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The NECCC Partners

The Northeastern California Connect Consortium (NECCC) is an extension, expansion, and solidification of the consortium initially formed by the CSU Chico Center for Economic Development to participate in the work of the California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF). It is composed of seasoned and knowledgeable organizations and entities that either have been involved in the delivery of networked telecommunications or have promoted its need for more than four decades, or nearly as long as data networks have been in existence.

The NECCC official membership is composed of government entities (county, city/town, unincorporated districts, state and federal), Native.American communities, educational institutions, libraries, public safety entities, health delivery facilities, community and non.profit organizations, local businesses, telecommunications providers, electric utilities, and other organizations in the seven counties in the Northeast California area (Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou and Tehama).

The NECCC functions as an open Assembly with decisions reached by consensus of the official members of the Assembly. There is a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from the various member categories to provide advice and counsel to the Consortium Manager. However, all major decisions are made by consensus of the official Assembly members.

Two organizations serve as the management principals for the NECCC:

  • The Geographical Information Center (GIC) at California State University, Chico
  • The Center for Economic Development (CED) at California State University, Chico

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is acting as the lead management organization with the overall management and fiscal responsibilities for this regional Consortium.

The Center for Economic Development (CED) at CSU Chico

The CED at CSU Chico provides products and services primarily but not limited to Northern California promoting community and economic development. As a non-profit 501(c) 3 community outreach office of the California State University, Chico, the CED's mission is to improve the economic, environmental, health, and social conditions in the North State through support to and education of organizations, communities, and individuals.

As part of this mission, the CED at CSU Chico educates and builds the knowledge and capacity of California economic development professionals and enhances the well-being of the region's citizens by facilitating sustained, long.term, and coordinated economic development strategies. The CED at CSU Chico achieves this mission by helping communities and businesses in planning, community development, employment generation, natural resource management, workforce development, alternative energy advancement and leadership training.

The CED at CSU Chico took the lead and facilitated both the Northeastern and Upstate California Connect Broadband Demand Aggregation Projects and facilitated the development of a statewide broadband adoption strategy.