The City of Angels Community Development Department
The City is focused on Economic Development, which includes the retention of existing businesses and the attraction of new ones. We are always working on updating planning documents, working with applicants to succeed, and identifying programs and policies that help support our business climate.
Recent Economic Programs are:
Hop N’ Shop program which is dedicated to consumers to shop at our local Angels Camp businesses
Utica park Expansion, while a park expansion may not seem like a direct Economic Developer project, this park will be a regional park, creating a draw from all over the county, state, and country. This in turn means more visitors that want to eat and shop!
Wayfinding Signs is a project in the works that will help visitors find us. These signs are grant funded and will work to push traffic to our shopping areas.
Angels Creek Trail is a project that will allow visitors a scenic bike and pedestrian trail from Vallecito Road to Utica Park and then to New Melones Lake.
Caltrans SHOPP Bike and Pedestrian project along Highway 49 will revolutionize our way around town to Utica Park.
Calaveras Chamber of Commerce Provided Education, Networking, and Events
The Calaveras County Chamber of Commerce is a great resource, providing networking and educational opportunities throughout the County and City.
They have an annual Leadership Calaveras Program that is an amazing opportunity to truly discover hidden gems throughout the County and network with other leaders in business, not-for-profits, and governments. Applications are available in late December/early January of each year.
They have Member Events for businesses, including coordinated events with the Angels Camp Business Association
The Angels Camp Business Association is a local organization that focuses on goodwill in the greater Angels Camp area. Funded, primarily by the Angels Business community, the events they spearhead include the Fresh Fridays farmers market, Jr. Frog Jump, annual Christmas Boughs throughout town, and the annual downtown Christman Parade.
ACBA also coordinates grand openings with new businesses.
Destination Angels Camp
Destination Angels Camp is a local organization that is focused on business support within Angels Camp, whether that be for new or expanding businesses.