Employment and business opportunities are growing significantly in Scotia. Humboldt Redwood Company, which now owns the sawmill operations, has retained many of the employees formerly with Pacific Lumber. Additional employment openings are expected to develop. Eel River Brewing Company is employing people with its brewing facility which opened last year in the Scotia Industrial Park. The Park utilizes former saw mill space now available for lease to various industrial tenants. The Town of Scotia itself employs people in the Town Crew and the Scotia Volunteer Fire Department. Scotia Union School District is also an employer.
Business opportunities exist in a wide variety of retail, commercial, industrial and service areas. The Rio Dell-Scotia Chamber of Commerce actively promotes business activity in Scotia and its sister city, Rio Dell.