Greater Sacramento Tech Industry

Greater Sacramento offers a diverse technology industry with developments spanning from hardware to software design across numerous industries, including fintech, biomedicine, agriculture and mobility. Companies are capitalizing on the region’s growing STEM-educated talent pool, collaborative government programs, and affordable operating costs to foster innovation and grow their business.

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53% of the population in Greater Sacramento have STEM degrees

#8 highest concentration of STEM bachelor’s degrees among the largest 50 metros in the U.S.

Sacramento is the #6 small tech market in North America

Sources: Emsi, 2019​; CBRE, 2019

Education

Greater Sacramento has access to a top-tier pipeline of 754,963 students currently enrolled in 2-year and 4-year institutions within 100 miles.

A sound location for data centers

Seismic stability, three strong utility providers and a high-quality water supply make Greater Sacramento an ideal data center location. The region is home to California’s largest data center, Ragingwire’s “The RockSM”, whose 680,000-sq.-ft. center boasts over 52.7 megawatts of high-density critical IT capacity.

Tech success stories

Apple

Tech
The Elk Grove campus employs over 5,000 on 78 acres and has planned an expansion of 24,000+ sq. ft.

Intel

Tech
The state and local communities have invested over $11 million in local infrastructure to support Intel’s Folsom campus, which was established in 1984 and now employs close to 6,000.

EA Sports

Video Games
The 30,000 sq. ft. of new Class A creative office space in Midtown Sacramento will house a growing division of 150 employees.

Riskalyze

Fintech
Headquartered in Placer County, this startup grew from four employees to 225 in just ve short years and became the top tool in the ver cal market they serve.

Explore the region’s tech-centric industries:

AgTech

Life Sciences

Future Mobility

Top tech employers in Greater Sacramento

wdt_ID Company Location type Employee count Type
1 Intel Branch 6,000 Semiconductors
2 Apple Inc. Branch 5,000 Communications equipment
3 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Branch 2,000 Computer hardware and storage
4 Micron Technology Branch 500 Semiconductors
5 Oracle Corporation Branch 500 Computer hardware and storage
Source: Sacramento Business Journal Book of Lists 2019