Last Updated: September 8, 2020 10:30 a.m.
The GSEC team is currently monitoring the COVID-19 situation. While its full impact is unknown, we know that it will be significant for our regional, national and global economies. GSEC is compiling information, best practices and strategies to support the region’s economic resiliency and ultimate recovery. We’ll continue to update this page as those resources are released.
GSEC launched a free online tool, SizeUp, which provides custom market research and data to empower companies to make strategic and data-driven decisions on their next move. This will give businesses that are struggling or those that have closed due to COVID-19 access to hyperlocal information to help them get back to work.
Latest updates and archived newsletters
August 25 Sacramento to put $10 million toward workforce training for construction, digital skills (Biz Journals)
September 3 California Mobility Center picks Depot Park for HQ (Biz Journals)
August 28 It’s a seller’s market, especially in the Sacramento metro area (Sacramento Business Journal)
August 24 Appetite for Disruption podcast feature (Appetite for Disruption)
September 1 America’s Jobs Team podcast feature (Consultant Connect)
September 4 Railyards courthouse project nears fall construction start (Biz Journals)
September 3 Building in Downtown Commons sold for $20.2 million, but won’t have WeWork as tenant (Biz Journals)
September 2 JUMP e-bikes and e-scooters return to Sacramento (Sacramento City Express)
September 1 Sacramento market had $1.8B in commercial mortgage-backed securities balance at end of 2019 (Biz Journals)
September 1 Eviction relief bill signed into law, other bills head to governor’s desk (Biz Journals)
September 1 Sacramento to encourage high-rise housing on section of riverfront (Biz Journals)
August 31 SMUD selects veteran executive and engineer as its next CEO (Biz Journals)
August 28 Sacramento unveils grand plans for downtown train and bus hub (Sac Bee)
August 26 Women Who Mean Business 2020 (Biz Journals)
August 26 Smart-locker company Luxer One grows with school deliveries (Biz Journals)
August 25 51-unit apartment complex planned at Q Street in Downtown Sacramento (Biz Journals)
August 25 The Top 50 SaaS CEOs of 2020 (Powerschool’s Hardeep Gulati recognized) (The Software Report)
COVID-19 data map
The below map provides information about the spread of the novel coronavirus across the United States. This data comes from the New York Times and is updated daily. Select the entire country or any specific county or region from the drop-down menu, then click on the COVID-19 tab to choose which variables you’d like to display.
Greater Sacramento Community Resources and Updates
Please visit the links below to see additional support provided by the region’s communities and organizations:
SMUD will not disconnect power due to non-payment and is offering payment arrangements to help customers pay their electricity bill. Take a look at their Facebook page for tips and ongoing updates on SMUD resources and programs to help during this challenging time.
Downtown Business Donations
Seeded by a $30,000 contribution from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the public can now donate to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation to fund Recovery Grants to support businesses that suffered damage and/or theft in recent days. 100% of donations collected will fund the grants.
Donate at GoDowntownSac.com/donate. For large donations, we encourage checks to avoid processing fees. Send checks made out to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation and mailed to:
Downtown Sacramento Partnership: ATTN Recovery Fund
980 9th Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95814
Downtown Recovery Grant
Ground-floor businesses located within the 66-block district managed by the Downtown Sacramento Partnership that have been the victim of street-facing physical damage and/or theft since May 29, 2020 are eligible for $1,500 grants to directly cover the cost of their insurance deductible or storefront repair.
Businesses can apply at DowntownSac.org/recovery.
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Statewide Relief Programs
Agricultural businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance programs. SBA’s EIDL portal will reopen as a result of funding authorized by Congress through the Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act.
The World Trade Center of Northern California has an assistance form for exporters to get needed Certificates of Origin online. Use this form to get started.
Resources for reopening and getting back to work safely
Insperity – Returning to the workplace
September 15 | Social Connectivity and the Future of Workplace: HGA Research Presentation Register here
September 22 | Social Connectivity and the Future of Workplace: Panel Register here
Placer Shares Grant Program Webinar Series Register here
Future Technologies as Economic Drivers View the webinar recording
Fireside Chat with a Futurist View the webinar recording
Economic Development Advancement Series: Manufacturing and Supply Chain Considerations View the webinar recording
Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part 3 View the webinar recording
Capital and Connections Part II: Startup Success for Communities of Color – View the webinar recording
Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part II View the webinar recording
Digital Transformation of Organizational IT: Part I View the webinar recording
Capital and Connections Part I: Loans and Resources View the webinar recording
SBA Resources to Help Your Business Rebound from Crisis
The Sacramento District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is delivering weekly, district-wide webinars that provide an overview of the resources and a Q&A session with attendees. See upcoming programs and register here.
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