GSEC quarterly update: May 2021
We continued to make critical achievements for the region through our third quarter. We placed 21 of our Digital Upskill program graduates in jobs, earning an average starting salary of $47,000. One graduate was even featured in a blog post by the CEO of Google. The #NextOutWest campaign reached more than 8 million people in Q3 and has continued to gain traction in Q4 with a recent feature by Bloomberg. We also continued to grow our Business Retention and Expansion program, focusing on engaging tradable sector industry sectors.
Additional recent highlights include:
- The Washington Post featured a story on increased migration to region with a focus on Placer County communities, including Rocklin, Roseville and Lincoln. Read it here.
- More than 5,000 people applied for the Digital Upskill Sacramento program that GSEC partnered on with Greater Sacramento Urban League. Sacramento Business Journal wrote about goals for expanding the program. Read the feature here.
I look forward to even more growth this quarter.
President & CEO
Greater Sacramento Economic Council
Greater Sacramento, the state capital, is paving the way: creating assets, policies and initiatives to advance the green economy and technology.
One of Greater Sacramento’s booming industries is food and agriculture. As a young professional, I have stepped into the world of these industries, working for their economic growth which is something I didn’t originally see in my future.
The Greater Sacramento region, where I was born and raised, has shaken off its image of a government town to an innovation hub. I left the region in 2013 and the economic changes I’ve seen in just seven years have pleasantly surprised me.