COVID-19 Resources

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.

SizeUp small business planning tool

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.

Explore the tool here.

Latest updates and archived newsletters

Greater Sacramento COVID-19 newsletter updates

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 Sacramento was the most popular migration destination in July, with more than half of home searches from buyers outside the area (RedFin)

September 2 Sacramento named #5 rising city that could become a top place to live and work from home (CNBC)

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)

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GSEC past locate @NewfrontHQ is expanding: “The #talent pool, especially for our purposes, is incredible." - CEO and co-founder Spike Lipkin
https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2020/09/14/newfront-insurance-hiring-in-sacramento.html #TheFutureIsHere #CaliforniaOption

Greater Sacramento listed among the top capital cities to live in. https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-state-capitals-to-live-in-2020-edition #TheFutureIsHere @smartasset

The rapidly growing Placer County hub ranked 45th by @MONEY on the list of 100 best cities to live in. Roseville’s affordability compared well to the rest of California, and its thriving job opportunities catapulted it into the top half. https://money.com/collection/best-places-to-live-2020/

We’re looking for an experienced professional to manage our research & strategy. The position will oversee a small team supporting all levels of research, data gathering/analysis & policy efforts. Learn more and apply: https://www.greatersacramento.com/the-council/careers/ #EconomicDevelopment #jobs #hiringnow

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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:

Utilities

SMUD
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.

PGE

Educational Institutions

UC Davis 
Sac State
University of California 
Sierra College 
Los Rios Community College District
William Jessup University 
University of the Pacific
California Northstate University

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.

How can you help?

Please email recovery@greatersacramento.com or call 916-441-2144 if you have a resource that should be listed on this page, have a question for us or know of any employers that are hiring.

Statewide Relief Programs

Webinars

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

 

Recordings

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 ColorView 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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