Why did you choose the Greater Sacramento region to do business?
Greater Sacramento is home to the capital of California, which is the world’s fifth largest economy and the nation’s top agricultural producer. That’s one of the main reasons why MyFloraDNA has decided to establish its headquarters here. A diverse business mix, world-class universities and proximity to lawmakers make Sacramento County a premier location for our business. The Greater Sacramento region is a leader in the 21st century economy with growing advanced agriculture, food and life sciences industries. It is the perfect fit for our startup.
What are the benefits of living and doing business in the Greater Sacramento region?
One of the major advantages of being established in Sacramento is that we are near San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Oregon and one of the most important agronomic regions in the world — San Joaquin and Napa Valley.
Sacramento has also afforded us the following business advantages:
- Pro-business policies including incentives, fast-tracked permitting and environmental assistance
- Low utility rates
- Low land, development and labor costs
- Numerous shovel-ready sites
Do you believe your location in the Greater Sacramento region has helped you find quality talent?
The Greater Sacramento region offers a wide range of services for new and expanding businesses to recruit and train highly skilled employees. From customized vocational training to prestigious graduate-level university programs, Sacramento can provide employers like us the workforce development tools and higher education resources we need to succeed.
Why do you choose to do business in California over other states?
For an ag company like ours it’s important to be near the main agricultural regions in California. The Emerald Triangle to the North is a major cannabis production area. Its proximity offers us the opportunity to enter the industry. It’s also advantageous for us to be nearby San Joaquin Valley and Southern California, some of the most agricultural and biotechnological regions in the world.
What is your favorite restaurant or hangout spot in the Greater Sacramento region?
Wildwood Kitchen is always a fun spot with music and Ella has been a favorite for date nights with my wife. I also really enjoy Frank Fats for their great service.
View our Success Story series here to learn more about the advantages of doing business in Greater Sacramento.
“world-class universities and proximity to lawmakers make Sacramento County a premier location for our business”
“The Greater Sacramento region offers a wide range of services for new and expanding businesses to recruit and train highly skilled employees.”
MyFloraDNA combines DNA technology with high-throughput data management, using their Real Time Dashboard MyFloraCLOUD. This effective tool enables their clients to manage their data from tested samples. This app also uploads the Molecular ID information of the sequenced strain to the Blockchain (in case the client requires it) to protect the information as much as possible.
Origin Materials was founded in West Sacramento by two UC Davis graduates who met while studying chemical engineering. Today, Origin is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company, boasting partnerships with the likes of Mitsubishi and LVMH Beauty.
Michael Moore is the Managing Director, Tax Credits & Investment Advisory Services at Ernst & Young and a member of GSEC’s Competitiveness Council. Learn more about why he values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.