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The future of food & ag is in Greater Sacramento

Here, innovators have access to a strong supply chain, $2.25 billion total ag value and the #1 agricultural sciences university in the nation, UC Davis.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Promotes Michelle Willard to Chief Public Affairs Officer

The Greater Sacramento region’s leading economic development group, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC), announced Michelle Willard will be promoted to Chief Public Affairs Officer of the organization effective July 1.

Why Greater Sacramento is leading in clean mobility

Greater Sacramento, the state capital, is paving the way: creating assets, policies and initiatives to advance the green economy and technology.

Press Releases

Quarterly updates from the President & CEO 

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.

Media Highlights

More Americans Are Leaving Cities, But Don’t Call It an Urban Exodus

Sarah Lorraine Goodman always wanted to settle down in her hometown of Sacramento, California, but life got in the way. After moving to San Jose for grad school in 2009, a job and a boyfriend kept her there.

A churning Golden State on the eve of new population numbers

Whitney Ranch is one of many development projects in Placer County, two hours east of San Francisco. The area offers more affordable housing to Californians in the increasingly overpriced Bay Area.

How unemployed Californians launched new careers in a pandemic with 9 weeks of training

The Sacramento Bee is exploring the future of work in California as the state recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. The series is supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rigorous and compelling reporting about responses to social problems.

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Michelle Willard

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