Unearthing innovation in the Food & Agriculture Industries

Unearthing innovation in the Food & Agriculture Industries

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.

Returning to a region on the rise

Returning to a region on the rise

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.

COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Update: March 27, 2020

As we all adjust to new realities and commit to minimizing the spread of COVID-19, I want you to know that the Greater Sacramento Economic Council is open for business – remotely of course – and continues to see interest and activity, with new business commitments to locating in the region happening this week.

A toast to the Greater Sacramento region

A toast to the Greater Sacramento region

2019 was a game-changing year for the Greater Sacramento region. With the Major League Soccer announcement, new incentive programs, growing startups, and companies breaking ground; there was certainly a lot to raise a glass to and many achievements to award.

3 reasons more people are choosing Greater Sacramento

3 reasons more people are choosing Greater Sacramento

Greater Sacramento has evolved into an ideal place to live and work. This long-anticipated change happened relatively quickly thanks to improvements in the economy and the determination of our thought leaders, real estate developers and regional champions. So why are people choosing Greater Sacramento?

Greater Sacramento is a region on the rise

Greater Sacramento is a region on the rise

Garry MaiselPresident and CEO at Western Health Advantage I’m excited to be the new chair of the board of directors of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC). Formed in 2014 with the support of a diverse group of regional business executives, GSEC works to...

Vote for Greater Sacramento panels for SXSW 2020

Vote for Greater Sacramento panels for SXSW 2020

Help us highlight the Greater Sacramento region and our innovative solutions to the challenges of the future by voting for our proposed panels at SXSW 2020. This is a can’t-miss opportunity to showcase the region’s value proposition to an international crowd of thought-leaders and pioneers.

Learning through collaboration

Learning through collaboration

OP-EDS Leidhra Guild June 28, 2019 Collaboration and inclusion are key to success. This is the message that resonates loudest with me every time I participate in a California Stewardship Network session. It is also the lesson I try to take with me and continue to...

Arizona launches #CAStruggles campaign, California pushing back

Arizona launches #CAStruggles campaign, California pushing back

BUSINESS Greater Sacramento June 14, 2019 California is known as the Golden State and other states are doing their best to get a piece of the gold.  Arizona is among the latest to join in the fray – coming into the Golden State, trying to poach California...

Reaction to yesterday’s Budget and Audit Committee meeting

OP-EDS Barry Broome June 15, 2019 City of Sacramento takes bold step forward – votes 8 to 1 on Mayor’s budget proposal Data show need for inclusive economic development in Sacramento and city acts accordingly Today was a bold step forward toward realizing the true...

Brookings Metro Monitor: May 2019 Update

Brookings Metro Monitor: May 2019 Update

BUSINESS Danielle Casey May 28, 2019 Growth and prosperity see improvement, but inclusion still needs work Brookings Metro Monitor released its 2019 updates and the Greater Sacramento region saw overall improvements in growth and prosperity over the last...

Governor Brown’s Veto of AB 2596

CATEGORY Barry Broome November 2, 2018 Governor Brown's Veto of AB 2596 — Barry Broome It didn’t make headlines, but just before the September close, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed legislation that would have put the state on a path to address...

Launch – Machine Learning at 240 MPH

Launch – Machine Learning at 240 MPH

BUSINESS, FEATURED, INNOVATION Greater Sacramento February 16, 2018Launch Consulting accelerates decisions to keep Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at the front of the race.Have you ever been behind a slower driver on a twisty, winding road, unable to pass for...

If Sacramento Builds It, Tech Will Come

If Sacramento Builds It, Tech Will Come

OP-EDS Neal Best August 24, 2017If Sacramento Builds It, Tech Will ComeThe bi-annual blog returns, I know you have all been waiting for this! It has been clear over the past 6 months that Sacramento has nudged over the tipping point from relative national...

What Is It Like to Relocate to the Sacramento Region?

What Is It Like to Relocate to the Sacramento Region?

“We’ve also been able to attract a lot of people from the San Francisco Bay Area,” Hardeep says. “It’s gone crazy there. We can provide employees with similar opportunities for growth and it’s exciting to attract people to the greater Sacramento Area.”

Sacramento Wins Big with March Madness  

Sacramento Wins Big with March Madness  

FEATURED, TALENT Greater Sacramento April 19, 2017This past March, tens of thousands of fans descended upon the Sacramento region to watch the first two rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.The last time Sacramento hosted March Madness was during...

The Only Prescription is More Cowbell

The Only Prescription is More Cowbell

FEATURED, INNOVATION, TALENT Greater Sacramento April 19, 2017“I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell.”So said Christopher Walken during his infamous Saturday Night Live skit about Blue Oyster Cult. Will Farrell jumped in with his...

Rocklin is Building for the Future on a Solid Foundation

Rocklin is Building for the Future on a Solid Foundation

COMMUNITIES, FEATURED Greater Sacramento March 17, 2017The Greater Sacramento Economic Council represents a unique mix of communities across a six-county area.  Each of these counties contain unique cities that have something to offer for everyone. Rocklin...

Conversations with the Community – The Visitation Economy

Conversations with the Community – The Visitation Economy

GREATER SACRAMENTO EVENTS Greater Sacramento March 15, 2017What Investments Offer the Highest ROI for the Sacramento Region's Visitation Economy?This is the topic that the Greater Sacramento community discussed during out latest 'Conversations with the...

Brand Sacramento: Perception vs. Reality

Brand Sacramento: Perception vs. Reality

OP-EDS Neal Best January 11, 2017This is a guest post by Neal Best.As I speak with companies in the Bay Area every week, it has become clear that most Bay Area residents have a persistent, lingering perception of the Sacramento region that is seemingly...

The California Option

The California Option

BUSINESS, INNOVATION, TALENT Greater Sacramento January 5, 2017California has the most innovative economy in the world, and boasts legendary tech giants such as Apple ($635 billion) and Google ($561 billion) that have consistently dominated the list of...

An Economy Built on Diversity

An Economy Built on Diversity

California embraces diversity and innovation as the route to economic prosperity while the rest of the nation is pulling back from the international stage and showing increasing intolerant to groups with different skin colors, religions, languages, and sexual identities. Instead of seeking to create the new industries propelled by technology and innovation, the incoming administration is focused on resurrecting old industries that have been in decline for decades.

Tech Scale-ups Enjoy Longer ‘Runway’ in the Sacramento Area

Tech Scale-ups Enjoy Longer ‘Runway’ in the Sacramento Area

Time is of the essence for any startup, especially for tech startups that place a premium on the commercialization process. Tech startups are increasingly recognizing the competitive advantage and cost savings that operating in the Sacramento region affords them. The Sacramento area offers them increased ‘runway’ to get their product off the ground by offering business cost advantages that allow the dollars invested in their product to go much further in the Sacramento region relative to those tech startups operating in other markets.

America’s Fork-to-Farm Capitol

America’s Fork-to-Farm Capitol

“Sacramento is America’s Farm-to-Fork Capitol. We want to make Sacramento America’s Fork-to-Farm Capitol as well,” California Safe Soil CEO Dan Morash says.

Sacramento Region Must Focus on Jobs to Ensure a Brighter Future

Sacramento Region Must Focus on Jobs to Ensure a Brighter Future

During the past year, we have witnessed many leaders in the Sacramento region stepping forward to take ownership of the strategic vision for our market.

We have served as chairman and vice chairman of the board for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. It is astounding to see what has been accomplished in such a short period. We are especially heartened by the collaboration among business and political leaders in our region.