In 2023 Danish biotech startup 21st.BIO opened a 12,000-square-foot R&D facility in Davis, its first U.S. location. Founded in 2020, 21st.BIO is a technology and service partner for precision fermentation companies.
engagED voices feature key initiatives in the region to educate community members about the developments underway in our region. For this month’s feature, we talked with Citrus Heights Economic Development and Community Engagement Director, Meghan Huber, about the Citrus Heights Block Party Trailer. Read on to learn more.
John Hidahl is District 1 Supervisor for El Dorado County and a member of GSEC’s Board of Directors. Learn more about why he values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region in the Q&A below.
engagED voices feature key initiatives in the region to educate community members about the developments underway in our region. For this month’s feature, we talked with GSEC Board Member, Dwayne Crenshaw, President and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Urban League about the exciting project “Hub in the Heights” being led by GSUL. Read on to learn more.
Kimberly Menzel is Senior Vice President & Area Manager of Kaiser Permanente and a member of GSEC’s Board of Directors. Learn more about why she values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region in the Q&A below.
Biome Makers announced the grand opening of its 4,200 sq. ft, new headquarters, located in the Global AgTech Hub of the world, Davis, California. Biome Makers continues to drive innovation in agriculture by decoding soil biology at scale, and enhancing soil sampling processing times through its expanded lab space and state-of-the-art facilities.
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Gemini Bioproducts, LLC (“GeminiBio”), today announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art cGMP manufacturing facility and warehouse in West Sacramento, California.
Sacramento-based solar module manufacturer Solar4America has announced intentions to expand its presence in the Sacramento region, with plans to add 56,000 additional square feet of space and 400 more jobs for the company in Sacramento by the end of 2024.
Wendy Cohen is President of Sacramento-based Kitchell CEM and a member of GSEC’s Board of Directors. Learn more about why she values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.
Michael Korpiel is the President – Sacramento Market at Dignity Health, President/CEO at Mercy San Juan Medical Center and a member of GSEC’s Board of Directors. Learn more about why he values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.
Colleen McCain Nelson is a Executive Editor / Regional Editor for California at The Sacramento Bee and GSEC Board of Director. Learn more about why she values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.
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.
EyeRate has been able to grow in Greater Sacramento thanks to the region’s tech talent, community resources and employee experience.
Mark Noriega is a Managing Director at Accenture and the Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Secretary of GSEC’s Board of Directors. Learn more about why he values economic development, working with GSEC and living and working in the Greater Sacramento region.
Advanced.farm is a cutting-edge agtech company located just minutes from UC Davis – the country’s #1 agricultural science university — in the Greater Sacramento region.
Aachen, Germany-based PEM Motion provides engineering and business consulting services to zero emission vehicle companies from its North America headquarters – Greater Sacramento.
Extend your runway in Greater Sacramento with up to 30% in startup cost savings while maintaining connection to Bay Area investors just 90 miles away.
Healthcare workers are heroes. During the pandemic, safety net clinics offered telehealth services to reach the community. Doctors, nurses, and pharmacy staff vaccinated residents against COVID-19 by the millions. We saw great efforts from our healthcare system during a hard time.
Greater Sacramento’s growing innovation infrastructure supplies entrepreneurial resources, financing and collaboration for start-ups and businesses to grow and thrive. The Growth Factory, a regional pre-seed accelerator and accompanying venture fund, is a key resource to early stage companies.
Learn more about the 2022 Greater Sacramento Annual Celebration and our award winners.
PowerSchool’s IPO in 2021 was the largest in K-12 education software in North America. The Folsom, CA-based company is a leading provider of global educational technology, impacting 45 million students around the world. Its 2021 IPO was the largest in K-12 education software in North America. The company is headquartered in Folsom, California and employs over 3,000.
Greater Sacramento has one of the most diverse talent pools in the country and is one of the most productive regions in California. It’s not only the #3 most diverse region in the country, but also the #3 region for diversity in tech and STEM.
Governor Newsom’s state budget for Fiscal Year 2023/2024 renewed the California Competes Grant Program (CCGP) for one year and the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC) for five years. Learn more about evaluation criteria for the CalCompetes programs and the 2023-2024 application timeline.
California Cultured produces sustainable lab-grown chocolate. They got their start in the Bay Area but moved to GreaterSacramento to be closer to our talent pool, foodtech innovators and UC Davis. They’ve set up shop in Inventopia, an incubator in Davis featuring wet lab, coworking and engineering prototyping spaces.
The Better Meat Co. is a B2B producer of next-generation plant-based proteins for foodservice providers and meat processors. They’ve found success through their West Sacramento headquarters thanks to its proximity to tech and agriculture innovators in the Greater Sacramento region.
Greater Sacramento is tackling the war for talent head-on by expanding our pipeline through upskilling initiatives and apprenticeship programs.
This last year has proven GSEC’s strength, perseverance and commitment to the community. In spite of challenges and uncertainty, we continued to make critical achievements and pave the way for many more to come.
After developing a decade of relationships with state agencies, business partners and top IT consultants located in the Greater Sacramento area, Frank Ono founded The iFish Group in 2008. Mr. Ono opened the office downtown to best support our state clients, allowing us to more easily meet with and work with them in-person.
Welcome to Inventopia, a life science and engineering incubator in Davis. With wet lab, coworking and engineering prototyping spaces, Inventopia is a key resource for regional innovators working to bring their products to market. Inventopia opened just six months ago and is already serving 23 companies.
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.
Lion Electric is pioneering the development of ZEV buses and trucks. The company has found success in Greater Sacramento thanks to the region’s progressive EV adoption rate and innovative business climate. Watch the video to learn more.
I moved from New York to Davis, CA to start FloraPulse. Logically, the area was perfect for an agtech startup. We are close to UC Davis, a world-class research institution, our customers (orchards and vineyards) and the Silicon Valley ecosystem. Furthermore, the cost of living is reasonable, and we have access to talent and great weather.
Greater Sacramento, the state capital, is paving the way: creating assets, policies and initiatives to advance the green economy and technology.
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.
The Lab@AgStart celebrated the grand opening of its new $1.5 million facility, which includes coworking space for startups, a wet chemistry lab and the Raley’s Food Lab, a facility that will allow startups to experiment on new food products with ingredients they develop.
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.
We grew up in this region and have been living and working here for most of our lives. We enjoy balanced lifestyles and love to spend time outside. The Sacramento area, with its close access to the mountains and ocean, really couldn’t be a better place to work, play and grow.
Gemini Bio is a leading manufacturer and supplier of cell culture media, sera and other reagents to academic researchers and the biotech, cell and gene therapy and biopharma industries. In 2020, the company established its state-of-the-art, 25,000-square-foot cGMP manufacturing facility in West Sacramento, quadrupling its manufacturing capacity.
V3’s Co-Founders are from the Greater Sacramento and Northern California area, so this region is where they call home and the community that they wanted to make an impact in. The Sacramento region is a great location.
Ansync Labs in Northern California is a design for manufacture firm with a multidisciplinary approach to solution development, iteration, and product realization.
Trifecta is the largest organic meal delivery service in the U.S. They ship their meals to tens of thousands of Americans in all 50 states. Since moving their headquarters to Sacramento, California, the company has grown tremendously…
With a three-year growth rate of 1,316%, the Folsom-based company landed a spot in INC.’s Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Led Private Companies in America as well as position 363 in the INC. 5000.
Accenture is a professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services.
California holds the unwelcome distinction of having one of the highest poverty rates in the country. We also have some of the highest taxes in the country. In the middle of the worst economic downturn in generations, now is not the time for a massive tax increase that will only create more financial hardship for California businesses, workers and families already struggling to survive.
The Sacramento region is working diligently to regain its footing after COVID-19 swept the nation. One of the key projects to our regional recovery is the Davis Innovation and Sustainability Campus, made possible through the passage of proposed Measure B.
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.
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Zennify continues to innovate in the Greater Sacramento region. Read our interview with CEO Manvir Sandhu to hear why the region is a competitive location for the company.