Workers find success with upskilling programs, land higher-paying jobs following the pandemic

Job openings are at historic highs, and experts say the skills gap between what workers know and what employers need is one of the big reasons. These opportunities provide hope for a solution to one of the most daunting challenges in today’s labor market.

Folsom-based PowerSchool makes history on Wall Street

Folsom-based PowerSchool made history as company leaders rang the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning. PowerSchool is the largest K-12 education software company in North America to have that honor.

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.

Wealth, class and remote work reshape California’s new boomtowns as people flee big cities

Rebecca Luke was itching to move her family out of the Bay Area, fed up with soaring property taxes, epic commuter crawls and home prices aimed at Silicon Valley venture capitalists.

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.

Career certificates and more ways we're helping job seekers

For Rey Justo, the last year has been full of important moments. When the pandemic hit, he lost his job installing fireplaces in Sacramento, Calif., and he and his family had to move in with his grandparents.

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.

What’s Driving California’s Mass Exodus?

As Oracle, Palantir and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise move their headquarters out of California and Elon Musk moves to Texas, California is considering raising taxes on the wealthy to unprecedented levels. Experts say California needs to find more ways to reverse the trend.

Why some tech companies and billionaires are leaving California

While it may be an overstatement to say California is hemorrhaging people, some of the state’s major companies and wealthiest residents are leaving for states like Texas, Arizona and Florida.

2021 Workforce Guide

Workforce has been cited in Site Selection Magazine’s annual survey of corporate consultants as the No. 1 factor in site selection decisions for several years in a row. The 2021 Workforce Guide is a special report providing insight into workforce development partnerships and practices across the U.S.

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Did pandemic unlock new way to create higher paying jobs in Sacramento?

Weeks after starting a pandemic-inspired job training program, leaders are convinced this is a new way to create higher paying jobs for some Sacramentans.

Education Can Fuel Economic Growth

When I was a youngster, schools encouraged girls to take typing classes. It was the first step on what was then considered a career path to become a secretary.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Seeing Increased Interest From Companies Moving To Sacramento

More companies are making the move to Sacramento. The Greater Sacramento Economic Council says compared to this time last year, its connection with potential companies has increased six-fold.

Sacramento to pay to send 40 people through coding program

The city of Sacramento is seeking 400 applications by Friday for 40 slots in free coding training courses in a pilot program for people from underserved communities.

Free laptops and $600 per week: Sacramento starts digital training program with incentives

Using CARES Act funding, the city of Sacramento and the Greater Sacramento Urban League seek to train 40 people in either IT support or data analytics.

Sacramento looking for applicants for free digital job training

The city of Sacramento put out a call for applicants who want to get free digital training worth $15,000 and which could lead to higher-paying jobs in a modern workforce.

Program will provide laptop, weekly pay and digital job skills to Sacramento residents

The city of Sacramento, the Greater Sacramento Urban League and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council on Monday announced the Digital Upskill Sacramento Program.

Most Admired CEO honoree: Barry Broome of Greater Sacramento Economic Council

After 10 years at the helm of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Barry Broome arrived in Sacramento with a focused mission and strategy.

How COVID-19 is fueling a new wave of Bay Area transplants to the Sacramento region

Jesse and Shanni Burke were working on their laptops a few feet apart in their cramped Silicon Valley apartment this spring, sweltering without air conditioning, when it dawned on them.

Do you know the way to Sacramento?

We are joined by three people from Sacramento for a discussion about the efforts the city and the state of California are undertaking to help create economic inclusion by closing the digital divide, bridging the skills gap, and encouraging innovation in FinTech and beyond.

Zennify growing in Sacramento with local talent

Fast-growing Salesforce consulting company Zennify has received growth investment funding from the Salesforce Ventures Trailblazer Investment Fund.

Looking to make a career change? Tips before your big step

A hiring manager and author along with the president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council show us how to change careers.

GSEC's Barry Broome and Aggie Square at the UC Davis Sacramento Campus

Aggie Square at the UC Davis Sacramento campus will add nearly $5 billion to the Sacramento region’s economy each year and support 25,000 ongoing jobs.

Suncrest Bank eyes small dollar lending to buoy PPP

Share Suncrest Bank, a commercial lender in the Greater Sacramento area, is expanding into the small dollar loan market this year as it looks to build on business gained through the Paycheck Protection Program, according to President and CEO Ciaran McMullan.

Fintech seen as growing jobs cluster for Sacramento region

Fintech is seen as one of four pillars of non-government jobs for Sacramento.

While challenges exist, IT execs say working remotely is effective

While some remote video features are helpful, you still miss the body language and the connection of being in the same room.

Status Check: Health Care Hanging On

Local leaders say they’re undaunted by intense fiscal impacts from COVID-19

Guest Commentary: Greater Sacramento Backs DISC As a Key to Regional Growth

By Barry Broome Few things help an economy recover faster than construction projects and the creation of high wage jobs in a tradable industry sector.

DT #295: The Future of Economic Development as a Profession with Barry Broome

In this interview, Barry and Andy breakdown the roots of Barry’s success and his vision for the future of economic development as a profession.

Sacramento region could take years for a full recovery, economist fears

The Sacramento region could take years before it fully recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as shopping centers and businesses across the region are bare.

Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council official on COVID-19 impact to small businesses

Barry Broome, with the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, spoke to KCRA 3 Sunday about the impact to small businesses due to the pandemic.

Broome to Tesla: Sacramento is still manufacturing

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk snapped California officials to attention when he said he wants to move his electric car manufacturing out of the state because his Alameda County car plant is not being allowed to open, but a Sacramento economic development official says the company could manufacture here.

Some people may make more with UI benefits than working, professor says

As businesses being to reopen around the state, many may find it difficult to rehire their workers. That’s because, in some cases, those employees are making more money through their unemployment insurance (UI) benefits than from their jobs.

How are businesses doing? Coronavirus Outbreak Answers | COVID-19 in Context

Barry Broome, President and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, takes a look at how the businesses in the Sacramento area will recover from coronavirus.

Grocer has 'strong interest' in center planned in west Roseville

The planned retail center will be surrounded by thousands of new homes.

Elk Grove lands $21 million Amazon distribution center, creating more than 100 jobs

Online retail giant Amazon will build a new distribution center in Elk Grove that is expected to open later this year.

Aggie Research Campus Name Changed to Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus

Just under a year after the Mace Ranch Innovation Center relaunched as the Aggie Research Center, the name is changing again—this time bringing back both the notion of innovation as well sustainability, in what is believed to be the first 100 percent renewable energy project of its type.

Sacramento restaurants face hard reality amid COVID-19 outbreak

An iconic restaurant like Biba closing its doors during COVID-19 restrictions highlights the hard, unchartered reality Sacramento restaurants are facing.

California officials implore companies moving to places like Texas: 'Give us a shot’

It may look like the promised land when you move your company from the Bay Area to Texas," but companies have to consider the turnover and turmoil that comes with moving there, the Sacramento economic development executive said.


After decades of economic uncertainty, construction delays, and original investors passing away, Metro Air Park has finally arrived.

The Pandemic and the Economy

Almost two months into our state's stay at home order, we look at the state of the economy globally and right here at home.

Local brokers forecast commercial real estate landscape after Covid-19

With a general sense of optimism, brokers from four leading Sacramento commercial real estate firms laid out visions of their industry's future once Covid-19 recedes.

Staggering job losses hit California low-wage workers. Recovery won’t be easy after shutdown

Laid off from his serving job at the Cheesecake Factory in Sacramento, 30-year-old Michael Ware skipped the unemployment line and jumped right into a position loading and unloading boxes for Walmart.

State And Local Economic Recovery Prospects

The potential for Sacramento’s economic recovery from COVID-19 and whether relief efforts are enough to hold up the economy.

Experts: Construction Work Key To Economic Relief, But Not Immune To Effects Of Pandemic

Coronavirus has brought some businesses to a full stop, but for construction workers, it’s full speed ahead.

GSEC Pres and CEO Barry Broome on Construction, Stay-at-Home Orders

President and CEO Barry Broome of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council on area construction and stay at home orders.

The Might of Medicine

It’s no secret Sacramento is viewed as a government town. With the California Capitol downtown and numerous government agencies accounting for roughly one-fourth of the more than 1 million jobs in the four-county Sacramento region, it continues to be the largest employment sector locally.

Resource for Small Business

As businesses struggle through this pandemic, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) has launched a free, interactive tool - SizeUp - to level the playing field for small businesses in the region.

GSEC Pres and CEO Barry Broome: Free Tool Available to Help Businesses

Listen: Pres and CEO Barry Broome. The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) is launching a free interactive tool to help businesses large and small through this economic downturn.

Sacramento Economic Council: Going back to work too soon could hurt economy

Many businesses nationwide are temporarily closing to slow the spread of coronavirus. While President Donald Trump hopes to have everything up and running by Easter, California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is moving in a different direction.

California economy hit by Coronavirus, but help is on the horizon

The coronavirus is taking a big toll on California’s economy, where tax revenues are dramatically down. “I just got off a call where capital gains taxes in California have already dropped $9 billion,” said Barry Broome, president of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.

Local Businesses Struggle as Coronavirus Changes Our Daily Lives

On a bleary Monday morning in Sacramento with the Dow Jones industrial average tanking, on its way to a 2,997 point drop and its worst day since 1987, Greater Sacramento Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome offered advice that he knows won’t be popular.

Advice to Struggling Businesses with GSEC Pres. and CEO Barry Broome Pt 2

Listen to the iHeartMedia interview. Part Two of Kitty's discussion with President and CEO of The Greater Sacramento Economic Council Barry Broome addressing businesses struggling during the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus-the economy:Barry Broome Pres/CEO Greater Sac Business Council

Greater Sacramento Economic Council President and CEO Barry Broome talks about how compliance with coronavirus precautions will help the economy in the long-run.

We Are Jobs Podcast - Episode 46 with Barry Broome

Barry Broome discusses potential economic impact of COVID-19, and gives advice on what economic development teams can do during this crisis.

New rideshare service with only Teslas comes to Sacramento

With brand-new Teslas and a new business model for the rideshare industry, Go360 is hitting the streets of Sacramento.

Go360 service will feature all-Tesla ride-hailing fleet

A subscription ride-hailing service featuring professional drivers in Tesla electric vehicles is offering members short rides within the grid.

Modular smart-home startup Blokable raises $23M, plans new California manufacturing facility

Blokable, the Seattle-based startup aiming to transform how housing is developed, raised $23 million to expand its manufacturing capabilities as it gears up to kickstart new projects.

Health Care and Life Science Industries Prosper in Greater Sacramento

As California continues to lead the world in health care and life science innovation, Greater Sacramento has quickly become the next frontier for industry growth within the state.

UC Davis Chancellor, Sacramento Mayor Earn Leadership Award for Aggie Square

UC Davis Chancellor Gary S. May and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg received a national award for their work on the Aggie Square innovation hub planned on UC Davis’ Sacramento campus.

Superfund sites become opportunities - Sacramento Business Journal

With its military and industrial history, the Sacramento region has a comparatively high number of brownfield and Superfund sites that have been contaminated by hazardous waste. But after years cleaning, these sites, many of which have long sat dormant, now represent big opportunities.

Australian agriculture company to open research and development facility in West Sacramento

A beautiful aerial view of the sunflowers growing in Sean Doherty's fields in Dunnigan, California. This crop spans about 50,000 acres in the Sacramento Valley and is grown for seed. An Australian agriculture company recently began construction of a research and development center in West Sacramento.

WeWork takes lease at 660 J St. downtown - Sacramento Business Journal

In the single biggest office lease in the Sacramento region this year, coworking firm WeWork will occupy more than 96,000 square feet in downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento is Entering a League of Its Own - Worth

Sacramento's moment in the zeitgeist began with 2017's breakout film Lady Bird about a teenage girl imagining college life in New York while slowly coming to realize all the reasons she loves her hometown. It's a sweet story, but what made the film unique was the way it showed off Sacramento as a city that could be at turns beguiling and beautiful.

UC Davis, AMA partner to increase physician workforce - Sacramento Business Journal

UC Davis Health is entering into a $1.8 million partnership with the American Medical Association to boost the number of physicians in rural Northern California. The program plans to send hundreds of medical students and resident physicians to train in Northern California and Oregon rural hospitals.

Roseville invests with local banks - Sacramento Business Journal

Roseville city leaders will invest money in locally based banks, but with a provision going beyond what other area cities have done. Every dollar of the $10 million the city is putting into four banks in the next three years will be loaned to businesses based in Roseville, said city economic development director Laura Matteoli.

Sacramento City Council approves new $1.2B budget

After months of wrangling, the Sacramento City Council approved the city's budget for the next fiscal year. The $1.2 billion 2019-2020 budget was unanimously passed by council members Tuesday night. Included in the budget is Measure U spending, the voter-approved initiative that doubled the existing half-cent sales tax increase to a full cent for the next five fiscal years.

High-tech company relocating to West Sac from Bay Area

With locations in Australia, Europe, and Asia, Applied Spectra now calls West Sacramento home. Moving their headquarters from Fremont, to West Sacramento is a significant move. The company designs and manufactures machines that do elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results, similar to mass spectrographs and other tools that can do trace analysis used in forensics and metal studies.

William Jessup University Adds Master of Accountancy and Digital Communication Programs

ROCKLIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 1, 2019-- William Jessup University, the first WASC-accredited private, four-year residential university in the greater Sacramento region, will add two new programs this fall, an accelerated Master of Accountancy degree and a Digital Communication and Design major.

VSP Global moving innovation center to The Cannery in East Sacramento

Rancho Cordova-based VSP Global will be moving its Sacramento innovation center from The Shop in Boulevard Park to The Cannery in East Sacramento. Turton Commercial Real Estate Rancho Cordova-based vision health care conglomerate VSP Global announced Tuesday it will be expanding its Sacramento operations with new leased office space in East Sacramento.

Saturas opens U.S. office in Woodland - Sacramento Business Journal

An Israeli agricultural technology company has taken space in Woodland's AgStart business incubator for its first location in the U.S.

Kings Capitalize contest narrows to final eight tech companies - Sacramento Business Journal

Judges selected the final eight entrepreneurial technology companies competing for $10,000 in cash in the Sacramento Kings Capitalize 2019 contest. From a wide field of entrants, a "Sweet 16" was selected last month to attend marketing and business development workshops and coaching sessions.

Marketing for Mobility - Comstock's magazine

Arlen Orchard has seen the transportation revolution coming for two decades. As lead counsel of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District beginning in the late 1990s, he witnessed the nonprofit power company's pioneering work in the field. When he became CEO five years ago, he decided to accelerate that effort, in part by leading the charge for a project called the California Mobility Center.

Buzz Oates plans project near McClellan - Sacramento Business Journal

Buzz Oates is planning more than 300,000 square feet of new industrial space on empty land near Del Paso Heights. After closing escrow on the property of about 21 acres on Bell Avenue last month, the industrial development giant could break ground on a project there in about a year's time.

Anchor Health Properties buys medical office portfolio in Roseville - Sacramento Business Journal

Four Roseville office buildings leased by health care companies have sold in a portfolio deal to a new investor in the Sacramento region. Anchor Health Properties, based in Delaware, closed escrow last week on 1620-1680 E. Roseville Parkway, also known as Parkway Corporate Plaza.

Sacramento ranked third-best city in U.S. for working women, study says

Scenes from the Women's March in Sacramento on Jan. 19, 2019. Sacramento is not only one of the most diverse cities in the country and a top destination for transplants, it's also one of the best places for working women, according to a recent study.

City leaders pursue Center for Future Mobility - Sacramento Business Journal

In the hopes of developing a thriving new industry, Sacramento leaders are working toward making the city a hub for development of transportation technology. Local boosters, who have dubbed the project the Center for Future Mobility, say the initiative would involve Sacramento-based regulatory agencies, area universities and PEM Aachen GmbH, a German-based automotive research institute and incubator.

Woodland Research Park stirs tenant interest - Sacramento Business Journal

Years in the making, Woodland Research Park is poised to start construction next year, at a time when interest by research companies in the Sacramento Valley is growing, supporters say. The 351-acre park is at the south end of Woodland.

Future Automotive Group acquires Performance Chevrolet - Sacramento Business Journal

The locally based Future Automotive Group has acquired a Chevrolet franchise near American River College. A grand opening is underway at the franchise formerly known as Performance Chevrolet at 4811 Madison Ave. It now operates as Future Chevrolet. Steve Pleau, president of Roseville-based Future Automotive Group, acquired the franchise from Val McMichael.

Office equipment dealer WiZiX doubles space in Roseville move - Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento office imaging equipment startup WiZiX Technology Group Inc. is moving its headquarters to a freeway-facing building in Roseville. The new location will nearly double the firm's space in the region. The building's location, near the interchange of Interstate 80 and Highway 65, will also give the company great visibility, said WiZiX founder and president Gary Johnson.

With Many Leaving The Bay Area, It Could Be Sacramento's Time To Shine

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - As the cost of living and doing business in the Bay Area keeps going up, San Francisco's loss could become Sacramento's gain. A new New York Times article asks, "With a New Influx of Wealth, Is San Francisco Over?" It points to problems such as lack of housing and jarring inequality.

The Ice Blocks Cometh

It is, by all appearances, an urban utopia. Come this spring, more than 500 people will work there, more than 200 will live there, and thousands more will dine and shop there. Its innovative tenant mix ranges from an insanely popular "doughnuterie" to a gourmet dog food shop and an Internet-based boutique where you don't leave with the clothes you buy.

California Mayors Cyber Cup Celebrates Partners in Cybersecurity Education

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Solving the cybersecurity workforce crisis in California is no easy task, but a team of students,...

River City Bank opens San Francisco office - Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento-based River City Bank has opened a new office in San Francisco to offer financial services and loans and also to house the bank's growing clean energy division. The office, at 201 Mission St., Suite 1300, in the Financial District, is River City's second in the Bay Area.

California's economy isn't just L.A. and Silicon Valley. We need a statewide strategy

California needs a statewide economic development plan to spread jobs beyond the Bay Area and Southern California, and to counter claims that the state is bad for business. Assembly Bill 2596 by Ken Cooley and Kevin Kiley would broaden the brand.

FBO Profile: Sacramento Mather Jet Center

If you have flown into California's capital on business, you're likely familiar with Superior Aviation Company (SACjet) which operates the lone FBO at three of the city's four airports. The company traces its roots back to 1946 and now has facilities at Sacramento International, Executive, and Mather Airports.

Top 5 Communities Under Construction in Sacramento

Sacramento is fresh off its stint as the national leader in rent growth, as strong demand and limited completions have pushed average rents beyond the national rate over the past couple of years. Despite continued growth, the metro is seen as an affordable option to the pricey San Francisco. HQ2 Pitch is an 'all hands on deck' effort, Barry Broome says - Sacramento Business Journal

A successful bid for Inc. to build its second headquarters in Sacramento will require a team effort - and Barry Broome wants leaders from every part of the region to help make the pitch.

Highlands Power moving into Urban Hive - Sacramento Business Journal

A company that is developing next-generation electric motors announced it is moving its headquarters from Fremont to The Urban Hive coworking space at the Cannery business park in Sacramento. Highlands Power Inc. is developing motors that it says will be lighter and travel farther on a charge than older technology.

How Tesla's factory in Reno led CG Products to relocate to Lincoln - Sacramento Business Journal

Tesla Inc.'s battery factory may have been a coup for Reno to get a few years ago, but it may now be having unintended, negative consequences for smaller companies there. Executives with construction product manufacturer GC Products Inc.

McKesson Brings 166 Jobs to Roseville With New Distribution Facility

McKesson Medical-Surgical expects to employ 166 people in logistics and material handling jobs at the facility by this fall.

Head of R&D at Bayer Crop Science Explains Startup Strategy As New Incubation Space Opens in Sacramento - AgFunderNews

Today Bayer marked the formal start of a collaboration with the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) to help identify promising startups across the agtech space and offer them a space to develop at Bayer's biologicals research facility in West Sacramento, CA.

Inside the deal: How Roseville got a McKesson distribution center - Sacramento Business Journal

The deal to land the McKesson Medical-Surgical distribution center in Roseville wasn't a result of pressing flesh with corporate top brass and wooing the right people. "They didn't come up here and go golfing," said Barry Broome, CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council. "They didn't come check out the restaurants in the area."

Bay Area residents are flooding Sacramento. What's it really like living there?

Real estate prices aside, many of those who made the leap from the Bay to Sacramento have discovered a city coming into its own, with a burgeoning food, arts and culture scene.. "I lived in a Victorian, four blocks from work, one block from a grocery store and next door to a wine shop and bar," said Briana Mullen of her first room in midtown Sacramento.

The hardest job in tech? Convincing start-ups to move to Sacramento

Cynthia Carrillo knows the numbers. 30: The number of meetings she might do in a month with start-ups and venture capitalists. 3: The average number of times she has to talk to someone to persuade them to visit Sacramento.

In the Texas vs. California rivalry, California is winning

Put aside, for a moment, the irony of a governor who championed states' rights turning around and opposing the desire of local communities to self-govern. Would it really be so bad for Texas to become a little more like California?

How Sacramento compares to America's best-run airports - Sacramento Business Journal

In the next three to five years, Sacramento International Airport could live a little more up to its name. That's the time frame in which airport officials expect that they will have the passenger counts necessary to get airlines to offer direct flights to Europe or Asia.

'Go North, Young Startup': Silicon Valley Might Be Converging With Sacramento

In the summer of 2016 -- well before the presidential election, but in anticipation of it -- I got an invitation to speakin the small California central coast town of Santa Maria (south of San Luis Obispo, north of Santa Barbara). The topic: what Santa Maria might do to prepare itself to become a new tech-and-innovation hub in California.

Sacramento Is California's Newest Real-Estate Hot Spot

Price cuts have been replaced by bidding wars. A once-sleepy downtown is flush with urban-renewal projects. A luxury condo tower with penthouses priced over $4 million is under construction. Sacramento, Calif., long seen as a fairly bland government town, is in the midst of a real estate boom.

Sacramento Healthcare Continues To Grow, Though Workers Can Be Hard To Find

In Sacramento's rapidly expanding economy, healthcare is one of the main drivers, according to the speakers at Bisnow's recent Sacramento Healthcare & Clinical Advancement event. The numbers confirm it. The healthcare industry provides about 20% of the total payroll for the entire Sacramento regional workforce, according to the city of Sacramento.

Cost-of-Living Smackdown: San Francisco vs. Sacramento

When you imagined yourself living in San Francisco, did you assume you'd be renting a palatial pad that looked like the Tanner residence on Full House? Of course! Then you probably arrived, only to discover that homes like that sell for over $4 million.

Sacramento, Calif., and Bay Area Make Pact to Lure Tech Companies Away from Competing States

(TNS) - Greater Sacramento's economic-development organization has touted its early success in recruiting small high-tech companies from the Bay Area. Now the group has gone a step further: announcing that its economic growth strategy going forward will hinge on being considered part of a Bay Area-Sacramento mega-region.

McKesson picks Roseville for distribution facility that will employ 166

An affiliate of San Francisco-based health care giant McKesson Corp. has chosen Roseville as the future site of 316,100-square-foot warehouse distribution facility, which is expected to employ 166. The decision of McKesson Medical-Surgical to build the facility at 7701 Foothills Blvd.

Transit is key to adding jobs in Sacramento

The Sacramento Valley Station reopened in February after a two-year, $36 million renovation project. While Sacramento continues to climb the charts of desirable places to work and live, it's important to do some self-analysis on how we should be prioritizing new investments.

Sacramento Kings owner courts Amazon for second headquarters

Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive speaks with CNBC's "Squawk Alley" about trying to get Amazon to create its second headquarters in California's state capitol.

Sacramento Economic Council Spread in American Way Magazine | The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal | NewsRadio KFBK

Over the last couple of months, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council has been working with American Airline's American Way Magazine on a...

Greater Sacramento holds Bay Area launch for effort to recruit technology companies (PHOTOS)

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council on Wednesday launched its "Extend Your Runway" campaign, with a panel discussion and networking event at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale. The Extend Your Runway campaign is designed to help recruit technology companies to set up shop in the Sacramento area.

Sacramento, emerging from Bay Area's shadow, becoming booming urban alternative

Property Lines is a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where Property Lines should head next are welcome at Few people would characterize basketball commentator and former player Charles Barkley as a restrained public speaker.

Fantag Taps Former Apple Exec to Help Transform the Sports Video Market

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fantag, a pioneer in mobile video technology, announced today that it has hired John Stone as its chief...

New campus targets hot healthcare jobs: Medical assistants, MRI, ultrasound imaging

As Sacramento adds new high-tech school for training medical assistants and ultrasound/MRI technologists, Sutter Health and economic development officials describe why these jobs are in big demand. That MRI technician handling your ultrasound image or the medical assistant copying your insurance card is holding a job that's in hot demand.

Pricey San Francisco fuels a Sacramento boom

As the cost of daily life tests the bounds of gravity in San Francisco, a beneficiary has emerged 90 miles away. Sacramento, the California capital whose last flirtation with national prominence arguably was during the 19th-century Gold Rush, is seeing its property-tax base and revenue surge.

Darrell Steinberg is the right man for this Sacramento moment

Mayor-Elect Steinberg urges support for parcel tax supporting students in Sacramento City Unified School District. Sacramento's Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg was on a bus to San Francisco last week, conversing with business leaders from throughout the capital region, when he unexpectedly bounded to his feet and grabbed a tray of sandwiches.

SupportPay gets $4M venture capital boost, adding more than 20 employees - Sacramento Business Journal

Local Silicon Valley transplant SupportPay is expected to hire more than 20 more employees in East Sacramento after receiving $4 million in venture capital funds. Founded in 2011, SupportPay's app is meant to help divorced or separated parents take care of child support payments and related expenses.

Sacramento's housing market will be one of nation's hottest in 2017, Realtors' site predicts

Sacramento's housing market is turning hot - so hot, in fact, that it's expected to become the fourth-hottest market in the country next year., an online real estate site, said Wednesday that housing prices in greater Sacramento will jump 7.2 percent in 2017.

Groups Push To Merge Sacramento With Bay Area To Create 'Mega Region'

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - With Bay Area traffic extending to Sacramento and the Central Valley corridor, its no surprise that several economic groups are pushing to rename this area the "Bay Area-Sacramento Mega Region." The idea is to pull together to stave off out of state job poachers.

Council Forms Megaregion Partnership with Sacramento to Keep Jobs, Grow Economy

The Bay Area Council today announced a new partnership with the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council as part of a campaign promote the integration of the Bay Area and the Capital Region into a single high-performing economy by developing and leveraging a joint civic, business, and policy platform.

Why Bay Area tech companies are key to Sacramento's economic strategy

Barry Broome, chief executive of the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council, speaks at an economic conference at Sacramento State in January 2015. Sacramento Bee file When the Sacramento region's new economic development guru arrived in town in early 2015, he preached a mostly homegrown approach that emphasized nurturing industries in food, agriculture, water and other fields connected to the area's natural strengths.

How three underdog cities are fighting for Amazon HQ2

Chad Emerson, president and CEO of Downtown Huntsville, Inc., knows that the odds are stacked against the city of Huntsville, Alabama being selected as home of Amazon's proposed second headquarters - but he takes a page from the city's space race past when explaining why he believes anything is possible.

Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council joins Bay Area in business recruitment strategy - Sacramento Business Journal

The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council has embarked on a branding campaign to market the capital region as part of the greater Bay Area economy. The council is headed to San Francisco with Sacramento Mayor-elect Darrell Steinberg on Wednesday for a news conference with the Bay Area Council, a CEO-led nonprofit that represents the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area region.

Sacramento Tech Pitch-Fest Showcases Innovative Solutions for Government

The second-annual Civic and Gov Tech Showcase was a forum for 20 emerging companies, government programs and nonprofit endeavors, a networking event bringing together government workers and private-sector experts, and a rallying cry for Sacramento as a viable alternative to the Silicon Valley.

Sac tech boom: What's in it for me?

A this week is the latest publication to put the Sacramento area in the positive national spotlight. The and published similar pieces in the last two months. They've all detailed Sacramento's growth as a vibrant area that's attracting more and more technology companies.

Rhombus Systems relocates from Oakland to Sacramento - Sacramento Business Journal

A pair of entrepreneurs with River City roots are the latest to be recruited by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council to relocate their company from the Bay Area. Garrett Larsson and Brandon Salzberg are co-founders of Rhombus Systems Inc., a year-old company that offers cloud-based video security systems that provide data analytics reports to its customers.

Sacramento Group Makes Pitch For Second Amazon Headquarters

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - Primed for Sacramento? The public-private Greater Sacramento Economic Council rolled out a punchy promotion video in its bid for Amazon's massive new headquarters, a second home outside Seattle. The video highlights Sacramento's shiny new sports stadium, world-class recreation, and hip coffee culture.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council goes to Silicon Valley to get start up tech companies interested

A group of about 200 people were in Silicon Valley Wednesday evening to get start up technology businesses from the Bay Area in their scale-up phase interested in the Sacramento region. It's the first time they're doing this and it's organized by the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.

Local leaders make case for Amazon HQ2 in Sacramento - Sacramento Business Journal

A combination of access to talent, sites ready to go and connection with the Northern California "mega-region" make the case for Inc. to locate a second headquarters in the Sacramento region, local leaders said Wednesday. Following a rally at Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento for the formal bid, members of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council shared some details from the package.

Sacramento is Making Moves to Become an Agtech Hub - AgFunderNews

As Barry Broome stands on the 25th floor looking out over the city of Sacramento, pointing out recent additions and those yet to come, the city might as well be Las Vegas or Dubai. He talks about economic development in terms of winners and losers and is fiercely competitive with other cities in California and around the country.

Sacramento Bets On Women To Help Lead The Tech Economy

FourthWave aims to close the access-to-capital gap for women, just like organizations such as the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative -- an organization I've written about several times -- aim to close the gap for Latinos. It's an organizational mission based on a sound business argument. - Crain Communications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2019 Messe Frankfurt, the world's largest trade fair and event organizer with its own exhibit... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2019 Crain Communications Inc has acquired GenomeWeb, an online news organization serving the global...

Action Items: Leveraging Regional Diversity - Comstock's magazine

On this episode of Action Items, Greater Sacramento Economic Council CEO and President Barry Broome and Code for Hood cofounder Alona Jennings join host Tre Borden to discuss the need for Sacramento to disrupt its economy by leveraging its diversity.

Bay Area civic groups joining forces

The Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council is joining with the Bay Area Council to keep jobs in the area. Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Sacramento group, was on the News @ 9 to discuss the collaboration.

Top 10 markets to find developers and programmers

Talent is hard to find, competition in traditional tech hubs is at a fever pitch and unemployment is historically low. That's great for local communities-not so much for tech companies. But the situation isn't all bad. To companies willing to look outside the main hubs: you can find your own valley in pockets across the U.S.

New school helps fill 100s of jobs in Sacramento region


With Many Leaving The Bay Area, It Could Be Sacramento's Time To Shine

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - As the cost of living and doing business in the Bay Area keeps going up, San Francisco's loss could become Sacramento's gain. A new New York Times article asks, "With a New Influx of Wealth, Is San Francisco Over?" It points to problems such as lack of housing and jarring inequality.

CBRE report lists Sacramento as one of top markets for tech employment growth - Sacramento Business Journal

Sacramento ranks as one of the top markets for technology employment growth, based on data from the last four years, in a report released this week by commercial real estate brokerage CBRE. The company's Scoring Tech Talent report placed Sacramento as No.

How One Female Fintech Founder Beat The Odds-And Raised Millions For Child Support App

When former Silicon Valley exec Sheri Atwood landed $4 million in crucial Series A venture capital funding for SupportPay, an app designed to streamline child care payments, a lot of attention was focused on her personal story. She was a divorced mom and child of a painful broken marriage-so the show-me-the-money skirmishes were familiar territory.

Sacramento ranked third-best city in U.S. for working women, study says

Scenes from the Women's March in Sacramento on Jan. 19, 2019. Sacramento is not only one of the most diverse cities in the country and a top destination for transplants, it's also one of the best places for working women, according to a recent study.

Bay Area residents reportedly 'flooding' Sacramento and finding it ... not terrible

Thousands came together for the inaugural Sunday Street on Broadway, an event that saw Sacramentans walk, bike, play and dance on the closed-down street Sunday morning. For years, one of the few perks of living in Sacramento was said to be its proximity to the Bay Area, which allowed residents an easy escape to cooler, livelier, more cultured San Francisco on the weekends.

Sacramento mayor defies 'bully' Trump in DC visit

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, center, tours Old Sacramento with Brooksie Hughes, right, and Richard Rich on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, visiting Washington in hopes of winning support for a wide range of development plans, found himself defending his city's immigrant residents against a Trump administration determined to enforce tougher policies.

Making The Case For And Against Renovating The Community Theatre, Convention Center

Sacramento business leaders are clashing over their visions for renovating Sacramento's Convention Center. Expansion plans are at the center of the debate. Right now the building covers 384-thousand square feet. The city's tourism group Visit Sacramento wants to expand it by another 120,000 square feet.

The most important Sacramento issue on November's ballot is one you may have overlooked

Trench work on Hazel Avenue closed lanes back in March. A proposed tax increase on next month's ballot would be tilted toward capital-area road improvements. Sacramento Bee file Measure B is the most important local issue on the November ballot.

Is a Northern California mega-region spanning Bay Area and Sacramento good for Silicon Valley? - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Welcome to the mega-region. The Bay Area Council and the Greater Sacramento Area Economic Council announced on Wednesday the launch of #CaliforniaJobsMatter, a campaign to integrate the Bay Area and Sacramento area. "Sacramento has the advantage of a lower cost structure," said Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council CEO and president.

Sacramento economic organization makes pact with Bay Area

Greater Sacramento Economic Council CEO Barry Broome is touting a "mega-region" campaign with the Bay Area Council. Sacramento Bee file Greater Sacramento's economic development organization has touted its early success in recruiting small high-tech companies from the Bay Area.

3 tech companies to ditch Bay Area for Sacramento


Tech company to bring dozens of new jobs to Sacramento

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Sacramento Is California's Newest Real-Estate Hot Spot

Price cuts have been replaced by bidding wars. A once-sleepy downtown is flush with urban-renewal projects. A luxury condo tower with penthouses priced over $4 million is under construction. Sacramento, Calif., long seen as a fairly bland government town, is in the midst of a real estate boom.

As Amazon's deadline for HQ2 bids closes, speculation on winner heats up

Where did Amazon executives go to school, what's the travel time between Seattle and an HQ2 bidder, how many art establishments are there per capita, where are the brain cells? Those are the factors being raised amid speculation about Amazon's...

Five Places U.S. Employers Are Finding New Tech Talent - Urban Land Magazine

High salaries, low unemployment, and a lack of cheap housing and office space have driven some companies to look beyond the traditional San Francisco-San Jose corridor for talent and office space. While other large U.S. cities have their own tech and venture capital ecosystems, unemployment and affordability are often comparable.

Greater Sacramento holds Bay Area launch for effort to recruit technology companies (PHOTOS)

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council on Wednesday launched its "Extend Your Runway" campaign, with a panel discussion and networking event at the Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale. The Extend Your Runway campaign is designed to help recruit technology companies to set up shop in the Sacramento area.

Nor Cal Cool Week with Megan: Part 2

David Garibaldi lets us in on how he keeps Nor Cal cool.

Ex-Bay Area residents talk about why they moved to Sacramento

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Test Ride: One Rad Afternoon with the Gratis X1 Electric PWC

If you've ridden a personal watercraft (PWC) - often called jet-skis after Kawasaki's pioneering model - you know that they're a fun, fast, and furious way to play on the water. But all that fun typically comes with a few notable downsides, the largest being gas-powered engines make PWC's earsplittingly loud and a significant source of pollution, both of which have led some authorities to ban them.

Government ministers visits big Irish company in the US - Irish Tech News

Voxpro is Ireland's largest international provider of customer experience, technical support and sales operations solutions, and they partner with some of the world's most exciting and disruptive tech organisations to support their customers by delivering world's best customer experiences. In November 2015, they opened their first US operations hub; its American centre of excellence in Folsom, California.

Greater Sacramento Economic Council's new plan: 200 tech startups in next decade - Sacramento Business Journal

Greater Sacramento Economic Council CEO Barry Broome recently announced a campaign to focus on attracting high-technology startups from Silicon Valley that have the potential to grow. Specifically, Broome hopes to attract about 200 tech startups here over the next decade.

New Technology Gives Live Sports The Social Experience They Deserve

Imagine: You are sitting at a basketball game, see an awesome play or a quick, confusing turnaround or scuffle, what do you do? You look up at the monitor to watch the replay and try to make sense of what just happened or when it's sheer greatness you just witnessed, you momentarily re-live the play in all its glory.

High-tech company relocating to West Sac from Bay Area

With locations in Australia, Europe, and Asia, Applied Spectra now calls West Sacramento home. Moving their headquarters from Fremont, to West Sacramento is a significant move. The company designs and manufactures machines that do elemental chemical analysis, while delivering rapid, high-precision results, similar to mass spectrographs and other tools that can do trace analysis used in forensics and metal studies.

Don't sell Sacramento short, but also measure the gains

Barry Broome, the Sacramento region's chief economic development recruiter, has embarked on a mission to snag jobs that companies on the rise might send off-shore or to lower-cost regions in the country. Sacramento Bee Many years ago, 27 or so, before the Hyatt and Sheraton and Citizen, a San Franciscan had occasion to stay in a downtown Sacramento hotel and noticed creepy six-legged guests in his room.

Kings Capitalize contest narrows to final eight tech companies - Sacramento Business Journal

Judges selected the final eight entrepreneurial technology companies competing for $10,000 in cash in the Sacramento Kings Capitalize 2019 contest. From a wide field of entrants, a "Sweet 16" was selected last month to attend marketing and business development workshops and coaching sessions.