The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is committed to educating and engaging national and regional audiences through informative events. We host a number of signature events and programs annually as well as numerous in person and online programs. Below you will find information on upcoming programs as well as links to recordings and materials from past ones.

Upcoming Webinars

Past Webinars

Our Path Forward Webinar

Our Path Forward: The Prosperity Strategy is a strategic framework and bridge to action for the six-county Sacramento Region that prioritizes our core economic initiatives and will result in a more prosperous, equitable and resilient region.

Champions Program

Join us for our upcoming Champions Program. This special edition of our Champions Program positions you as a partner and advocate as we build an advanced economy for Greater Sacramento region, even in the midst of an economic crisis. You will join a select group of change agents who have the skills and knowledge to sell our market, build community-wide agendas, and work to rebuild the Greater Sacramento region’s economy.

Business Guidance on Next Steps in Recovery for Yuba and Sutter Counties

Small businesses across the Greater Sacramento region and communities in the area are not only dealing with pivoting to try and keep businesses afloat, but are also working to determine the best course of action to protect their business or to close it with the least losses possible, while working to protect their employees. This webinar featured a demo of business planning tool SizeUp, as well as presentations from industry experts on best practices for those re-opening their offices.

The Current and Future Picture of Education in the Wake of COVID-19

Counties, local communities, Chambers, SBDC’s and many others have been fast at work in Placer County providing critical services to businesses in the wake of COVID-19. In this webinar, we take a pivot and explore something that long term will be equally critical: workforce education in the new economy. GSEC is pleased to host this program, featuring higher education leaders and experts that are highly active in Placer County and serve on the GSEC Board of Directors.

Economic Recovery Next Steps in Yolo County

Small businesses across the Greater Sacramento region and communities in the area are not only dealing with pivoting to try and keep businesses afloat, but are also working to determine the best course of action to protect their business or to close it with the least losses possible, while working to protect their employees. GSEC Board representatives are some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the banking and human resources fields who can help connect the dots between the COVID-19 disaster relief program information being circulated and practical applications for business.

The Current State and Predicted Impacts of COVID-19 on Commercial Real Estate in Greater Sacramento

A panel of commercial real estate brokers discuss the anticipated impacts of COVID-19 on the region’s commercial real estate industry. These leaders will share their insights regarding the current state of the market and projections about the implications of COVID-19 on the market. Following the panel, these industry experts will answer your questions during an interactive Q&A portion. 

Small Business Planning Tool SizeUp Live Demo

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council launched a free interactive tool to help businesses large and small through this economic downturn. GSEC is offering an online tool, SizeUp, which provides custom market research and data to empower companies to make strategic and data-driven decisions on their next move. This will assist businesses that are struggling or those that have closed, have access to hyperlocal information to help them get back to work.

GSEC Board Leadership Experts Answer Critical Small Business Questions

April 15, 2020
Small businesses across the Greater Sacramento region and communities in the area are not only dealing with pivoting to try and keep businesses afloat, but are also working to determine the best course of action to protect their business or to close it with the least losses possible, while working to protect their employees. GSEC Board representatives are some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the banking and human resources fields who can help connect the dots between the COVID-19 disaster relief program information being circulated and practical applications for business.

Economist and site selection consultant weigh in on COVID-19

April 10, 2020
We partnered with Christopher Lloyd of McGuire Woods Consulting, Christopher Thornberg of Beacon Economics, Dr. John Jackson of William Jessup University and Kaina Pereira of GO-Biz to share best practices for economic development organizations in responding to COVID-19 and what recovery will look like.

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