tech firms within the region
STEM degrees and
certifications awarded in 2017
jobs in the tech industry
Source: EMSI Occupation and Industry Characteristics 2019
Greater Sacramento offers a diverse technology industry with developments spanning from hardware to software design across numerous industries, including biomedicine, agriculture and mobility. International corporations capitalize on the region’s growing STEM-educated talent pool while collaborative government programs foster innovation.
Tech success stories
The Elk Grove campus employs over 5,000 on 78 acres and has planned an expansion of 24,000+ sq. ft.
The state and local communities have invested over $11 million in local infrastructure to support Intel’s Folsom campus, which was established in 1984 and now employs close to 6,000.
The 30,000 sq. ft. of new Class A creative office space in Midtown Sacramento will house a growing division of 150 employees.
An innovation ecosystem backed by local government
The City of Sacramento oversees the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab, a syndicate of government, academic and private sector players committed to transforming Sacramento into a “living laboratory” for entrepreneurs, advanced technology businesses and academic institutions to test, develop and scale their products. The City also manages the Rapid Acceleration, Innovation, and Leadership in Sacramento (RAILS) program, which offers up to $1 million in grants annually to support the development of Sacramento’s entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.
A sound location for data centers
Seismic stability, three strong utility providers and a high-quality water supply make Greater Sacramento an ideal data center location. The region is home to California’s largest data center, Ragingwire’s “The RockSM”, whose 680,000-sq.-ft. center boasts over 52.7 megawatts of high-density critical IT capacity.
Explore the region’s tech-centric industries:
Top tech employers in Greater Sacramento
|wdt_ID||Company||Location type||Employee count||Type|
|2||Apple Inc.||Branch||5,000||Communications equipment|
|3||Hewlett Packard Enterprise||Branch||2,000||Computer hardware and storage|
|5||Oracle Corporation||Branch||500||Computer hardware and storage|
Source: Sacramento Business Journal Book of Lists 2019