The Sacramento region is experiencing a profound shift in its competitive position, thanks in large part to an influx of entrepreneurs, businesses, creative professionals, and a highly-educated, STEM-driven talent base. In parallel, the profitability of California’s business community continues to top national charts. Combined, these quantifiable advantages have positioned the region as the preferred option for profitable growth within California – the world’s most innovative economy.
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A Value Proposition You Can't Afford to Ignore
Greater Sacramento provides access to the California innovation ecosystem, world-class talent and a mega-region of resources – all at a cost that allows for sustainable growth.
Who is the Greater Sacramento Economic Council?
We are a nonprofit, public-private partnership. Our complimentary, data-driven support helps companies leverage the value of our region to achieve business success.
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A Region on the Rise
Our regional talent continues to contribute to innovation and sustainable growth in key industry clusters. The region, which is currently ranked #4 In STEM-related Bachelor’s degrees in the West and Southwest, has over 480,000 residents with a bachelor’s degree - nearly 240,000 of whom are in a STEM field (48%).
Food production is a $54 billion industry in California, with over $21 billion coming from foreign exports. The Greater Sacramento area is at the forefront of Agritech innovation within this industry.
Life science and health service is a top employer category in Greater Sacramento, with 166,686 jobs in that industry. Greater Sacramento is a life science and health service destination.
Greater Sacramento is the place where startups go to scale up. Greater Sacramento feeds young companies on the verge of going big their ideal type of employee.
AI and Autonomous Vehicles
The Greater Sacramento region is well poised to escalate growth within this sector, due to its high concentration of talent, robust infrastructure, and proximity to the Bay Area.