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Breath-taking scenery, a rich history, unmatched variety of housing types and environments at affordable prices, an extremely well-educated workforce, year-round recreation – and Lake Tahoe – need we say more? These are just some of the reasons new or expanding businesses should consider Placer County the destination of choice. Many Bay Area residents own second homes in Placer County, or routinely travel through our area on their way to North Lake Tahoe (Tahoe City, Kings Beach and our world famous ski resorts). Most of them would give anything for it to be their first home, because Placer County has it all.
Stretching from the Sacramento Valley, along Interstate 80, to the majestic Sierras, we are consistently one of the top 3 fastest growing counties in California. Placer County has everything that you could want as a new or expanding business. South Placer residents, our most populated area of the county, are among the best educated in the state, on par with the Bay Area, with 25 percent having a bachelor’s degree and 48 percent having an associate’s degree or higher. With William Jessup University, Sacramento State University and Sierra College as regional assets all providing world class education to students who primarily opt to remain in the area, Placer County is an optimum location for finding a skilled workforce. And the future looks even brighter in South Placer, as Warwick University prepares to build its first American campus here. Warwick is a highly regarded university, ranking in the top 6 in the United Kingdom in a field that includes Oxford and Cambridge, and ranked 80th in the world.
We are routinely ranked as one of the healthiest counties in California and we rank 1st in quality of life. We boast the best schools, the best outdoor recreation, and the most beautiful views you’ll find anywhere, but we also are home to amazing art, award-winning wines and agriculture.
Our fiscal health is equally strong and includes the outstanding cities and towns of Auburn, Colfax, Loomis, Lincoln, Rocklin and Roseville within our boundaries, and we have room to grow. Within the area we refer to as South Placer, there are thousands of acres available for future business growth. We currently are updating the Area Plan for just over 8,000 acres of South Placer, and market research shows that the area is ideal for development efforts in a combination of 10 viable industry clusters. These include; advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food, clean energy technology, education and knowledge creation, information and communications technology, life sciences and health services, advanced materials, business and financial services, distribution and electronic commerce, as well as recreation and tourism. To learn more about this area and the county, please go to www.placer.ca.gov.
Those are just a few of the reasons more than 360,000 people call Placer County home and more than one million come to visit us each year. We love it so much here – it’s a way of life we call the #PlacerLife.