Rankings & Accolades

Accolades for the region are growing: Forbes named Sacramento the #1 city in the US for employee engagement. Redfin says Sacramento is the #1 most searched region for residents looking to leave the Bay Area. SmartAsset named Sacramento the #1 city in the US for STEM diversity. WalletHub calls Sacramento one of the top 20 best large cities to live. And MarketWired reports that Sacramento is the #4 most “hipster” city in America, after Seattle, Portland, and Denver.

Job count rising in California but unemployment rate unchanged

California unemployment held steady at 5.5 percent in September even though employers added another 30,000 jobs, federal officials reported Friday. The job growth was about half the level reported from a month earlier. Still, the numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate the California economy continues to improve in spite of signs of a slowdown on the national level.

Which city has the best climate in the world?

The 400 Cities Digital Nomad Index answers the question: Which cities globally are Cheap, Safe, and have the best Climate? A proprietary algorithm determines the 400 Cities Index score for each city from data on each of these factors. Climate is a fundamental element in the enjoyment of life, or the absence of enjoyment.

The Best Cities for Diversity in STEM – 2016 Edition | SmartAsset.com

The best cities for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) diversity are often the cities where diversity already persists for example…

2016’s Best Places to Raise a Family in California

Such a combination of qualities makes California the ideal place for parents to raise their children. But it’s not all moonlight and roses throughout the state – some cities are more family-friendly than others. WalletHub’s analysts therefore compared 240 Golden State cities to determine which among them is most conducive to family life.

The Secret Startup City That Isn’t Silicon Valley

I’ve been procrastinating writing this piece because I’m hesitant to tell you about the best kept secret. This secret has affordable living, good schools and safe neighborhoods, all equipped with tree lined streets and bike lanes. It has the freshest, locally grown food and expertly crafted coffee and beer.