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.

When people leave the Bay Area, where do they go?

It’s certainly no secret: the Bay Area is very expensive. The high cost of living, bad traffic, and possibly even the extra-rainy winter are pushing some people to consider relocating. One company is even offering workers $10,000 to move away. So where do Bay Area residents go in search of a better quality of life?

Sacramento unemployment falls to 5.2 percent

Sacramento’s unemployment rate fell to 5.2 percent in September amid a surge of job growth, state officials reported Friday. California unemployment held steady at 5.5 percent despite another strong month of job creation. The region’s unemployment dropped two-tenths of a percentage point as employers in the four-county area added 5,000 jobs, according to the state Employment Development Department.

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

Philadelphia has traditionally done well in our STEM diversity studies so it is probably not a surprise to see them so high on this index. One disappointment is that they actually scored 4 points higher last year. The decrease comes because of a drop in ethnic diversity among the STEM workforce.

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

Published on 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.