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Competitiveness Council

Competitiveness Council

 The council is designed to provide strategic direction to assist Greater Sacramento’s regional ecosystem, define its current competitive position, elevate our regional brand, and chart the course towards the creation of a Megaregion including the Bay Area and Silicon Valley markets.

About the Council

Greater Sacramento's Competitiveness Council, which meets six times annually, is the cornerstone of its efforts to revitalize the region's competitive profile. The Council comprises business and community influencers who not only have the requisite expertise for delivering competitiveness recommendations, but also the initiative required to spearhead their execution.


Dr. John Jackson, President of William Jessup University
William H. Duncan, IV, President, Sierra College District.

Competitiveness Forums

Greater Sacramento hosts two Competitiveness Forums each year to elevate the region’s engagement around our competitiveness metrics and highlight the work of the Competitiveness Council. 

During the 2016/2017 fiscal year, these Forums were held in Placer County and Citrus Heights and have enabled community members to understand the framework of Greater Sacramento’s competitiveness agenda. The first Forum debuted the competitiveness dashboards, while the second examined our local business climate in relation to other communities.

Community Leadership

The Council serves as the strategic leadership group to our Board of Directors as we work to analyze the advantages and challenges we face and create a competitiveness platform for the region.

The Council also works to identify competitive markets across the Mountain West and benchmark areas including: business climate, educational attainment, organic talent production, and advanced industry capabilities. Target markets to study include Austin, Albuquerque, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Omaha, Portland, San Antonio, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Seattle.

The Council then uses this data and evidence to create strategies that will:

» Develop workforce & training initiatives and identify infrastructure needs for employment centers
» Establish common permitting policies to achieve 90-day permit processing across all communities
» Expand and maintain the evidence on our national and international market position

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