We Are Greater Sacramento

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.

Talent

Shared ecosystem of existing talent

Talent

Direct access to a system of universities, anchored by the top UC schools, gives the region a powerful workforce – including 318,000 currently enrolled 4-year university students.

Affordability

Affordable real estate, distribution & talent solutions

Affordability

Relocating to Greater Sacramento from Seattle cuts employee expenses by nearly a third. For an employer, these cost savings multiply.

Access

Connected to the Bay Area innovation hub as well as 2 top UC schools

Access

The Northern California Megaregion is a competitive marketplace of 12.2 million people, with a regional GDP that is the highest of any US megaregion.

We Are 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%).

Agritech Innovation

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.

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Life Sciences

Life science and health service is a top employer category in Greater Sacramento, with 147,904 jobs in that industry. Greater Sacramento is a life science and health service destination.

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Scale-ups

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.

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Located in America's Most Profitable State, We Are The "California Option"

Profitability of the 10 states with the most Fortune 500 HQs

California has 51 Fortune 500 HQs. California companies are 2156% more profitable than Texas companies and 38% more profitable than New York companies. This profit amount includes California state taxes and regulations.

California

Most Profitable

Texas

CA is 2156% more profitable

Michigan

CA is 102% more profitable

Illinois

CA is 120% more profitable

Georgia

CA is 115% more profitable

Pennsylvania

CA is 291% more profitable

Virginia

CA is 193% more profitable

New York

CA is 38% more profitable

New Jersey

CA is 120% more profitable

Connecticut

CA is 393% more profitable

Ohio

CA is 272% more profitable

Profitability of the 10 states with the most Fortune 500 HQs, excluding tech and telecom

Once you’ve removed tech & telecommunications, California is still the most profitable state to do business – more profitable than New York, Texas, Michigan, Illinois, and all other top Fortune 500 HQ states.

California

Most Profitable

Texas

CA is infinitely more profitable

Michigan

CA is 29% more profitable

Illinois

CA is 32% more profitable

Georgia

CA is 30% more profitable

Pennsylvania

CA is 296% more profitable

Virginia

CA is 71% more profitable

New York

CA is 3% more profitable

New Jersey

CA is 41% more profitable

Connecticut

CA is 197% more profitable

Ohio

CA is 139% more profitable

Who Are We?

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is a first of its kind organization in California, bringing together 37 corporate CEOs and 19 communities in an economic partnership dedicated to building Sacramento and the Capital Region into California’s innovation corridor.

Our Board

Greater Sacramento is a public-private partnership. Our board comprises senior leaders from a broad mix of industries and professional backgrounds.
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Our Communities

Greater Sacramento is woven from a collection of unique communities. Hip urban hotspots live next door to agricultural innovators. High tech meets high mountain trails.
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Data Dashboards

Our dashboards represents 16 key economic competitiveness indicators and where the Greater Sacramento region stands within each.
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