Quality of Life



Citrus Heights

Citrus Heights is a dynamic community in northeast Sacramento County, along Interstate 80, with a solid base of small businesses, national retail chains, office and government uses and a variety of established neighborhoods.  Citrus Heights incorporated in 1997 in order to better define itself, provide high-quality, responsive and economical services to the community and create a greater sense of place.  Through fiscal restraint, strategic partnerships, economic development activities, public improvements and community events and celebrations, the City has been a significant catalyst for enhancing the quality of life for all who live and do business here.

Economic Development Incentives (download)

Key Assets

  • Regional mall with 1.2 million sq. ft. of retail
  • Sunrise Marketplace District
  • Established, community-oriented neighborhoods
  • New Civic Center project

What Sets Us Apart

Home to the Small Business Administration’s Sacramento District Office



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Elk Grove

Connect with us at www.elkgrovecity.org/econdev

Elk Grove is a young, modern city on the move. With a growing population of 168,000, Elk Grove is the second largest city in the Greater Sacramento region, California’s fifth largest metro area. The City’s business climate, existing and planned projects, customer base, amenities, and overall quality of life make Elk Grove THE place to put your business on the map. According to a recent survey conducted by WalletHub, Elk Grove has been ranked as the fastest growing city in California and the 11th fastest growing city in the country.

At the City of Elk Grove, our top priority is your business success. Our dedicated staff of professionals is committed to providing you personalized business retention, expansion, and attraction services so your business can realize its startup, scaleup, or relocation goals.  From site selection to certificate of occupancy, and everything in between, we’re ready to help, because when you succeed, we succeed.

To encourage the development of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses, the City of Elk Grove provides several incentive programs. We established these programs to enhance the City’s competitiveness in attracting and facilitating the growth of businesses, in order to help put Elk Grove on the map as a location of choice in Northern California. Our economic development team can provide you with tools and resources to put your business on the map here in Elk Grove.

Quick Facts

Here are a few facts about our local businesses that you should know about:

Apple has an approximately 78 acre campus with four buildings totaling over 700,000 SF.  They have been at this campus since 1992, and currently employ approximately 4,000 people at this location, making it our second largest employer.

California Northstate University, a for-profit university, occupies 110,000 SF with their College of Pharmacy and College of Medicine programs.  CNU’s Medical School is the 10th program in the state of California to be accredited by the LCME.

California Correctional Health Care Services chose to locate its office headquarters here in 2012.  They now have over 1,500 employees and occupy more than 315,000 SF of office space.

ALLDATA, one of our largest employers, was founded here in 1986. They now have 300 plus employees in the Elk Grove facility and over 100 employees in the field. ALLDATA is an AutoZone company and is the leading provider of automotive repair information and solutions to the professional automotive service industry.


Visit us at www.folsom.ca.us


The City of Folsom, a full service city, is located 20 miles east of the state capitol and halfway between San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. Incorporated in 1946, Folsom has excellent job opportunities, outstanding neighborhoods and exciting recreational amenities. Folsom encompasses 30 square miles and has a population of 72,200. The City recently annexed 3,585 acres that will eventually house 27,000 residents.

Folsom has a strong base of diverse employers, including Intel Corporation, California State Prison, California ISO Headquarters, Maximus, Folsom Cordova Unified School District, Agilent Technologies, Micron, SynapSense, Jadoo Power Systems, Altergy Systems and Marquiss Wind Power.

Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma attract more than two million visitors a year. Miles of recreational trails wind throughout the community, and residents and visitors enjoy the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary, 43 parks, a year-round Aquatic Center, and an indoor Sports Complex.

Shopping opportunities abound. The Folsom Premium Outlets feature 80 stores, and the 50-acre Palladio open-air mall and lifestyle center is rapidly filling with high quality stores and restaurants.

Local health care options include Mercy Hospital, an acute care facility that has an impressive new emergency services pavilion. Kaiser Permanente has a medical office building and Ambulatory Surgery Center, and plans to build a 200-bed hospital and additional medical offices.

Folsom’s outstanding elementary, middle and high schools have won state and national recognition for excellence. Folsom Lake College is a fully accredited community college offering degrees in wide-ranging disciplines.

Folsom has a rich and colorful history dating to the 1850s Gold Rush. It was the site of the first passenger rail terminal west of the Rockies and the Historic Powerhouse that brought the first long distance transmission of electrical power to Sacramento. The Historic District includes key historical landmarks, and a revitalized downtown with antique stores, art galleries and restaurants.

Key Assets

  • Job Base: Largest concentration of tech jobs in the Sacramento region
  • Talent: Nearly 50% of residents have a bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Home to Folsom Lake College: 8,800+ students and 30 degree and certificate programs
  • Among the top performing school districts in California
  • No Utility User Tax
  • Regional Transit connects Folsom to the Sacramento region and beyond
  • Proximity and access: 2 hours to Silicon Valley and Napa Valley, 1.5 hours to Lake Tahoe
  • More than 50 miles of trails for cyclists and hikers
  • Two lakes and a river provide unlimited recreational opportunities
  • A regional shopping hub with Palladio at Broadstone, Folsom Premium Outlets and unique retail establishments on Historic Sutter Street


Visit us at www.ci.galt.ca.us


Incorporated in 1946, the City of Galt is a growing community with approximately 25,000 residents. Galt is located near the Delta Recreation Area along Highway 99, approximately 20 miles south of Sacramento. The City is home to Spaans Cookie Co., Cardinal Glass, Building Materials Distributors, Consolidated Fabricators, Herburger Publications, Carsons Coatings, California Waste Recover Systems, El and El Wood Products, and many other companies that are able to attract employees from two major metro areas – Sacramento and Stockton.

The City boasts an award winning school system, very low crime rate, premier parks and recreation programs and well-planned and affordable neighborhoods. Galt offers affordable housing with a small town atmosphere, perfect for raising young families as well as a great opportunity for new businesses.

Galt is currently experiencing a tremendous amount of residential growth, with City-initiated annexations being processed for additional commercial and industrial development.


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Lincoln is a progressive, growing and balanced community with a 150-year heritage. Located in beautiful Placer County, the quality of life in Lincoln is unmatched and the business community is supported and celebrated. Drawn to the authentic, historic Downtown and its dining, shopping, arts and cultural opportunities, residents and visitors enjoy an engaging small town atmosphere.

A welcoming home to business and industry, Lincoln’s development-oriented staff works closely with project proponents throughout the permit process, and remains an enduring, ongoing resource for businesses. Lincoln enjoys abundant existing Class A industrial space and up-to-date infrastructure capable of serving a wide range of business needs. With direct access to State Route 65 and the regional transportation network, the Lincoln AirCenter Business Park offers ready to occupy buildings and shovel-ready land at competitive rates.

Lincoln’s current population is 46,000—the retail trade area population is 71,000—and growth is guided by an award-winning 50-year General Plan. With high quality housing choices for executives, young families and retirees alike, Lincoln offers supreme suburban and rural living opportunities, and enjoys significant recreation, health care and open space assets.

Businesses thrive in Lincoln and people love the quality of life and unique sense of place. Please come join us!

For information on development opportunities in Lincoln, contact Shawn Tillman, Economic Development Manager at 916-434-2460 or shawn.tillman@lincolnca.gov.

Key Assets

  • Lincoln Regional Airport
  • Lincoln AirCenter Business Park
  • Award-winning Schools
  • Historic Downtown Lincoln
  • Abundant healthcare options

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Rancho Cordova

Rancho Cordova is located on US 50 in California, just minutes from the State Capitol in Sacramento. Rancho Cordova is the largest business subcenter in the region. Our clean, campus-like atmosphere provides a home for many large companies, such as Blue Shield, Delta Dental, Franklin Templeton, Health Net, McKesson, Verizon and VSP Global.

Your retail business can profit from our nearly 70,000 residents, almost 50,000 employees and residents from neighboring areas who come here to shop. The community is growing faster than the region as a whole and has plenty of room for new retailers.

Our City contains over 18 million square feet of net rentable industrial space. With our easy access to US 50, I-5, and Mather and Sacramento International Airports, we are a logical City to open an industrial business.

Quick Facts

Here are a few things you should know:

  • Rancho Cordova is a young city, incorporated in 2003.
  • Our population is 67,000 people (Jan. 2014) but the region boasts more than 2 million.
  • The state capitol is 13 miles away.
  • Our office park is the region’s 2nd largest outside of downtown Sacramento.
  • Over 3,000 companies do business in Rancho Cordova Adjacent to the Mather Airport, and the Sacramento International Airport and the Port of Sacramento are less than 30 minutes away.

Download Rancho Cordova’s brochure

Key Assets

  • The Highway 50 Corridor
  • Home to several Fortune 500 companies
  • Above the floodplain & away from fault lines
  • Educated workforce


Visit us at www.rocklin.ca.us


Located in South Placer County at the intersection of Interstate 80 and State Highway 65, the City of Rocklin is a thriving community of 60,000 residents located at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Rocklin is a preferred location for business and living because of its convenient location, excellent schools, diverse mix of housing, abundant parks and recreational opportunities, and the highest commitment to public safety.

Rocklin’s outstanding educational systems includes Rocklin Unified, one of the top-ranked unified school districts in the state, as well as Sierra College, ranked first in Northern California for transfers to 4-year universities and William Jessup University, a fast-growing private, 4-year university. Named as the 13th best city in the nation for young families, Rocklin truly offers an outstanding quality of life.

In addition to vibrant retail centers, Rocklin has a diverse range of business types including finance, insurance, health care, technology, engineering and utilities. Some of Rocklin’s largest employers include Oracle, Purple Communications, Liberty Mutual, PG&E, Farm Credit West and Esurance. Rocklin is also home to a number of unique small and mid-sized businesses such as Bamboo Creative, Fifth Planet Games, and Titan America as well as a number of micro-breweries including Out of Bounds, Dragas and Boneshaker. Rocklin supports entrepreneurs and business start-ups through Hacker Lab, a co-working and maker space co-sponsored in part by Sierra College and the City of Rocklin. Businesses choose to make their home in Rocklin because of our strong demographics, low business license fees and a great quality of life that appeals to employers and their employees. Rocklin was recently ranked as the 8th best city in California for job seekers.


Key Assets

  • William Jessup University
  • Sierra College
  • Rocklin Unified School District
  • Developable freeway frontage property
  • Diverse mix of businesses
  • Diverse mix of housing types (entry level to executive)
  • Highly educated City AAA bond rated City (1 of 7 in California)
  • Served by Amtrak/Capitol Corridor
  • Hacker Lab

What Sets Us Apart

Freeway frontage developable land
Rocklin has freeway frontage developable land on both Interstate 80 and Highway 65. The new Whitney Ranch Parkway interchange on Highway 65 opens in Spring 2016, creating an opportunity for a major job center. This interchange is also the starting point for the future Placer Parkway, linking Highway 65 to Highway 99 near the Sacramento International Airport.

Quarry District
Located in the heart of Rocklin, the Quarry District brings together businesses, residents, community events and the City’s history into a vibrant atmosphere. The district is centered around Quarry Park, with a beautiful amphitheater and community gathering space centered around two of Rocklin’s original granite quarries. With a variety of art, music and theatrical events, as well as a focus on food, wine and craft beer, the Quarry District is emerging as a unique gathering place and community amenity that further boosts Rocklin’s quality of life.



Visit us at www.roseville.ca.us


Roseville is a progressive city with its eye on the future, but all the while retains and celebrates its rich historical railroad roots. Located in Placer County along the eastern edge of the Sacramento Valley at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, Roseville is a mere 16 miles from Sacramento, the state capital.

Typical of other California cities, Roseville’s climate ranges from hot, dry summers to mild winters. What started as a town developed by disappointed miners from the famed Gold Rush has blossomed into a thoroughly developed, independent, full-service city boasting an estimated population of 130,000 residents.

The strength and balance of Roseville’s diverse economy allows the city to thrive. The cost of doing business in Roseville is consistently among the lowest in the state. Among the reasons for this is the fact that the city operates its own utilities, public safety departments and parks. Being a one-stop shop keeps the cost to start a business low. Municipally-owned utilities keep rates and on-going business costs low as well.

Business ventures in Roseville range from technology, healthcare, agriculture and financial services. Top business employers within the city include Hewlett-Packard, Sutter Medical Group, Telefunken Semiconductors USA, Kaiser Permanente, Adventist Health System, Solar City and the Union Pacific Railroad.

However, its economic gem of retail draws in the crowds. Roseville’s retail sales rank 13th in the state, besting much larger cities in California. The regionally known Four Corners area generates about $700 million in retail sales annually with the expansive Westfield Galleria and Fountains at Roseville leading the way. The Roseville AutoMall is the city’s highest sales tax generator.

A large variety of culture and entertainment venues within and around the city provide a way for residents and visitors alike to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.

A stop at the Tower Theater and Roseville Theater is a must for any live theater enthusiast, or live music can be heard at Roseville’s famous Music in the Park while families enjoy the outdoors with a picnic.

The Vernon Street Town Square in Downtown Roseville hosts concerts, festivals, holiday events and other fun events for visitors of all ages.

Roseville has more than 75 parks and recreation facilities including two municipal golf courses, two public pools including an indoor pool, regional parks generating millions of dollars in sports tourism revenue and more than 35 miles of off-street biking and walking trails.

Even outside of the city, you still have options for entertainment. So whether you prefer the fine wineries of Placer County or Napa, the outdoor activities of Lake Tahoe and Folsom Lake or the city life of San Francisco, Roseville is within driving distance of the best that California has to offer.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Named one of the top technologically progressive and innovative cities of its size in the United States for 2014
  • Ranked 2nd healthiest county in the state
  • 7th wealthiest county in the state
  • 10th best city in California for families


Visit us at www.cityofsacramento.org


A place centered in history with a community blazing the trail, Sacramento is a place with proven potential and an equally exciting future. Sacramento was founded in 1849 by John Sutter during the Gold Rush and became California’s state capital in 1854. Sacramento is the 7th largest city in California and the largest city in the 6-county metropolitan region with a population of nearly 500,000, and 2 million people live within the region.
Sacramento’s geographic location, qualified workforce, lower cost of living, access to government and higher education, quality of life, amenities and cultural offerings are all key ingredients that make Sacramento the place to be.

Industry: Setting the course for a dynamic future, Sacramento is fueling its economic development efforts in innovative industry sectors including clean technology, agriculture, and life sciences and health services. Businesses headquartered in the area include Sutter Health, Blue Diamond Growers, Teichert, and The McClatchy Company, and significant operations for Dignity Health and Kaiser Permanente are also located in the area.

Education: Additionally, regional higher education institutions offer opportunities for internships, technology transfer, and contribute substantially to the quality of the region’s labor pool. Universities and colleges in and around the city include California State University, Sacramento; University of California, Davis (along with the world-renowned UC Davis Medical Center in the City); Drexel University; University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law; as well as Sacramento City College and American River College.

Access: Sacramento is a transportation hub, served by an air cargo airport, an international airport, a deep-water shipping port, two major Interstate freeways, freight and passenger rail lines, and an extensive regional commuter bus and light-rail system.

Culture and History: Sacramento itself is a cultural and recreational destination, with an orchestra, professional opera and ballet companies, numerous performing arts venues, a lively museum community including the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River, professional sports, and endless opportunities for sporting and recreation activities.

Development: Construction is moving steadily on a $1 billion entertainment and sports district which is anchored by the Sacramento Kings new arena and surrounded by new hotels, restaurants, retail, luxury housing, and office space. With that project alone there is clearly a buzz and unprecedented investment interest and activity in the downtown.

To complement that, the City is in the midst of an infrastructure investment exceeding $300 million in the redevelopment of its adjacent Downtown Railyards. The 240-acre Railyards project is one of the largest infill redevelopment projects in the country and will double the size of Sacramento’s Central Business District. Possibilities for the site include museums, additional transit, a university campus, healthcare facilities, office space and housing. In addition to currently being home to the 7th busiest Amtrak station in the country, the site will serve as the northern terminus of California’s new High Speed Rail system.

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Visit us at www.cityofwestsacramento.org

West Sacramento

West Sacramento is a vibrant riverfront community located across the Sacramento River and minutes from the State Capitol and downtown Sacramento. It is recognized as an innovation leader in the region and a growing center of commerce, with an expanding cluster of food industry companies. Urban farms dot the landscape, providing fresh produce to residents and restaurateurs. Incorporated in 1987, West Sacramento encompasses approximately 23 square miles, with a population approaching 50,000 people. West Sacramento is home to Raley Field, the 14,500 seat stadium for the Sacramento River Cats, the #1 minor league in the AAA, and affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. A regional entertainment center, Raley Field offers scenic views of the Sacramento skyline during games, concerts and festivals. Raley Field anchors the developing Bridge District, a 180-acre, development area between the Tower Bridge and the Pioneer Memorial Bridge. Over 1,000 new homes have been occupied along this one-mile stretch of Sacramento riverfront, near Garden Park and riverfront bicycle trails. The Bridge District is the region’s first LEED neighborhood, planned for 4,000 high-rise homes, offices, retail and entertainment venues. Plans are underway for a streetcar line that will connect the Bridge District with the State Capitol.

The City offers new and established neighborhoods for all ages and incomes, including townhomes, lofts and master planned new home communities. Regional amenities abound including the West Sacramento River Walk and 11 miles of riverfront for boating, sailing, fishing and paddle boarding. The River City Rowing Club and the U.C. Davis Rowing Club hosts NCAA championship races at the Port of West Sacramento. Well-maintained parks and bicycle trails are located throughout West Sacramento. The southern “Southport” area features new, master-planned home communities, parks and schools, near the City’s Recreation Center, which offers tennis courts, rock climbing wall, pools for adults and children, and a large water slide.

West Sacramento’s City Hall and Civic Center, Community Center, Yolo County Public Library and Sacramento City College anchor West Sacramento’s downtown revitalization. The Community Center houses the City’s award-winning, universal preschool programs, an art gallery, and black box theater and community rooms for leisure classes, meetings and performances. Educational choices include public, private and charter schools, the UC Davis Early College Prep High School, Career Tech Academy and Culinary Arts and Farm-to-Fork Education program.

West Sacramento offers ample business space and land, high-quality water and a full suite of business services. Home to global companies Bayer Crop Science, Siemens Healthcare, McKesson, Xerox and Miyamoto International, West Sacramento is also proud to host locally-grown companies including Raley’s/Bel Air Markets, Nor-Cal Beverage, and Tony’s Fine Foods. Public agencies include the California Fuel Cell Partnership, the California Department of General Services, and headquarters offices of the California State Teachers Retirement System.

Key Assets

  • Global Food Industry Hub: (35 food producers, distributors) (See brochure)
  • 15 million sf. ft. of industrial/flex space 200+ shovel-ready acres in Southport Business Park
  • 500 acres of City and Port-owned land
  • Sacramento River Cats, AAA team and Raley Field, stadium and event center
  • Proximity to State Capitol /Downtown Sacramento
  • Proximity to UC Davis
  • Center of intersection of all interstate highways: I-5, I-80, US50
  • Sacramento City College Downtown Center
  • California Fuel Cell Partnership /Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Stations
  • U.S.P.S. Regional Processing Center
  • Port of West Sacramento & Foreign Trade Zone #143
  • Port Area “Craft Beer District”

What Sets Us Apart

  • The RIVER – Easy riverfront access for recreation, housing and entertainment
  • The CULTURE – Innovative, “can-do” culture within City Hall and Community Community
  • Transformation/Accomplishments since 1987



Woodland is the county seat of Yolo County, California, located approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Sacramento, and is a part of the Sacramento – Arden-Arcade – Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,567 at the 2015 census estimate.

Woodland’s origins trace back over 150 years to 1859 when the name Woodland was suggested by Frank S. Freeman and shortly after Yolo County was established. Since the town started growing in population and resources, it has not stopped. The area was well irrigated due to the efforts of James Moore, and this drew people out to try their hand at farming. The endeavor was successful as people found the soil in the area very fertile. The city gained a federal post office and the next year the county seat was moved to Woodland.

Wealth accumulated through early agricultural business success, translated to a rich architectural heritage that gives Woodland a distinctively authentic character.  Woodland’s downtown is on the list of National Historic Places, and is experiencing a cultural and economic renaissance with new restaurant, retail, and entertainment uses adding a renewed vibrancy to the city center.

With extensive access to freight rail, two major highways passing through the City, and being located just a handful of miles from an international airport and the Port of West Sacramento, Woodland has developed a robust and growing industrial sector. Much of Woodland’s economic activity is in the food and agriculture sector due to its proximity to fertile farmland and the world leading research at UC Davis.  Woodland’s food and ag business cluster spans from farms, to seed research, to value added food producers and processors, all the way to locally owned grocery chains committed to providing the public with access to high quality, local food.

Welcome to Woodland, California

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Key Assets

  • Vibrant Historic Downtown
  • Robust Commercial/Industrial Sector with approximately 20,000,000 SF of space
  • Less than 10 miles away from UC Davis Campus
  • Woodland Community College
  • Cultural Amenities (Historic Woodland Opera House, California Ag Museum, County Fair Grounds
  • State-of-the-Art Water and Wastewater Infrastructure
  • County Seat of Yolo County

What Sets Us Apart?

  • The Woodland Food and Ag Business Cluster
  • Sense of Community
  • Commitment to Sustainability
  • Proximity to UC Davis

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