Sacramento County is home to the capital of California, the world’s eighth largest economy. A diverse business mix, 1.4 million residents, world class universities and proximity to lawmakers make the County a premier location for new and expanding businesses. The Sacramento region is a leader in the 21st century economy with growing advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food, clean energy technology, information and communications technology, and life sciences and health services industries.
Sacramento County’s population is expected to grow from 1.43 million in 2011 to 1.68 million on 2021, a 17.6% increase. (SACTO 2012/2013 Regional Report)
Total nonfarm employment in the region is expected to increase by 20% between 2010 and 2020 (SACTO 2012/2013 Regional Report)
Skilled and available workforce
High graduation rates and college educated residents
Two major public universities, CSUS and UC Davis, and numerous private and community education institution
Quality of Life
- One of the most affordable home-buying metropolitan areas in the state
- From urban lofts to suburban family homes to rural acreage, Sacramento offers housing options for every lifestyle within 30 minutes of downtown
- Ideal climate with warm summers, mild winters and more than 200 sunny days a year
- Sacramento residents enjoy countless recreation options including outdoor adventure, arts and culture, a thriving restaurant scene and proximity to world-class wine regions and the Sierra ski slopes
- Sacramento ranked 6th in the 2013 U.S. Clean Energy Tech Leadership Index by Clean Edge.
- Sacramento County ranks 6th in the state for installed solar capacity. (National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL), 2013)
- The Sacramento Region ranked 3rd in the U.S. for the percentage of clean economy jobs, 7th for the percentage increase of green jobs, and 12th in the total number of green jobs. (Brookings Institution, 2011)
- Five major highways merge in the downtown area
- Airports in Sacramento County include Sacramento International, Mather, Executive and McClellan
- West Sacramento deep water shipping port just across the river from downtown Sacramento
- Freight and passenger rail stations throughout the region
- Regional public transportation systems including bus and light rail
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