Greater Sacramento COVID-19 Update
June 12, 2020
Good Afternoon,

After an emotional week across the nation, we are starting to see signs of healing. There is a long road ahead, but I am proud to see our community leaders listening to the people of Greater Sacramento to carve the path of change and peace.

Creating a more equitable society is everyone's responsibility - and in economic development we have a unique opportunity to cement models that will provide a road toward prosperity for all communities. Our continued work to bring more tradable sector jobs to the region will be pivotal in helping Greater Sacramento lead, not lag, in recovery. GSEC and our board members are committed to developing pathways for everyone to define their future.

Thank you,
In the news
GSEC leadership says SB 939 could destabilize market conditions

San Francisco Business Times, The Sacramento Bee and KFBK interviewed Barry about the negative economic effects of SB 939.
Downtown Sacramento is hit hard by coronavirus and violence. How does it make a comeback?

The Sacramento Bee interviewed Barry about Downtown Sacramento’s recovery from the pandemic and recent vandalism.

Backing DISC for regional growth

Barry wrote an OpEd for the Davis Enterprise about the importance of the Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus.

The Future of Economic Development as a Profession

Barry spoke about the future of economic development on the Develop This! podcast.

Economic impacts and projections updates
Updated Report: U.S. economic forecast

Today’s report includes updates on unemployment, GDP, the federal deficit, job opening numbers, consumer and producer price indexes, consumer confidence index, the price of U.S. imports and more.

Additional reports

Sacramento County issued a new Public Health Order today. Learn more »

The Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and FourthWave are launching a 2020 Virtual Accelerator program for women-led tech companies. Join their upcoming happy hour or visit their website to learn more.

The Paycheck Protection Program now has greater flexibility. Learn more »

The City of Sacramento has launched an expedited process to help local restaurants participate in its “Farm-to-Fork Al Fresco” outdoor dining program. Learn more »
GSEC programs

Digital Transformation of Organizational IT 
Tuesday, June 16 | 1 p.m.

COVID-19 has ushered in a new era of digital transformation. GSEC’s Business Development Advancement Council and Experis IT have partnered together to produce a three-part webinar series that will explore the future of organizational IT. In the first webinar of this three-part series, leaders in IT throughout the region will discuss the immediate effects of COVID-19 on their organizations, and how they have begun to adapt to the new landscape.

Related programs

Leveraging Capital to Build Resilient Local Economies – Project Pipeline Development
Date: June 15, 12 p.m.
Description: Deep-dive workshop for EDOs on best practices and techniques to fund, finance and create a permanent pipeline of resilient infrastructure projects

StartupSac & Carlsen Center Happy Hour with FourthWave & Janine Yancey
Date: June 16, 4:30 p.m.

Starting Down the Path of Recovery
Host: City of Sacramento
Date: June 17, 2 p.m.

Virtual Entrepreneurship Toolkit Series
Host: Sacramento State Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: Ongoing
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COVID-19 resources