Greater Sacramento COVID-19 Update
June 5, 2020
Good Afternoon,

This week has shown us the heartache of communities across the U.S. and right here in Greater Sacramento.
We've witnessed the right to peacefully assemble in action and unfortunately have also seen the corruption of the peaceful movement overshadow the true message. My prayers go out to the communities across the U.S. that are crying for justice to be served, especially the Floyd family during this time of mourning. We deserve a better nation that is united under peace, justice and equality. All voices must be heard and we all have our part in shifting the direction of this country to a united America.
I was witness to great leadership by community members and our elected officials who rolled up their sleeves to help clean up damaged storefronts this week. Those businesses were already struggling through COVID-19 and were handed another devastating blow. Uniting together to serve one another was, I hope, a small moment of healing and the first of many to build on. It is more important than ever that we work together for the betterment of all of our communities – so that all citizens feel safe, protected, heard and free.

Thank you,
Donate to support Downtown Sacramento businesses

Seeded by a $30,000 contribution from the Downtown Sacramento Partnership, the public can now donate to the Downtown Sacramento Foundation to fund Recovery Grants to support businesses that suffered damage and/or theft in recent days. 100% of donations collected will fund the grants.

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

Today’s report includes updates on unemployment, national employment changes by industry, the U.S. monthly international trade deficit, total GDP output from 2020 to 2030, census response rates and more.

Both the Sacramento Kings and Sacramento Republic FC are expected to resume play in the coming months.

The Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce released the results of its regional survey on the effects of the pandemic on small businesses. Learn more »

Sacramento County supervisors looked at lowering fees on development projects with a direct aim of drawing users to Metro Air Park. Learn more »
Leveraging Capital to Build Resilient Local Economies – Project Acceleration
Date: June 8, 12 p.m. 
Description: Deep-dive workshop for EDOs on how to build project “capital stacks” and understand different types of potential investors and what they are looking for

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

Virtual Entrepreneurship Toolkit Series
Host: Sacramento State Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: Ongoing

Host: Governor Gavin Newsom

Reopening: Navigating State and Local Guidance to Bring Customers Back Safely
Host: GO-Biz
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