Greater Sacramento COVID-19 Update
May 22, 2020
Good Afternoon,

I am happy to see local restaurants and major casinos like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento opening their doors. Companies are making sure their facilities are safe and ready for customers and we know that residents are eager to get back into the swing of things.

GSEC continues to hold engaging webinars and next week we will be holding an important virtual Champions Training Program which will focus on steps to recovery. I hope you will consider attending.

I am also proud to see multiple organizations and communities come together each week to plan and support a path towards recovery. We have opportunity for growth  but only if we stick together. Remember #WeAreGreaterSac!

Thank you,
Barry
The Download featuring Mike Leahy

We launched a new episode of The Download featuring Mike Leahy, District 2 Supervisor of Yuba County. Tune in to hear him and Barry discuss Yuba Water Agency's clean and renewable hydropower, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento and Beale Air Force Base.

New Report: MLS stadium to catalyze dramatic growth in Greater Sacramento

In spite of the COVID-19 crisis, the Greater Sacramento region is moving forward on key developments and investments. We released a new report detailing how this game-changing project and the region’s steady pipeline of talent create the perfect environment for companies to grow.

In spite of COVID, Zennify continues to innovate in Greater Sacramento

We recently chatted with Zennify CEO Manvir Sandhu about the advantages that the Greater Sacramento region has to offer companies during the pandemic.

In the news
GSEC signs MOU with Turton Commercial Real Estate

Turton Commercial is the first locally-owned firm to be added to GSEC's list of MOU’s signed with Sacramento area branches of Fortune 500 real estate offices, including: JLL, Cushman & Wakefield, Avison Young – Northern California, LTD, Colliers International, CBRE and Newmark Knight Frank.

Aggie Research Campus name changed to Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus

Barry was featured in The Davis Vanguard’s article on the Davis Innovation & Sustainability Campus. The campus' new name brings back both the notion of innovation as well sustainability, in what is believed to be the first 100 percent renewable energy project of its type.

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

Today’s report includes updates on unemployment, home sales, the expected length of the U.S. economy’s recovery, Silicon Valley's labor surplus, annual real GDP projections and more.

Announcements
We launched a text messaging platform to share the latest news and notices with our partners. Sign up to help us promote the region »

Sacramento County released a revised Public Health Order today.  Learn more »
Programs
GSEC programs

UPCOMING
Champions program
May 27 | 1 p.m.

Even if you have previously attended a Champions Program, this special COVID-19 edition is one you won't want to miss. We will discuss the region's recovery strategy and hear from business leaders who can provide guidance on next steps as we begin to re-open our economy.


Prosperity Strategy Webinar
May 28 | 1 p.m.

Join us and regional leaders to learn more about our two-year effort to build a six-county inclusive economic strategy that will be our path forward for both near-term economic recovery and growth for the future.


Related programs

StartupSac & Carlsen Center Virtual Happy Hour with Greg Connolly
Date: May 26, 4:30 p.m.

Startup Sales Planning: Gaining Traction and Growth through Sales
Host: Sacramento State Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Date: June 2, 11 a.m.

2020 Shelter from the Storm
Host: Volunteers of America – Northern California and Northern Nevada
Date: June 4, 8 a.m.

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

Navigating COVID-19 Workforce Response Services at Sacramento's Job Centers 
Host: City of Sacramento
Featured commercial real estate property
Placer Creek Corporate Center

Approximately 500,000 square feet of proposed office buildings located within a 150-acre master planned mixed use project in the City of Rocklin’s desirable Whitney Ranch neighborhood.

COVID-19 resources
Sacramento County Business Resource Guide

The Sacramento County Office of Economic Development updated its COVID-19 business assistance page. Take a look for updates on reopening, PPE, financial resources and more.