Greater Sacramento Newsletter
October 2020
Recent news
Danielle Casey headshot
GSEC EVP to lead New Mexico economic development group

GSEC Executive Vice President Danielle Casey announced she will be leaving Greater Sacramento to be the next President of Albuquerque Economic Development, Inc. beginning October 26, 2020.

During her time at GSEC, she led the team to develop a best in class national site selection consultant outreach program, established memorandums of understanding with seven commercial real estate brokerage offices in Greater Sacramento and streamlined and enhanced internal operations, business development and marketing strategies lending to GSEC’s success in exceeding all organizational performance metrics. 

We wish her the best of luck.

Digital Upskill Pilot Program gains traction

GSEC’s Digital Upskill Program in partnership with the City of Sacramento, Greater Sacramento Urban League, General Assembly and Merit America will be a reskilling initiative for those affected by COVID-19, specifically focusing on candidates from underrepresented communities seeking an alternative pathway to a job in technology. The program received more than 6,000 applicants in the first week, further demonstrating the need and importance of a digital workforce program in the region.

Learn more about the program here and see press coverage of it below:
New regional jobs portal

GSEC is launching a new jobs board featuring open listings from some of the top companies in the region. Take a look to see listings from Five Star Bank, Raley’s and Kitchell with more to come.

Sacramento airport performing above average on COVID-19 recovery

Sacramento Business Journal covered GSEC’s webinar on the status of the airport amid the pandemic. Read their summary here.
GSEC sees increased interest from companies moving to Sacramento

CBS Sacramento featured a story on the significant increase in companies interested in relocating to the region. GSEC identified and connected with 152 targeted companies in 2020 compared to 68 last year over the same period. Since the beginning of July 2020, in the midst of COVID-19, the organization has connected with six times the number of potential companies than the July/August timeframe in 2019.

Greater Sacramento continues to draw Bay Area talent

The Sacramento Bee featured Barry in a recent piece about COVID-19’s influence on driving migration from the Bay Area to Greater Sacramento. Research from LinkedIn ranks Sacramento as the #3 market in the U.S. for biggest gains in net arrivals. Read the report here, which features GSEC locate Reviver. Another article from The Sacramento Bee article featuring Barry touched on a similar topic, noting that developers are investing in downtown Sacramento in anticipation of more people moving here during and after the pandemic.
Business Journal Most Admired CEOs

Proud to see so many of our investors, the late Mike Ziegler and our own President & CEO recognized in this year’s group of Most Admired CEOs.

Programs and events
GSEC's 5th Annual Celebration
Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. | Virtual

Deadline is today, Oct. 2

Social Connectivity and the Future of Workplace

HGA Research Presentation

Panel Discussion
Partner programs

Inductive Automation Virtual Career Fair (for students and recent grads)
Date: Oct. 9
Host: Inductive Automation

SUTL Showcase 2020
Date: Oct. 15, 22 and 29
Host: StartupSac
Featured commercial real estate property
1400 West Stanford Ranch Road in Rocklin

43,903 square feet of plug and play, move-in ready Class A office space with convenient access to Highway 65 and I-80 located adjacent to Oracle’s campus.

COVID-19 updates
Updated: GSEC Economic Forecast

This month's economic forecast includes updates on economic growth projections, real estate, unemployment and more.

COVID-19 resources