Welcome to the Fall issue of Fresh Biz,  a quick jolt of Economic Development news brewed especially for you and your business by the City of Rancho Cordova. Read on for current news and projects, useful business resources and more. Thank you for being a part of our Rancho Cordova business community!

Have you visited Rancho Cordova's Barrel District yet? 
The Rancho Cordova Barrel District is our region's newest area for craft beer, craft cocktails and mead.  On Saturday October 6th, the Barrel District and Rancho Cordova Chamber of Commerce host an inaugural event inviting you and your friends to enjoy beer, spirits and mead along with local bits at each of the nine venues.  For more information on the upcoming Barrel District experience event or a map of locations, visit  the Barrel District website .  

Hacker Lab Rancho Cordova is now OPEN
Opened in August, Hacker Lab is Rancho Cordova's first maker space that will provide opportunities for innovators and makers. The new maker space is located at 11275 Sunrise Gold Circle, Suite A & J and includes co-working and classroom space, an electronics lab, computer lab, laser cutters, 3D printers, milling machines, sewing machines and more. With over 3,500 businesses and a 60,000+ workforce, this new Hacker Lab location will continue to grow and attract talent for Rancho Cordova's thriving businesses, and it will grow innovators and makers both here and in the region. Visit Hacker Lab's website for more information. 

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Calendar of Events
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SBA Class: Make Owning a Building possible for your business
Wednesday October 3rd, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Interested in learning about the process of buying a commercial building? You will not want to miss this workshop! We will have top SBA and conventional lenders sharing their insights and experience with helping business owners buy commercial buildings. For more information and to register, visit  capitalregionsbdc.com

Barrel District Experience
Saturday October 6th, 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Rancho Cordova Barrel District is our region's newest area for craft beer, craft cocktails and mead! The Barrel District boasts six breweries, two distilleries, and the only meadery around. Join them for an inaugural event experience to enjoy tastings paired with local bites at each of the nine venues. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Barrel District website.

Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova Luncheon Meeting
Every Tuesday, 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive

Rotary is a leadership organization made up of local business, professional and civic leaders, and other community members. Through networking and projects, they work to help the community combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, and promote peace under the motto "Service Above Self." Come see what they're all about!

SCORE Sounding Board
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive

In this small group session, you'll get a chance to discuss your challenges and opportunities with an experienced counselor and other small business owners and entrepreneurs. Work together to brainstorm actions you can take to move your business forward productively. Sacramento S CORE was established in 1978 and currently helps more than 5,000 clients each year via workshops, counseling, forums, and seminars. Visit the SCORE website to learn more.
Curious about the latest and greatest businesses and projects popping up in the City of Rancho Cordova? Here's the scoop:

Hacker Lab Now Open 11275 Sunrise Gold Circle Unit A 
J.J. Pfister Distilling Now Open  9819 Business Park Drive
Burgerim Gourmet Burgers  Now Open 4040 Sunrise Blvd
Huong Lan Now Open 10145 Folsom Blvd
Poke Cube Now Open  3161 Zinfandel Drive Ste 4
BDX at Capital Village
(199 upscale apartments)
Now Open 3175 Data Drive
Rancho Pet Hospital Now Open 3101 Zinfandel Drive Ste 144
Neveria y Fruteria Albertico's Ice Cream Now Open 10351 Folsom Blvd
Magnolia House Now Open 11275 Folsom Blvd
Poke and Tea Now Open 2310 Sunrise Blvd Ste 3 
Beauty by Thread Now Open 3151 Zinfandel Drive 
La Fondita Now Open 11255 Sunrise Gold Circle Ste 3
Mimosa House Now Open 3155 Zinfandel Drive
Team Sacramento Judo Now Open 3079 Kilgore Road Ste F
Taqueria La Bonita Now Open 3332 Mather Field Road
MOD Pizza Now Open 10909 Olson Drive Ste 104
La Jalisco Neveria y Pandaeria Now Open 10499 Folsom Blvd Ste C
Code Ninjas  Coming Soon  3187 Zinfandel Drive
SF Market Coming Soon 2738 Sunrise Blvd
Beauty by Thread Coming Soon 3151 Zinfandel Drive

Fantastic Sams
Coming Soon  3151 Zinfandel Drive
Priya Indian Cuisine Coming Soon 3101 Zinfandel Drive Ste 134 
Strad Meadery  Coming Soon 2539 Mercantile Drive
Sunridge Plaza
  • Chase Bank
  • NG Cleaners
  • Soho Sushi
  • Stride 55
Businesses Coming Soon Sunrise Boulevard & Douglas Road

Have you ever wondered how many people commute into Rancho Cordova everyday?

As of 2015 (the most recent data available), this US Census Bureau graph shows that over 45,000 people travel into Rancho Cordova for work. The graph also shows about 4,500 people live and work in Rancho Cordova and almost 24,000 Rancho Cordovans' jobs are in other cities. As of this year, Rancho Cordova has a workforce population of 63,173 people. 

If you are someone who travels to Rancho Cordova every day, check out some great ideas for you on how to spend an hour after work in Rancho Cordova to avoid rush hour traffic.