Move the Sacramento Region to Become More Prosperous

Emerging from a decade’s worth of poor economic performance, where we lag the US in job growth, productivity, and median wage growth, the Sacramento Region is taking back the reins to develop a more inclusive, prosperous economy.

Preliminary findings from a market assessment conducted by the Brooking’s Institute show that the Sacramento region can take advantage of changing market, technology, and demographic trends, but it must focus on the core drivers and enablers of regional competitiveness and prosperity.

‘A Prosperous Sacramento Region’ seeks to capitalize on these opportunities by developing a strategic framework, with regional buy-in of leaders and stakeholders, to champion a pathway for economic prosperity.

This effort will result in a roadmap for building our emerging clusters into nationally-recognized economic drivers. It will provide a roadmap for creating high-wage, high-growth and inclusive job opportunities. It will take a focused approach to culminate in achieving a more prosperous economy for the Sacramento region.

Executive Committee

Our Vision

In 2018, a combination of uncertainty in the face of highly disruptive trends – globalization, technological change, demographic shifts – and new leadership among the Sacramento region’s business, government, and civic organizations motivated stakeholders to take a fresh perspective on the regional economy.

The four primary objectives of the Brookings Report

The ‘A Prosperous Sacramento Region’ Executive Committee partnered with Brookings on four primary objectives

Candid Self-Assessment

Enable a candid self-assessment to best realign our current practices with proposed activities and increase understanding about challenges and opportunities.

Collective Framework

Provide Sacramento regional stakeholders with a collective framework for gauging economic success in order to set objectives, guide decision-making, and measure results.

Regional Approach

Promote stakeholder consensus on a shared regional economic agenda that ultimately drives individual community efforts and investments.

Guide Prosperity

Put forth strategic goals and tactics to guide the region’s inclusive growth towards economic prosperity.

Market Assessment Findings

As the first stage in the development of ‘A Prosperous Sacramento Region’, Brookings Institute has completed a comprehensive analysis of our economic position. This report offers information and insights on the Sacramento region’s economic position by benchmarking the region against 15 peer regions based on economic size, wealth, productivity, industrial structure, and competitiveness factors.

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Relative Success, But Troubling Trajectory

The Sacramento region is relatively prosperous compared to other large metro areas, but the region has been on a troubling economic trajectory since 2006

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Opportunity to Leverage Changes

The Sacramento region can take advantage of changing market, technology, and demographic trends, but it must focus on the core drivers and enablers of regional competitiveness and prosperity.

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Regional Leaders Can Take Action

The Sacramento region’s leaders have an opportunity to organize and invest in its economic future.

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Framework for Action

The Prosperity Strategy Framework lays out the near-term approach to bridge the broad considerations of the Brookings market assessment with tangible steps to advance growth, prosperity and inclusion. Read the full plan here.

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