The Greater Sacramento Area

Sacramento is a prime location and compelling choice to live, have a career, start a family, or just enjoy all of the new craft breweries and restaurants popping up all over. Its geography, qualified workforce, lower cost of living, access to government and education, quality of life, amenities and culture are all key ingredients that make Sacramento the place to be. Sacramento is not only California's state capital; it is a growing metropolitan region with the seventh largest world economy. It is the largest city in a six county region, serving a population close to 500,000 in the city and nearly 2.5 million people in the region.

Here are a few reasons why Sacramento might be a great fit for you!


Just as it was in the gold rush days, Sacramento is a transportation hub, served by an air cargo airport, an international airport, a deep-water shipping port, two major Interstate freeways, freight and passenger rail lines, and an extensive regional commuter bus and light-rail system.


Closer to Lake Tahoe than any other California metropolitan area, exceptional proximity to the legendary Napa Valley wine country, and in close distance to national parks and seashores.


Sacramento itself is a cultural and recreational destination, with an orchestra, professional opera and ballet companies, numerous performing arts venues, a lively museum community including the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River, professional sports, and endless opportunities for sporting and recreation activities. Sacramento's high contentment quotient will sit very well with your employees - and with you.


Sacramento is widely regarded as the center of decision-making because of the Capitol and the many agencies that reside downtown. In addition, regional higher education institutions - Sacramento State University and the world-renowned UC Davis - offer opportunities for internships, technology transfer, and contribute substantially to the quality of the region's labor pool. Additionally, The Sacramento region also has five community colleges, several private institutions of higher education, and more than 160 vocational and training programs.

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