Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

SACTO-AN AMAZING SACRAMENTO ASSET!

SACTO-AN AMAZING SACRAMENTO ASSET!

SACTO-AN AMAZING SACRAMENTO ASSET!

Even if you are local, you may have heard of SACTO, but not had a clue what they do. Today, the Sacramento Association of Realtors hosted our Finance Forum in which Barbara Hayes from SACTO spoke. She gave us a truly “meat and potatoes” picture of the purpose and success of this organization. SACTO is an acronym for Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization. Their sole purpose is to bring jobs to the Sacramento area. They are non-profit, non-political in nature and were created out of the Metro Chamber years ago. They work with the local 26 governments that make up the Sacramento area. How do they stay out of politics, but work with governments? They receive feedback from companies either in the area or contemplating coming to the area. They then provide this feedback to the appropriate governance’s. Last year, they were responsible for bringing 1000 jobs to the area. In a time when there is a definite shortage of jobs, SACTO is busier than they have been in the past 5 years. The “incubation” time from the beginning of talks to actual job realization is about 12 to 18 months, so we should be looking forward to some good times in the relatively near future. It may be surprising to learn that about 50% of the potential jobs being considered in Sacramento are involved in “clean or green” technology. Nationally, California is viewed as the mecca of green technology and Sacramento, supplying access to policy makers, give Sacramento (both locally and statewide) a strong appeal. We are an appealing location due to several factors: Sacramento’s climate is...