​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Why Sacramento County​

Sacramento County is home to the capital of California, the world's fifth largest economy. A diverse business mix, 1.5 million residents, world class universities and proximity to lawmakers make the County a premier location for new and expanding businesses. The Sacramento region is a leader in the 21st century economy with growing advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food, clean energy technology, information and communications technology, and life sciences and health services industries.   ​

Business Advantages

  • Pro-business policies including incentives and environmental assistance
  • Low utility rates
  • Low land, development and labor costs


  • Ranked 17th most diverse county in the country (ABC10)
  • Sacramento County's diversity index increased from 68.7% to 73.3% from 2011-2021 (GSEC)
  • CSUS is listed as the 4th most diverse campus in the western United States and 30% of the students are first generation

Educated Workforce

  • Home to two of the top public universities in the nation, CSUS (8th in the West)and UC Davis (6th in the West)
  • 89% of the population has completed high school, some college or higher education (GSEC)
  • CSUS is listed as the 4th greatest value college in California (greatvaluecollege)

Quality of Life

  • Listed as the #1 place to live in California (Forbes)
  • Listed as the #1 most affordable city that Americans want to move to (Forbes)
  • From urban lofts to suburban family homes to rural acreage, Sacramento offers housing options for every lifestyle within 30 minutes of downtown
  • Ideal climate with warm summers, mild winters and more than 265 sunny days a year
  • Conveniently located near 7 national and historic parks
  • Sacramento residents enjoy countless recreation options including outdoor adventure, the state fair, arts and culture, a thriving restaurant scene, vibrant and rich history, and proximity to world-class wine regions and the Sierra ski slopes


  • Sacramento is the 12th greenest city in the United States (WalletHub)
  • Hundreds of businesses have been certified as sustainable businesses (BERC)
  • Sacramento County is creating a sustainable future by creating eco-friendly transportation options, green careers, and sustainable energy
  • Kiefer Landfill in the unincorporated area of the County has a Gas-to-Energy Plant that powers 8,900 homes in the Sacramento Area