​​Economic Development Strategic Plan

​Welcome to the Office of Economic Development’s Strategic Plan page.  Sacramento County will spend 2024 engaging in a robust strategic planning process to guide the organization’s economic development priorities and goals for the next five years.

We want to hear from you! Check back for updates including upcoming events and opportunities for stakeholder engagement and to follow along with this process.


​The Sacramento County organization, community and economy has undergone significant change since the last Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) in 2014. With this transition comes an opportunity to renew the organization’s vision, build on the work already accomplished or underway, and create a new strategic direction. An updated EDSP will provide the framework for prioritizing investments and allocating resources to support equitable economic growth and job creation in Sacramento County.

On January 9, 2024, the Board of Supervisors authorized the Office of Economic Development (OED) to enter into an agreement with HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) for EDSP services.  Selected through a highly competitive Request for Proposals process, HR&A is a consulting firm with four decades of experience crafting economic development solutions for cities, counties and special districts.

​Informing the Strategic Direction​

Throughout 2024, HR&A will conduct research and analysis, facilitate inclusive stakeholder engagement, and formulate a strategy along with implementation guidance for activating new initiatives and generating enhanced value.​​​​

Additional Resources

February 2024 – September 2024: Research and Analysis

  • Review of relevant reports and economic development plans
  • Countywide demographic and economic analysis
  • Economic competitiveness assessment and SWOT analysis
  • Equitable development assessment
  • Office of Economic Development organizational analysis

May 2024 – August 2024: Stakeholder an​d Community Engagement

  • Economic development ecosystem and stakeholder mapping
  • Stakeholder interviews
  • Community survey
  • Community and stakeholder focus groups
  • Board of supervisors visioning workshop

August 2024 – November 2024: Economic Development Strategic Plan Production and Presentation

  • Best practices benchmarking
  • Strategy development
  • Implementation roadmap development
  • Economic Development Strategic Plan presentation

*Dates and activity are subject to change; timeline will be updated to reflect any adjustments.

The Advisory Committee for the EDSP update provides guidance to OED and HR&A Advisors on critical components of the EDSP, including community engagement, goal setting, and implementation strategies. This committee is composed of a diverse group of cross-sector partners, bringing a wide array of perspectives to enhance the final EDSP. Members represent various economic development sub-sectors such as regional economic development, workforce development, small business support nonprofits, community development, real estate, tourism and arts, entrepreneurship, and local organizations within Sacramento County.

​1. Chris Norem
    Director of Governmental and Public Affairs, North State Building Industry Association

2. Jose Bodipo-Memba
    Chief Diversity Officer, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

3. Kari Miskit
    Chief Operating Officer, Visit Sacramento

4. Kyla Bryant
    Partner of Business Development, Luminari Partners

5. Richard Dana
    Partner, Community Strong Strategies

6. Shelly Willis
    Public Art Consultant

7. Sophia Kanaan
    Director, Women's Business Center at California Capital Financial Development Corporation

8. Troels Adrian
    Executive Vice President, Greater Sacramento Economic Council

9. Troy Givans
    Director of Community Development, Sacramento County

10. William Walker
    Workforce Development Manager, Sacramento Employment and Training​ Agency

Participate in shaping the Economic Development Strategic Plan by providing input through the community survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SacCounty-Economic-Development-Strategic-Plan.​ Your valuable insights will help guide the direction of economic development initiatives in Sacramento County.