Sacramento is hoping to become a hub of green health and solar power. Can the goal be due to so many sunny days of the year? The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER), an economic research and consulting group affiliated with SACTO, provides a full range of objective economic and demographic research services to businesses, government entities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations.
Check out what SACTO does in Sacramento. But how Sacramento expands green health and solar power is through business development. See the articles, SACTO Announces Company Locations and Expansions in the Region–Five New Clean Energy Company Announcements Coming Soon and SACTO Announces New Company Locations in the Sacramento Region. Also see Solar Power, Inc. Brings Manufacturing to the Sacramento Region.
SACTO is the Sacramento Region’s leading facilitator of economic development. It brings together the organizations, information and resources in the pursuit of jobs, talent and investment needed to ensure regional prosperity and global competitiveness. During the last 34 years, SACTO has assisted hundreds of companies locate and expand in the region, generating billions of dollars of investment and strengthening the economy. Today, the organization continues to create opportunities through focus and fulfillment of its mission.
This year, SACTO partnered with PG&E and SMUD to introduce a new awards program called the SACTO Capstone Awards. Consisting of two awards—Powering Prosperity and Powering Innovation—this program celebrates regional successes and builds pride and awareness of exciting developments in the region.
The awards recognize visionary leadership by organizations and individuals that are advancing the Sacramento Region’s prosperous and sustainable future. Sponsored by PG&E, the Powering Prosperity award was presented to Bogle Vineyards for its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability in achieving excellence within the wine industry and its ongoing investment in the Sacramento Region.
The SMUD-sponsored Powering Innovation award was presented to Micron Technology, Inc. for its entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to advancing innovation in the region while utilizing state-of-the-art energy-saving technologies. Click here to learn more about the honorees.
Check out this other knowledgeable site with a podcast, Expanding solar power: Can we scale up clean energy technology on Obama’s timeline? President Obama has called for the U.S. to produce 80 percent of its electricity from cleaner energy sources including wind, solar, clean coal and nuclear by 2035. U-M Vice President for Research and solar energy researcher Stephen Forrest weighs in on whether this is possible. He discusses the status of solar power and the role it could play in our energy future. Listen or download the Podcast.
Check out these upcoming happenings in Sacramento related to green health and solar power:
- Nippon Shokken U.S.A. Selects City of West Sacramento for its New U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility
- Check out the CleanTech Sacramento Region. Find out why the Sacramento Region is the best place to locate and grow a clean technology company.
- SACTO Upcoming Events
- 20th Annual Trainor Fairbrook / SACTO Golf Tournament September 12, 2011 at Catta Verdera Country Club
- SACTO Fall Membership Celebration: September 15, 2011 6-9 pm at Sacramento International Airport