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The Prosperity Strategy: Our Path Forward (2020)

Our Path Forward: The Prosperity Strategy is a strategic framework and bridge to action for the six-county Sacramento Region that prioritizes our core economic initiatives and will result in a more prosperous, equitable and resilient region.

The plan is being advanced by Valley Vision, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Sacramento Area Council of Governments, and the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce. Learn more at https://theprosperitystrategy.org/.

Automation Risk for Jobs in the Capital Region (2020)

Research has clearly shown that technology disruption, like automation, will impact jobs throughout the U.S. Valley Vision worked with the Los Rios Center of Excellence to examine the impact that automation will have on jobs, people, and sectors in the Capital Region. Read the COE and Valley Vision report to learn about the composition of the region’s workforce, the populations that will be impacted by automation, and automation risk across sectors and skill types. This report can help us address as a region how we can prepare for the impending skill shift.

Connecting the Delta: Broadband Action Plan (2019)

The purpose of this report is to prompt specific action by providing a detailed, tangible broadband improvement plan for five legacy communities within the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Additionally, it is intended to improve broadband adoption and support by informing local governments and all those affected by the lack of high-speed Internet service.

This report was prepared by Valley Vision for the Delta Protection Commission in response to the Delta Community Action Planning project.

Broadband Report Card: Map (2020)

Broadband infrastructure grades compare broadband access in a city, town, region, county, or census block to the California average. These maps illustrate the data found in the capital region broadband report card. Click here for grades for each jurisdiction in the Sacramento region.

Steve Blum with Tellus Venture Associates assembled this information on behalf of Valley Vision, as part of the latter’s work in managing the Connected Capital Broadband Consortium (CCABC).

The primary data for assessing the quantity and quality of broadband infrastructure comes from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which collects reports from providers throughout the state. More data is available through the interactive broadband map produced by the CPUC.

Broadband Report Card: Grades (2020)

Broadband infrastructure grades compare broadband access in a city, town, region, county, or census block to the California average.

Steve Blum with Tellus Venture Associates assembled this information on behalf of Valley Vision, as part of the latter’s work in managing the Connected Capital Broadband Consortium (CCABC).

The primary data for assessing the quantity and quality of broadband infrastructure comes from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which collects reports from providers throughout the state. More data is available through the interactive broadband map produced by the CPUC.

UC Davis Transportation Tomorrow Action Plan (2019)

UC Davis conducted a two-year planning study charting a new strategy to improve mobility and connectivity to campus.

This report summarizes the effort and the resulting top ten recommendations. Valley Vision, as part of a consulting team led by Alta Planning + Design, conducted the community engagement that supports this plan.

Workforce Needs Assessment: Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation

Valley Vision, as part of its mission to support a 21st Century Workforce for the Capital Region, has partnered with the Los Rios Center of Excellence and Visit Sacramento on an analysis of the Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation industry cluster.

On April 26, 2019, Valley Vision hosted a forum at Sutter Health Park in West Sacramento to present the findings of this new research, hear from a panel of business leaders in the industry, and receive the input of hospitality representatives who attended this convening from across the seven-county MSA region.

Valley Vision and partners are working across the region to address the key findings from this assessment as part of our Capital Region Workforce Action Plan activities. We have produced several additional resources through the regular industry advisory meetings which we organize. See also:

Brookings: Charting A Course to the Sacramento Region’s Future Economic Prosperity (2018)

In late 2017, Valley Vision led a partnership with Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Sacramento Metro Chamber, Sacramento Region Business Association, and Sacramento Area Council of Governments to collaborate with the Brookings Institution on producing an “economic stress test” of the Sacramento region.

This Executive Summary offers information and insights on the Sacramento region’s economic position by benchmarking the region against 15 peer regions based on economic size, wealth, productivity, industrial structure, and competitiveness factors.

The full report can be accessed at: https://www.brookings.edu/research/charting-a-course-to-the-sacramento-regions-future-economic-prosperity/

Workforce Needs Assessment: Energy, Construction, and Utilities

This 2018 report presents findings on the analysis of the energy, construction, and utilities industry cluster.

The report provides an overview of the cluster, industry trends and economic impact, as well as an overview of the top occupations in demand in the cluster requiring post-secondary education or training, along with projected occupational demand, institutions providing related education and training, and possible workforce gaps. The report also includes a summary of findings and recommendations for addressing workforce needs within the construction industry cluster.

Valley Vision and partners are working across the region to address the key findings from this assessment as part of our Capital Region Workforce Action Plan activities. We have produced several additional resources through the regular industry advisory meetings which we organize. See also:

Stockton Food and Ag Action Plan (2017)

In 2015, the Stockton City Council adopted the “City of Stockton Economic Development Strategic Plan,” which included a focus on the strong food and agriculture-related assets in the region.

In summer 2016, the City engaged Valley Vision to assist in developing a Food and Agriculture Action Plan to catalyze implementation of the Strategic Plan. The Action Plan is intended to create a roadmap for the coming year by focusing on priority actions that: create a supportive enterprise ecosystem, strengthen communities by helping to address food insecurity, and leverage the region’s agricultural bounty, entrepreneurial spirit, and proximity to the Sacramento Region and the current efforts under way to support food and agriculture.

Community Health Needs Assessment: UC Davis Medical Center (2016)

All nonprofit hospitals must conduct a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) every three years and adopt an implementation strategy to meet the community health needs identified through the CHNA.

The CHNA must define the community served by the hospital, solicit input from broad interests of the community, assess the health needs of the community, prioritize those health needs and identify potential measures and resources available to address the health needs.

This document is the final 2016 report for the UC Davis Medical Center service area, authored by the Valley Vision health team.

Workforce Needs Assessment: Clean Economy

This 2016 report presents findings on the analysis of the Clean Economy industry cluster. It is the sixth in a series covering the six Next Economy-identified industry clusters.

This report provides a definition of what is included in the cluster, an overview of the cluster, industry trends and economic impact, as well as an overview of the top demand occupations in the cluster, along with projected occupational demand, institutions providing related education and training, possible workforce gaps and spotlight interviews with regional employers.

Valley Vision and partners are working across the region to address the key findings from this assessment as part of our Capital Region Workforce Action Plan activities. We have produced several additional resources through the regular industry advisory meetings which we organize. See also: