METRO PULSE IS THE
INTERNATIONAL-AWARD WINNING REGIONAL BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION program designed to provide local businesses with the information and resources to grow and succeed.
This community-based program brings together economic development agencies and companies throughout the region. Together they help companies identify barriers and then seek solutions for the survival and growth of local business and sustainability and expansion of the region 's economy.
Metro Pulse achieved
the Business Retention & Expansion
International Conference award in 2010 for high
impact on the reigon's businesses. Over the last
three years, Metro Pulse has conducted nearly 5,000
business visits and business walks where economic
development and business officials meet directly
with owners and managers of retail, commercial,
service and manufacturing businesses of all sizes. |
Source for Employers Need to Fill Jobs
seeking qualified employees can visit Jobs.SacramentoWorks.org,
a powerful online tool designed to find the best job
candidates and assist job seekers in searching for
the right job.
Metro Pulse Reports
Metro Pulse partners visited 4,200 businesses in
2010. What was discovered and actions taken to
support job and business growth in the region can be
First Quarter 2011
Business walks conducted in the first quarter of
2011 visited nearly 700 businesses. Nearly 75 percent
reported business as being in a range of "steady to
great." View details here.
The education industry cluster is critical to the six-county Sacramento region’s economic prosperity. Not only does it educate our population and train our labor force, it creates regional wealth and jobs in the process.
View details about this $9.6 billion industry cluster here.
Over several decades, the health care and biosciences industries have matured into a vital economic force within the Sacramento metro area.
Metro Chamber Health Care/Biosciences Economic Impact
Want to know more about the program? Check out the downloadable Metro Pulse Questions and Answers
Get started now on solving challenges in your business. Take the Metro Pulse self-assessment.
For more information on Metro Pulse, contact Matt Yancey at 916-321-9153.
To learn about how to do business with the State of California, consult the Department of General Services website.
Annual Business Walks that occur regionwide are part of Metro Pulse. During the Business Walks, businesses in selected districts are visited and asked three questions: How's business, what do you like about doing business here and how can conditions be improved.
More information is here
In the News
Sacramento Press: Metro
Pulse receives international acclaim
Comstock's-: Metro Pulse at work in El Dorado County
Auburn Journal: Web program focuses on assisting businesses
Folsom Telegraph: Biz Exp, Metro Pulse showcase businessess
Chamber View: Ensuring Local Businesses Prosper
Sacramento Metro Business: Introducing Metro Pulse
Sacramento Business Journal: Program aims to keep local businesses happy--and in town