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Managing Partner

Sacramento Metro Chamber

Strategic Partners

City of Sacramento

County of Sacramento

City of Davis

City of Folsom

City of Roseville

City of West Sacramento

El Dorado County

Placer County

City of Lincoln

City of Rancho Cordova

City of Woodland

Los Rios Community
  College District

Yolo County





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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. | Award details

New Source for Employers Need to Fill Jobs
Employers 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

Impact Report
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 viewed here.

First Quarter 2011 Report
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.

Education Sector Report
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.

Health/Biosciences Report
Over several decades, the health care and biosciences industries have matured into a vital economic force within the Sacramento metro area. View the
Metro Chamber Health Care/Biosciences Economic Impact Report here

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.

Business Walks
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



The Metro Pulse mission is to help make the Sacramento region the best place to do business in California.
Get started now on solving challenges in your business. Take the Metro Pulse self-assessment.

Business Walks
Metro Chamber Business Walks, in cooperation with other chambers of commerce, city and county agencies, is another aspect to the Metro Pulse program. The annual Business Walks are conducted in districts throughout the region. Visited businesses are asked three questions: How's business, what do you like about doing business in your area and how can business be made better? The results are given to appropriate authorities for action. 

Chamber members who participate as Business Walkers can gain valuable knowledge of business conditions while extending their network of contacts in the region.

2011 Business Walk Calendar

3/30--West Sacramento

4/20--Shingle Springs/Cameron Park
7/27  Loomis/Sunset  
8/25--Arden Arcade
9/29--Rancho Cordova
11/3--South Lake Tahoe 

There is no charge to participate; to register for a Business Walk
visit metrochamber.org/events.