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The latest news, analysis, commentary and thoughts from Valley Vision.  Read on about what we're saying, and what others are saying about us.

In Defense of Cap and Trade

Press coverage
Apr 19, 2017
When it came to relocating their U.S. headquarters, electric bus manufacturer Proterra followed the market. In 2015, Proterra set up shop in Burlingame, California in response to our state’s growing appetite for electric vehicles. The company later opened a second facility in City of Industry, bringing a total of 100 new jobs to California with plans to nearly double that by the end of this year...+ Read more

Business Will Lead on Climate Action

Blog: Project Update
Apr 05, 2017
On the final day of March, nearly 50 people from across the greater Sacramento region joined the Cleaner Air Partnership quarterly luncheon to hear about why business will lead on climate action. Given the change in administration at the federal level, a great deal of uncertainty with federal policy exists. As many leaders with expertise in clean economy related fields have pointed out, there’s...+ Read more

Dare to Create Lasting Change

Blog: Project Update
Apr 05, 2017
“ No individual or organization acting alone is capable of solving Sacramento's (or the world's) most complicated challenges. Rather, to achieve lasting, meaningful change, we must develop an ecosystem of healthy organizations working at scale and in partnership across sectors .” – Daniel Kaufman , Co-Founder and Principal at Third Plateau and panelist. At Valley Vision, our mission is to make...+ Read more
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Sacramento’s Innovation Agenda Goes to Washington

Blog: Project Update
Mar 23, 2017
In March a group of nearly 90 leaders from across the Sacramento region descended on an unusually cold Washington D.C. for an advocacy trip to spotlight local priorities to the federal government, with a focus on the agencies of the new Administration. The day after participants returned home, the President released his proposed budget for 2017-18, which poses significant impacts to many of the...+ Read more
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Volunteers Mulch, Plant, and Glean for Good

Blog: Randomness
Mar 22, 2017
‘ Investing in the future ’ can mean anything from financing a company to starting a family. Two activities that exemplify this phrase well: planting a tree and harvesting surplus fruit to feed the hungry. Investing one’s time? Check. Building a better future for our communities? Absolutely. Having fun? Definitely! On Saturday, March 18, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a very special event...+ Read more
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Manufacturers Give Feedback on Workforce Needs

Blog: Project Update
Mar 08, 2017
More than 80 manufacturing employers and community and workforce partners from across the Sacramento region attended the Let’s Talk Manufacturing Luncheon on March 1, 2017 at McClellan Park. The event, co-hosted by Valley Vision , McClellan Park , and American River College , was an opportunity for those gathered to discuss their pressing workforce issues, especially looming skills gaps, and...+ Read more

Valley Vision Expands Reach to Increase Jobs, Improve Health, and Quality of Life for Central Valley Residents

Blog: Project Update
Mar 03, 2017
At a meeting of Central Valley leaders held on the campus of the University of Pacific in early March, Bill Mueller conveyed his excitement about expanding Valley Vision’s geographic reach to the North San Joaquin Valley , where the 22-year-old civic leadership group will address the social and economic needs of residents and communities in the same it has served the six-county Sacramento region...+ Read more

SETA Awards $750K to Support Regional Innovation Through SlingShot

Blog: Project Update
Mar 02, 2017
Today the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA) Board approved $750K in funding awards made through the SlingShot project. These awards will support entrepreneurship, business startups, and innovation in the 9-county Capital region. SlingShot is a project of the California Workforce Development Board (CWDB) in which the CWDB awarded grants of $1 million each, regionally, across the...+ Read more

Sacramento Region Innovation Gets $750,000 Boost

News release
Mar 02, 2017
Eight awards announced today to benefit California Capital Region entrepreneurial and small business community SACRAMENTO, CA — At a meeting today at the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), the SETA board approved $750,000 in funding awards to eight different organizations across the Capital Region as part of SlingShot, a statewide project of the California Workforce Development...+ Read more

A Partnership for Digital Literacy and Community Opportunity

Blog: Project Update
Feb 28, 2017
Valley Vision continues to work with Sacramento’s elected leaders to develop and drive an action plan to support residents of Marina Vista and Alder Grove , Sacramento County’s largest public housing complexes located near Broadway Avenue and 5 th Street in northwest Land Park. Over the past year, Valley Vision has worked with Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna , Sacramento City Unified...+ Read more