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Region Must Build Skilled Workforce to Compete Nationally, Studies Find

News release
Apr 27, 2016
New data shows economic potential of the Sacramento Capital region’s six high-growth business clusters SACRAMENTO, CA — New research that uncovers the region’s root skills gaps in six high-growth business clusters where employers struggle to fill vacancies will be unveiled publicly on May 3 rd at the 2016 Capital Region Workforce Summit at UC Davis. The reports, commissioned by JPMorgan Chase...+ Read more
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How Sac State Changed My Life

Blog: Randomness
Apr 25, 2016
Anyone who knows my husband Michael and I, knows that I'm the writer, he’s the speech giver. But when we were notified recently that we had been selected for Sac State’s Distinguished Alumni Award, I couldn’t help thinking about what I might say in an acceptance speech. Of course I would express my gratitude for the quality education I received, for many wonderful teachers I had the chance to...+ Read more
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Clean Air in the Capital

Blog: Project Update
Apr 13, 2016
The Metro Chamber's 46th Annual Capitol-to-Capitol advocacy program encompassed nearly 350 representatives from California's Capital Region. Attendees represented issues important to our region in our nation's Capital with congressional offices, federal agencies and other organizations headquartered in Washington D.C. Among the 11 issue areas represented is the concern for the quality of the air...+ Read more
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Valley Vision to Honor Three Prominent Families for Their Lasting Regional Impact at 10th Legacy Feast Awards Dinner

News release
Apr 07, 2016
Larry Kelley, Lundberg Family Farms and Roberts Family Development Center to be recognized May 12 SACRAMENTO, CA — Valley Vision announced the selection of three 2016 awardees who’s legacy of work will be celebrated at an annual ceremony and dinner held on May 12, 2015 at the California Museum . Valley Vision has been recognizing individuals and groups for the past 10 years who exhibit boundary-...+ Read more

Leading the Charge: A look at the work of SMUD leader, Bill Boyce, in EV adoption

Apr 05, 2016
Valley Vision is working along side Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD) to ensure that the Capital Region is prepared for widespread adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs). To gain a better understanding of SMUD’s role in the efforts, we recently had a conversation with Bill Boyce, the Manager of the Electric Transportation and Energy & Research groups for SMUD, about what they are...+ Read more
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Thinking Green in San Joaquin

Blog: Project Update
Mar 30, 2016
This past weekend I was sorting boxes in my garage and stumbled across the binder I received when I joined the Valley Vision board back in 2004, representing the tech giant Intel in Folsom. Susan Frazier was the CEO, Karen Baker (now California's volunteer director) was chief operating officer, and Garrett Brandenburger ran the office. Valley Vision's budget had just passed the $550,000 mark, and...+ Read more
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New Data Released About Economic Contributions of the Sacramento Capital Region’s Food and Agriculture Industry Cluster

News release
Mar 29, 2016
SACRAMENTO, CA — New research on changes to the Sacramento Capital Region's food and ag job cluster were recently unveiled aimed at helping area schools, universities, and economic development and workforce training agencies keep in step with changes in the industry. The new research looks at business and employment changes from 2008 to 2014, using economic development modeling conducted by the...+ Read more

Intel Executive, Finance Leaders Join Valley Vision Board

News release
Mar 28, 2016
Debora A. Bubb, Louise A. Walker and Andy Wong expand organization’s leadership capacity SACRAMENTO, CA — Valley Vision announced today that three additional regional leaders—Debora A. Bubb, Louise A. Walker and Andy Wong—were recently named the civic leadership organization’s newest board members. “Valley Vision is a unique organization with a special purpose,” said Bill Mueller, Valley Vision’s...+ Read more

I Beg Your Pardon - More School Gardens!

Blog: Project Update
Mar 17, 2016
Three hundred and fifty adults spent the weekend in high school at the end of February. Soil Born Farms held their school garden symposium – A Garden In Every School – at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) on February 27 th and 28 th . Saturday morning included an excellent line-up of speakers from Vanessa Carter of Occidental Arts & Ecology Center...+ Read more
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AgPlus Consortium Hits A Home Run

Blog: Project Update
Mar 16, 2016
On March 2 nd and 3 rd Valley Vision trucked down Highway 99 (and saw beautiful wildflower blooms along the way!) to Fresno, California. As you may know, the Central Valley - 28 counties from Redding in the north to Bakersfield in the south - was designated as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) region by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Regional...+ Read more