Innovation & Infrastructure

Overview

Valley Vision’s forward thinking mind set helps fuel our innovation and entrepreneur-led economic activity. Valley Vision’s work in this space is focused on opportunity, paving the way for new startups to get going, innovation companies growing, and a workforce versed in 21st century skills ready for onboarding.

Valley Vision has defined the route to get there:

  • Identify and promote emerging industries
  • Strengthen the region’s capacity to innovate
  • Improve participation from underserved communities
  • Support new company creation
  • Tell the region’s innovation story
    • Our objective is to diversify the regional economy with a growing number and mix of entrepreneur-led companies.

      Our Metric: Increase the number of startups per 1,000 firm-population (“startup density”) and the rate of startup growth in employment over five years, demonstrating both startup volume and lasting impact.

      • Actively support and advance the innovation and entrepreneurship sector.
      • Implement one or more regional impact investing funds, bringing additional capital sources to the economy.
      • Bring greater coherence to the entrepreneurship support system through engagement and increased alignment.
    • Entrepreneurship is a key indicator of economic vitality and for attracting and retaining talent in the region. Valley Vision actively supports access to entrepreneurial skills – for underserved groups in particular. Helping support this sector will not only grow opportunities for entrepreneurship, but also ensure regional vibrancy for all residents.

Featured Projects

AGTECH PILOT

Agricultural has become increasingly reliant on technology for water and energy conservation, reduction of chemical inputs, and increased productivity. Most of this technology requires Internet access, yet many rural areas do not have access to …

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Connected Capital Area Broadband Consortium

We live in a digital age, where it is critical that all members of the community have access to the Internet. Broadband infrastructure is necessary for access to information for education, healthcare, government, public safety, …

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Blogs

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Woodland Host 2nd Ag Innovation Forum – Ag, Food & Health: An Integrated Approach to Innovation

On January 22, 2020, The City of Woodland, along with partners representing Food and Ag innovation, including Valley Vision, University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCANR), Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) ad UC Davis, presented …

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Regional Broadband Consortia Powers Up for Three More Years

In November 2019, Valley Vision was awarded funding to manage the Connected Capital Area Broadband Consortia (CCABC) for the next three years, working alongside other regional consortia to achieve 98% broadband access within each region …

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A Strategic Approach to Connecting the Region

Valley Vision has led regional broadband access and deployment efforts in Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties for several years now, but our involvement in a new and innovative statewide partnership is helping rural regions …

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