Next Economy, the business-led effort to foster economic growth in the Sacramento region, today announced an economic plan with the potential to create 35,000 new jobs and $5.3 billion in economic output over the next five years.
Regional representatives of business, government, the health/bioscience industries and academia gathered at the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento to outline the plan.
The five-year job and economic impact numbers were derived by the Sacramento-based Center for Strategic Economic Research, which based its projections on the proposed strategies in the "Next Economy Action Plan" outlined today.
The core of the plan calls for development and investment in six core business clusters in a six-county region: advanced manufacturing, agriculture and food production, clean energy technology, education and knowledge creation, information and communications technology and life sciences/health services.
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