Strengthening Our Economy
Business and the Economy
We must continue and elevate the economic renaissance our city is beginning to experience. Sacramento has a proud tradition of being home to thousands of public service workers. I will use my office to diversify our local economy and to attract and retain high wage employers to Sacramento. I will devote my time and attention to helping our local businesses expand and flourish. The city’s bold housing initiative will only work if there are more private sector high wage job opportunities. We are losing too much of our talent to the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. It’s time to create the types of jobs that will keep our workforce strong.
Let’s Be Business Friendly
There’s no question that Sacramento’s economy is recovering. While the renaissance downtown is vital, we need to support our local business corridors and neighborhood establishments as well. I believe that I have the vision, experience and reach to lead Sacramento and to push the momentum citywide.
Career Pathways – Connecting Our Schools And Local Businesses
In order to attract high-wage employers, we need to provide a qualified workforce. This begins with preschool and its bookend is career pathways in high schools – curriculum that prepares students for the 21st century workforce. As the Senate leader, I delivered millions to Sacramento area schools to help prepare our students for jobs in the modern economy. As Mayor, I will do more, working with our schools and employers to ensure good job opportunities our kids deserve and a qualified workforce our local businesses need to succeed.
Economic Prosperity For Everyone
Growing the private sector economy in Sacramento is the best chance we have to build a robust tax base. The benefits of that growing tax base must be spread throughout Sacramento’s neighborhoods. Public safety, parks, arts and youth will be my budget priorities.