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Posted:
August 3, 2000

CSUS Project Examines Placer
County's Technology Future

How can Placer County attract more information technology companies? That's what researchers at California State University, Sacramento hope to learn in the coming months.

The county has hired the University's Regional Economics and Land Use Institute and Institute for Social Research to recommend ways to make it attractive to the information technology industry. Information technology includes computer and communications equipment manufacturing, software and computer services, communications services, engineering and consulting services for Internet and digital information.

Researchers will identify and survey existing businesses to determine what brought IT firms to the area and their levels of satisfaction with the region. They will also assess trends and look at how businesses can restructure to remain competitive in the fast-changing IT industry.

Robert Fountain, research director for the Regional Economics and Land Use Institute and special assistant to the President for regional development, and Carole Barnes, director of the Institute for Social Research, will oversee work on the two-month project.

More information is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

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