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How our vibrant University is helping the region thrive

Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, says the Greater Sacramento Region relies heavily on Sac State to train the future workforce. (Sacramento State/Jessica Vernone)

Support for Sacramento State is found throughout the region, coming from leaders in business, government, health care, administration, education, entertainment, and entrepreneurship – from all corners.

One of these key leaders is Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council.  In his own words, he shares why he believes in Sac State and how it is improving life in Sacramento and beyond.


From Barry Broome

"The University is a wealth of talent."

Sac State is an incredible leading educational institution in the Greater Sacramento Region that is invested in student success and the success of the surrounding community. As the president and CEO of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, I’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with President Nelsen on how to incorporate the University into the economic growth of the region.

President Nelsen is a passionate leader who is committed to providing students with the tools and education they need to be the next generation of leaders. He knows that Sac State is an intricate part of the economy providing thousands of jobs on campus for staff and students as well as a local source of pride connecting the community.

As the fourth most-diverse university in the nation, Sac State is helping lead the way for minority and marginalized communities to have a path toward well-paying careers. Many graduates are first in their family to receive a higher education. This step is vital for economic inclusion, which lays the foundation for economic sustainability.

The University is a wealth of talent, the No. 1 most sought-after resource for companies and startups seeking graduates in business, health care, communications, and engineering.

President Nelsen is driving a new industry consortium, the California Mobility Center, for carbon-free mobility. The advanced engineering platform will build and commercialize mobility solutions of the future including autonomous, electric, micro-mobility, and more. The University is progressively adopting new curriculum to reflect these advancing technologies, and engineering students at Sac State will have opportunities to work with leaders in these fields. They will tackle critical issues such as climate change, creating more eco-friendly batteries and engines to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce traffic, and increase access to transportation.

The Greater Sacramento Region relies heavily on Sac State to train the future workforce and provide leadership in building economic opportunities. An investment in the University means an investment in the fastest-growing city in California that will be home to incredible innovation.

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Sacramento State’s News and Communications team writes and shares stories about the University, its students, faculty, and alumni, revealing the accomplishments, achievements and milestones that characterize its standing as an educational leader and an important community center. The department’s writers, editors and public relations personnel look across the broad spectrum of the campus and the people who thrive here to support the University’s mission.

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