16 founders with the skills to make it work
We asked readers to submit their picks for the Capital Region’s top entrepreneurs —and you answered. Our editorial team vetted almost 100 nominations, looking for innovative business ideas, interesting backstories, unique products and services and that ineffable “it” factor. And here they are…
Plastic of the Future
Bioplastics may offer one solution to the plastic predicament — and a West Sacramento company is leading the way.
Origin Materials is part of a small but growing bioplastics market. Regulation, recycling and changing consumer behavior have proven ineffective in curbing the environment impacts of plastic. With plastic production projected to double over the next 20 years, Origins founders think the key solution lies in the bottles themselves.
How the Capital Region is building the next generation of technical tradespeople
Michael Muñoz is a junior in the Automotive Academy at the Weber Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology in Stockton, a public high school offering specialty career pathway programs, where he’s learning the skills of an automotive technician in an industry-grade auto shop with more than a dozen donated cars.
As American manufacturing struggles and California employers face worker shortages, will investment in educational makerspaces help strengthen local industry?
California remains a top manufacturing center in the U.S. despite local employers grappling with a serious worker shortage. Will state investment in makerspaces help fill the need?
Back and Forward: Steve Dicus
Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative representative on the local workforce
Steve Dicus, co-chair of the Sacramento Valley Manufacturing Initiative’s education committee, offers his insight into the Capital Region’s manufacturing industry.
Gladding, McBean, a terra cotta manufacturing company in Lincoln, mines from a clay deposit that keeps on giving.
Comstock’s celebrates six extraordinary women of influence who are redefining leadership on their own terms.
We’re highlighting six of the Capital Region’s most influential female leaders who are blazing trails in their respective industries.
Run With It
Shiloh London began overseeing the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation five years ago - here's what she's done
Shiloh London is an early riser of the extreme variety. She wakes up at 4 a.m., spends a few minutes in silence over black coffee, laces her sneakers and literally trains for a marathon. Afterward she connects with her running mates over coffee — all before a full day’s work.
Startup of the Month: Tenkiv
With the power of the sun, Sacramento startup aims to make waves by purifying water
Around the world, 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home. This Sacramento startup aims to make a difference.
The Woodland Way
With a progressive pro-business climate, Woodland lures agribusiness and global trade to this once-sleepy town
This once rural town now houses more than two dozen international companies and has become a hub of agribusiness, thanks to its progressive pro-business climate and ideal location.