Industry clusters offer a pathway to innovation
Like attracts like. It’s the principle belief behind the law of attraction, which states that people tend to seek out or be attracted to those who are similar or like-minded. The same idea can be applied to the business world, in that companies often gather — or cluster — around their successful peers in hopes of sharing services while improving efficiency and productivity.
Point of View
Board members of Greater Sacramento share their thoughts on doing business in the region
Comstock’s checked in with some of our business and civic leaders to find out their development plans for the region, and how the Greater Sacramento Economic Council can help bring those goals to fruition.
An Easy Sell
Companies, both homegrown and new transplants, find success in the Capital Region
When it comes to finding business success in the Sacramento area, the proof, as they say, is in the proverbial pudding. The city’s proximity to the Bay Area, its lower cost of living and its people have long been lauded as assets to economic development. While that might seem like a tired line of thinking, Sacramento remains on the radar of both potential businesses and employees for exactly those reasons.
On the cusp of the new automation age, health care providers have more high-tech tools than ever before, which may forever change medicine — one robot at a time
From a robot’s perspective, humans probably look like deeply flawed creatures: imprecise, accident-prone, injury-ridden, hazardous — walking glitches waiting to happen.
This view isn’t exactly wrong.
American River Bank Helps Keep Small Business in the Family
In business, it often takes great partners to make great things happen. American River Bank has been that partner for countless companies throughout the greater Sacramento area for more than three decades. Founded in Fair Oaks in 1983, ARB is a community bank meeting the needs of local businesses.
Founded in 1996, Gutterglove recently doubled its space by moving from Rocklin to a 43,000-square-foot facility in Roseville where the company manufactures 60,000 feet of gutters in one day — all done by the hands of people.
Eye on the Horizon
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg on economic development, wireless infrastructure and elevating the city’s culture
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg has a decidedly unique perspective on the role of government borne of experience few can match: he is a former city councilman, California assemblymember and senate president who has come home to local government. We sat down with him to talk about his vision for the city.
Boot Camp for Startups
Hacker Lab sheds light on new business ideas with Startup Hustle
When Adrian Cummings arrived for his first Startup Hustle session, he had the prototype for an idea — a complete light kit for bicycles — but no customer research, business plan or marketing concept.
Science is for Kids
Proponents says Next Generation Science Standards will better prepare today’s workforce
Children at River Oaks Elementary School in Galt are more than just students. They’re scientists in the classroom and they do what scientists do — observe, ask questions, identify problems, gather data, analyze it and apply this knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to the real world.
Startup of the Month: Free Form Factory
Rancho Cordova-based advanced manufacturing company aims to make waves with durable, all-electric watercraft
In 2014, Darling launched Free Form Factory, making after-market decks and hulls out of durable polymer material. Two years later, the company relocated from Rochester, New York to Rancho Cordova. Free Form Factory has unveiled a stand-up watercraft prototype that is 100-percent recyclable and electric-powered.