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Placer supes join into regional economic revival plan

By: Journal Staff
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The Placer County Board of Supervisors is supporting a broad-based plan that hopes to position the Sacramento region for long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Supervisors voted unanimously earlier this month to endorse the Next Economy Regional Prosperity Plan, a proposal for promoting job growth, investment and innovation in Placer, Sacramento, El Dorado, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties.

“Tuesday’s board action is an important part of a drive by Placer County to expand its economic development efforts,” County Executive Officer David Boesch said. “The local economy is beginning to recover from the recession, and our county needs to do what it can to help the recovery gain momentum.”

Boesch said the most effective way to do that is to work with agencies and organizations throughout the region that are committed to the same goal.

County Director of Economic Development David Snyder said in a report to the board that reviving economic health on a regional scale can be maximized if cities, counties and organizations participate locally in job-creation efforts that are synchronized with counterparts region-wide.

Snyder said that many Placer County business leaders, educators, government officials and nonprofit organizations participated in developing the plan.

The planning effort is spearheaded by a group that includes the Sacramento Metro Chamber, the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, Sacramento Area Regional Technology Alliance and Valley Vision.

Implementation of the plan is scheduled to begin during the first quarter of this year.

Snyder emphasized the Regional Prosperity Plan is compatible with the Placer County Economic Development Board Roadmap. The latter is a countywide economic development strategy completed in 2009.

The board action will allow the Placer County Economic Development Board to take steps to further align the Roadmap with the Regional Prosperity Plan, Snyder said.