Center for Strategic Economic Research
The Center for Strategic Economic Research (CSER) staff and reports are regularly cited by the media. Below is a list of recent CSER coverage.
    First Read, Comstocks Magazine, February 2012

    Report: Fresno a hotbed for mobile phone Web use, Fresno Business Journal, January 24, 2012

    Workforce, employment trends snapshot report, Rocklin & Roseville Today, January 24, 2012

    Strength in numbers: Hunting economic prosperity in untapped talents, Comstocks Magazine, January 2012

    Letter to the Editor: Clarifying UC Davis numbers, January 5, 2012

    Jobs crisis: Most economists agree states can do a few things, though not a lot, to help create jobs, State Legislature Magazine, January 2012

    UC Davis is a powerful economic engine for California, Western Farm Press, January 3, 2012

    Look for the Sacramento economy to improve in 2012, The Sacramento Bee, January 1, 2012

    Economic outlook for Placer County promising, report says, Roseville Press Tribune, January 1, 2012

    UC Davis impact on area estimated at $5.3 billion, The Sacramento Bee, December 30, 2011

    Study: UC Davis campus pumps $3.5B into economy, Sacramento Business Journal, December 30, 2011

    Outlook 2012: Government, Sacramento Business Journal, December 30, 2011

    Measure R: Powering economic development, Visalia Times-Delta, December 20, 2011

    Statistical quirk may explain fall in home prices, Sacramento Business Journal, November 25, 2011

    Forum focuses on strategies to improve regional economy, Sacramento Business Journal, November 15, 2011

    Report forecasts sustained job growth by years end, Sacramento Business Journal, November 11, 2011

    Region lags other areas in Prosperity Index, Sacramento Business Journal, November 11, 2011

    Jobless rate and employment both drop, Sacramento Business Journal, November 2, 2011

    Future less bleak, but recovery likely to be slow, Sacramento Business Journal, October 21, 2011

    State layoffs will stall region and its recovery, The Sacramento Bee, September 7, 2011

    Bank customer study confirms lagging recovery, Sacramento Business Journal, September 2, 2011

    Back to the drawing board, Sacramento Business Journal, August 26, 2011

    Regional effort launched to boost Sacramento areas economy, The Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2011

    Regions business confidence drops as economy flattens, Sacramento Business Journal, August 12, 2011

    Studio Sacramento: Promoting the Sacramento Region for Business, KVIE Public Television, July 22, 2011

    Sacramento giving: Recent study shows Sacramentos generosity has room to growth, Sacramento News & Review, July 21, 2011

    The giving tree, Comstocks, July 2011

    Sacramento job picture flat at best, Sacramento Business Journal, June 22, 2011

    Higher education task force forms: Council appoints 17 people to task force, Roseville Press-Tribune, June 16, 2011

    Sacramento region charitable giving is below national average, The Sacramento Bee, May 25, 2011

    Study: Region lags in charitable giving, Sacramento Business Journal, May 25, 2011

    Right to Assembly: Growing manufacturing jobs in Placer County, Comstocks, May 9, 2011

    Regional economy falls further behind, Sacramento Business Journal, May 6, 2011

    Capital region drops in latest comparison with competing areas, Sacramento Business Journal, May 6, 2011

    Notebook: Sacramento struggles as nation recovers, Sacramento Business Journal, April 8, 2011

    Job Front: Sacramento lags state, nation in job growth, The Sacramento Bee, April 4, 2011

    Sacramento area housing industry veterans still picking up the pieces, The Sacramento Bee, April 3, 2011

    Who gets hurt if Kings leave town?, Sacramento Business Journal, March 4, 2011

    Regions business confidence is on the rise, Sacramento Business Journal, February 11, 2011

    Capital clings onto ninth place in the annual Prosperity Index, Sacramento Business Journal, February 11, 2011

    Sacramento chamber honors regional leaders in health, education, The Sacramento Bee, February 4, 2011

    Playing under house rules, Elk Grove Citizen, February 3, 2011

    Elk Grove gets thumbs up for growth, affordability, Elk Grove Citizen, February 1, 2011

    Elk Grove plots comeback strategy, The Sacramento Bee, January 31, 2011

    UC Davis health system an economic engine, Woodland Daily Democrat, January 28, 2011

    Study fuels latest economic development push, Elk Grove Citizen, January 27, 2011

    City thinks big after release of economic development study, Elk Grove Citizen, January 27, 2011

    Driggers promotes economic diversity, Mountain Democrat, January 27, 2011

    UC Davis Health System an economic powerhouse, Sacramento Today, January 25, 2011

    UC Davis Health Systems annual economic output pegged at nearly $3.5B, Sacramento Business Journal, January 21, 2011

    SMUD will build green facility that makes more energy than it uses, The Sacramento Bee, January 18, 2011

    Capital region trails state on job growth, The Sacramento Bee, December 24, 2010

    Road to Recovery: California economy inches back up except for hiring, The Sacramento Bee, December 12, 2010

    Capital region leads state in clean-tech job growth, study says, The Sacramento Bee, November 29, 2010

    Job Front: Sacramento area economy stumbles, The Sacramento Bee, November 15, 2010

    First more pain, then some gains in job growth, Sacramento Business Journal, November 11, 2010

    Davis makes short list for Mori Seikis first U.S. plant, The Davis Enterprise, November 7, 2010

    Home industry decline hurts everyone, Santa Maria Times, November 10, 2010

    Much of states stimulus has yet to be spent, Sacramento Business Journal, November 4, 2010

    Recovery? Wait a year maybe, Sacramento Business Journal, November 4, 2010

    Regions work force helps even out Prosperity Index score, Sacramento Business Journal, November 4, 2010

    Home starts way down, Contra Costa Times, October 25, 2010

    Manufacturers Forum in Roseville Oct 14th, Rocklin & Roseville Today, October 2, 2010

    Placer County forum puts manufacturing in focus, Auburn Journal, September 29, 2010

    Placer County to hold manufacturers forum, Sacramento Business Journal, September 28, 2010

    El Dorado County, implements new shopping trend tool, El Dorado Hills Telegraph, September 14, 2010

    Housings importance to economy, Times Press Recorder, September 7, 2010

    Job Front: Payrolls shrink at slower pace, report says, The Sacramento Bee, September 6, 2010

    Solar ranking shines brighter: SMUD adds 20 megawatts to U.S. database, making region tops in per-capita capacity, Sacramento Business Journal, September 3, 2010

    Regions clean-tech cluster 231 companies, Sacramento Business Journal, August 27, 2010

    Solano records an increase in 2009 housing starts, The Mercury News, August 20, 2010

    Sacramento, state hammered by lack of construction, Sacramento Business Journal, August 20, 2010

    Its the Housing, Stupid, NBC Los Angeles, August 19, 2010

    Housings economic benefit to California plummets,, August 19, 2010

    Home building impact down sharply, Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal, August 16, 2010

    California new-home industry now a ghost of its former self, Central Valley Business Times, August 16, 2010

    Housing industrys economic output falls 80%, Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2010

    Job Front: McDonalds hiring on Tuesday, The Sacramento Bee, August 16, 2010

    Sacramento, state economies get hammered as new-home construction plummets, Sacramento Business Journal, August 16, 2010

    More than one-third of California youths 16 to 19 were jobless in June, The Sacramento Bee, August 7, 2010

    Sacramento employers lose confidence in regions economic outlook, Sacramento Business Journal, August 6, 2010

    McDonoughs Oakland lawyers, staff join L.A.-based firm, Sacramento Business Journal, August 6, 2010

    Hiring perks up as name-brand businesses expand in Sacramento area, The Sacramento Bee, August 6, 2010

    Report: It could be a bumpy ride: If trends hold, El Dorado Hills could have trouble in the coming decade, El Dorado Hills Telegraph, July 28, 2010

    Job losses continue to slow in Sacramento region, The Sacramento Bee, June 30, 2010

    Report: Region can expect more jobs by years end, but weve dug a deep hole, Sacramento Business Journal, June 18, 2010

    Group to spend $500,000 to research regions charitable giving: Findings will be used to develop a marketing plan to boost donations, Sacramento Business Journal, June 11, 2010

    Study says, Davis lacks space to attract R&D, clean-tech firms, Sacramento Business Journal, May 14, 2010

    Business Journal: New report has good news for Sac economy,, May 10, 2010

    Economy ready for an uptick: Report forecasts job growth as soon as September, Sacramento Business Journal, May 7, 2010

    Sacramento back in familiar territory in Prosperity Index, Sacramento Business Journal, May 7, 2010

    A shrinking work force: Sacramentos biggest companies stay the same, but employ fewer, Sacramento Business Journal, April 23, 2010

    Placer launches loan program for energy-efficiency projects, Sacramento Business Journal, April 16, 2010

    Study of Elk Groves future growth still in initial phase, city seeks funding, Elk Grove Citizen, April 13, 2010

    Building Jobs: Are local projects creating employment beyond construction?,, April 13, 2010

    Where are the jobs? experts: Region ripe for new businesses, but it will take decades, The Modesto Bee, April 8, 2010

    Sacramento area loses fewer jobs in February, Sacramento Business Journal, April 5, 2010

    Job Front: Sacramento area job losses slowed in February, The Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2010

    Jessup receives education award at 19th annual Placer County Economic Development Summit,, March 24, 2010

    Can north state count on building industry to fuel economic recovery?,, March 20, 2010

    The new frugal: The recession has changed (sometimes dramatically) the way many people in our region shop and live, Sacramento News & Review, March 18, 2010

    Report: New-home construction will add $20B to the state economy, Sacramento Business Journal, February 12, 2010

    Region posts its highest score on Prosperity Index, Sacramento Business Journal, February 12, 2010

    Business Confidence Index shows slight improvement in Q4, Sacramento Business Journal, February 12, 2010

    Home building will lift states economy somewhat, study says, The Sacramento Bee, February 12, 2010

    Future Work Force: What will tomorrows jobs bring for the Capital Region?,, February 2, 2010

    Few local employers plan to hire, fire, Sacramento Business Journal, February 2, 2010

    Capital health care industry is booming: Thriving industry seeks skilled workers, The Sacramento Bee, January 30, 2010

    Kurth keeps optimism in annual speech, RC Now, January 27, 2010

    Offices end long run of rising vacancies, but future uncertain, Sacramento Business Journal, January 22, 2010

    Letters to the editor, The Sacramento Bee, January 24, 2010

    Road to Recovery: Sacramento awaits next growth wave: State government, development remain areas foundations, The Sacramento Bee, January 17, 2010

    Homebuilding keeps dragging along bottom: Builders see turnaround ahead as the realize profits, Sacramento Business Journal, January 15, 2010

    Flat: The new up: the long walk to a new economic horizon,, January 12, 2010