Sacramento Valley

Chico State | Sacramento State

The Sacramento Valley region consists of 18 counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Shasta, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama, Yolo​ and Yuba. There are two CSU campuses in the region: Chico State and Sacramento State. Together, these campuses had a direct annual spend of $1.8 billion in 2019.


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Regional impact: nearly 22,900 jobs, $893 million in labor income, $2.6 billion in industry activity and $169 million in tax revenue annually.

Increased alumni earnings of $2.6 billon supported an additional 36,800 jobs in the region, $1.95 million in labor income and $6 billion in industry activity regionally, and generated $446 million in state and local taxes.

For every dollar of direct spend at Sacramento Valley campuses. $1.60 of positive ec​onomic activity is generated in the state.

For every dollar the state invested in Sacramento Valley campuses, $8.07 in statewide spending is generated

When the impact of enhanced earnings of Sacramento Valley CSU alumni is included, for every dollar the state invested in these campuses, the total spending impact increases to $40.96.

In​​put Employment Labor Income Industry Activity Tax Impact
Operational Expenditures 13,759
$542M $1,410M $75M
Capital Expenditures 940 $64M $150M $6M
Auxiliary 2,465 ​​$97M $305M ​$20M
Student Spend 5,728 ​$191M $745M $68M
Total 22,891 $893M $2,608M $169M
Alumni 36,837 $1,958M $6,005M ​$446M