“The Sacramento area economy continues to grow, thriving in the wake of the Great Recession 10 years ago with new and existing business expansion. With that growth comes new opportunities, as well as some challenges for our community.
Growth can mean more jobs, revenue and tax receipts, all beneficial to regional quality of life. Growth can also present unintended consequences — higher cost of living and increased traffic come to mind. There are also energy challenges, especially in our area where heavy air conditioning use during the summer can strain electricity supplies. And businesses — large, medium and small — tend to use more energy than homes or apartments. As a result, energy costs can increase significantly on hot summer afternoons.”
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