Economic Development

The City of Folsom is a thriving business-friendly community committed to sustaining a high quality of life by encouraging and promoting stable, dependable and diversified economic growth and development.  The City has a strong and growing base of major employers including: Agilent Technologies, California ISO, Gekkeikan, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Kikkoman, Mercy Hospital, Micron, Safe Credit Union, Toshiba, and VSP.  The City features a substantial work force (37,200) that is well-educated (48.4% Bachelor’s Degree or Higher) while maintaining an extremely low unemployment rate (3.0%).      

About Folsom

Conveniently located 25 miles east of downtown Sacramento, 85 miles from Lake Tahoe and 110 miles from San Francisco with direct and convenient access to U.S. Highway 50, the Sacramento Regional Transit Light Rail System, Sacramento International Airport, and cargo operations at Mather Field Airport

Well known as a family-oriented community, Folsom has been recognized by Money Magazine, Newsweek, and Business Week as one of the best places in America to live, work, and play

A full-service, incorporated city that provide public services including:  Police, Fire, Public Works & Utilities, Parks & Recreation, and a Public Library

Served by the Folsom Cordova Unified School District, one of the highest rated districts in the region, and home to Folsom Lake Community College, one of the fastest growing colleges in the nation

Expanded its city limits by 3,513 acres in January 2012 following annexation of the Folsom Plan Area.  At build-out (2030-2040) the Plan Area will include approximately 10,210 housing units, 3.5 million square feet of commercial development, and 13,210 new jobs.