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The 2013 Placer County Economic and Demographic Profile is available online for anyone looking for facts and figures on a host of county-related topics, including demographics, the business climate, real estate market and quality of life.

The 163-page report was prepared for the Placer County Office of Economic Development by the Center for Strategic Economic Research, a consulting group affiliated with the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization.

“Each year, the Economic and Demographic Profile offers a wealth of information about why Placer County is such a desirable place to live, work and play,” said county Director of Economic Development David C. Snyder.

“It features information on many general-interest topics such as recreational activities, community events, places of historical interest and tourism resources while also providing updated statistics on topics such as the population of the county and its cities. The business community is going to find the 2013 profile particularly interesting, because it offers insight into where business-development opportunities are likely to be as the economy continues to regain momentum.” 

The report has chapters on demographics, education, the business climate, real estate, infrastructure and quality of life. In many cases, data is provided for Placer County and its incorporated communities along with comparable statistics from five and 10 years earlier and future projections. Comparisons to the Sacramento Region, Bay Area and California as a whole are made throughout the report.

The business-climate chapter provides an industry overview and covers such topics as the county’s major employers, companies that have located or expanded in Placer County since 2006, the labor force, wages, taxable sales and workforce training and development programs.

For additional information on the study, please contact the Office of Economic Development at 530-889-4016.