In The Aftermath of Aerojet Job Loss Debacle, Region Business Announces Job Retention Initiative
April 14, 2017 | In the aftermath of this week's announcement that Aerojet would be relocating over 1,100 jobs from its Rancho...
“We respect the business decisions made by Aerojet and LLC and appreciate the investments they made in our community. But these decisions are powerful reminders that we as a community must refocus economic efforts onto retaining our existing employers.
When the announcements came, everybody asked the question “whose fault is it?” The answer is all of us. It exposed a significant gap in our economic development community because no organization is focused on championing business retention.
Today the Sacramento Region Business Association is announcing that we will broaden our mission from being a business advocacy association to taking on the task of business retention because no one is doing it, and someone needs to fill the void. Our track record of creating thousands of new jobs is clear. Now we will harness that same momentum towards saving the jobs we already have.”