It’s difficult for a single media outlet to provide a steady stream of purely local Sacramento business news. In some cases a local business news site is a hybrid of local, national and international news.
For those who want to stay abreast of local business news, it’s worth bookmarking multiple sites.
Sacramento business news sites cover topics that range from major real estate deals to tech startups to breweries.
Here are six Sacramento business news sites to take a look at.
The Sacramento Business Journal
Most prolific local online news outlet is the Sacramento Business Journal. The site is part of The Business Journals, which is a division of American City Business Journals. ACBJ has a presence in 43 U.S. markets.
The Sacramento Business Journal gates some of its local business content behind a paywall. It leaves other content un-gated. The subscription cost for gated content is $117 per year.
Ed Goldman is a columnist for the Journal. He writes local flavored content. His content is all un-gated.
Crain’s is a large international media company that owns a number of brands, including Automotive News, Autoweek, Advertising Age, Modern Healthcare, Plastics News and Pensions & Investments.
Crain’s Sacramento seems to find some interesting local business news stories that other online media outlets don’t carry.
A feature that makes Crain’s stand out from the crowd is a series called IF I KNEW THEN… Business founders and cofounders, some of them local to Sacramento, are asked to describe an early business mistake and what lessons they learned from the mistake.
The company’s revenue model seems to be based on building its subscriber email list. Subscribing by email will stop the popups from popping up.
The Sacramento Bee
Founded in 1857, The Sacramento Bee is the flagship of the 30 daily and almost 50 non-daily newspapers owned by The McClatchy Company.
The Bee has a business category. For the most part, the business coverage is local to the Sacramento area.
The Bee’s business columnist is Cathie Anderson.
Sacramento Region Business Association
The Sacramento Region Business Association features a business news section. The news is curated from a number of sources, including the Sacramento Business Journal.
Sacramento Business Review
While not a news site per se, The Sacramento Business Review (SBR) provides an extensive analysis of emerging trends in the greater Sacramento area economy.
Those with an analytical mindset will appreciate the comprehensive and sophisticated analyses of the overall economy and the sub-categories of consumer sentiment, small business, real estate, banking & capital markets and human capital.
The SBR has created proprietary measures of Sacramento area economic health, including the SBR Index, the Small Business Confidence Index, the HR Barometer and the SBR/SAFE Credit Union Consumer Sentiment Survey.
CBS Sacramento is a Sacramento area TV news outlet that lists a business category on its website.
Part of CBS Local, Good Day Sacramento has a wealth of local business video content. There’s no explicit business category on the website, but a site search on “business” reveals many pages of business-related video segments below the Google search results.