The State Hornet

The World Cup does not help Brazil’s economy

Lillie Apostolos

June 26, 2014

As reported by U.S. News and World Report, Brazil has invested approximately $11.5 billion in hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup. In doing so, Brazil risked the social and economic well-being of many Brazilians for a potential short-term boon to their economy.While hundreds of millions of dollars were spent on each of the 12 stadiums, fans ar...

Sacramento State community partnerships power local, state economies as students benefit from experiences

State Hornet Staff

May 7, 2014

With annual spending exceeding $607 million annually, Sacramento State remains a major contributor to local and state revenue, with an impact of $1 billion on California’s economy.“Sac State has a tremendous reputation as well as presence in the community,” said Sanjay Varshney, dean of the College of...

Sacramento State entrepreneur program could benefit regional economy

Craig Sanders

February 27, 2014

With an economy still in recovery, Sacramento could receive financial relief from entrepreneur students who are being trained in creating their own small businesses.The Sacramento State business department offers a three course sequence in the entrepreneurship concentration that allows them a safe env...

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State Hornet Staff

February 11, 2014

It has been four or five years, give or take a few semesters, and it is finally time to graduate. Requirements are met, grades are decent enough and the eagerness to have that degree in hand is growing. So, now what? Too often are students graduating from college with little to no plans for the fu...

Raising CA minimum wage just makes economic sense

Jaime Carrillo

September 24, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to increase the minimum wage in California to $10 an hour by 2016 is long overdue, despite accusations of doing such a thing will be a “job killer.”On Sept. 15, Assembly Bill 10  swept through the Democrat-controlled California Senate and Assembly. Gov. Brown plans to s...

New downtown arena could spur economy

Josh Stanley

April 4, 2012

After winning the fight to keep the NBA’s Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, the real winner is the city itself. The new arena deal, which is going to cost $391 million, may sound pricey now, but it is projected to bring in more than $7 billion throughout the 30-year deal. The arena would be located o...

Sac State dean invited to discussion at White House

Camille Anglo

February 29, 2012

Sacramento State’s Dean of engineering and computer science Emir Macari visited the White House Feb. 8 and met with President Barack Obama to discuss the importance of engineering education to revitalize the economy. Macari, who is also a part of the executive board of the public policy committee of the American...

Sacramento region’s economy forecast looks optimistic

Brian Leu, equity trader at
CalPERS, addresses the audience during the economy forecast held at
Sac State.

Russell Preston

February 1, 2012

The seventh issue of the biannual Sacramento Business Review was released in front of a crowd of nearly 400 at Sacramento State's Alumni Center on Jan. 25 to discuss the Sacramento region's 2012 economic forecast. The forecast looked optimistic as the report showed the region's economy inching its way ...