State of Downtown

Downtown’s premier business event returns to the Hyatt Regency Downtown on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8-10 a.m.  This annual celebration of Sacramento’s thriving urban core highlights the projects and amenities recently completed, developments under construction and previews exciting new initiatives and projects coming to downtown Sacramento.

Produced by Downtown Sacramento Partnership, State of Downtown attracts an audience of nearly 1,000 business professionals and community leaders and includes an address by Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. This year, Dr. Drew Pinsky – known to television and radio audiences as Dr. Drew – will keynote and Hope Cooperative will be awarded the JVance Stewart Award for Community Service.

Registration is now closed. This event is sold out. To be added to the waitlist, email [email protected]

Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew Pinsky is a board-certified physician and an addiction medicine specialist and the former host of Dr. Drew Midday Live with Leeann Tweeden on KABC radio. A much sought after guest on the talk show and news circuits, Dr. Drew has evaluated the pathology of the increasingly growing homeless crisis across the state.

His work as a doctor of internal medicine/addiction specialist and broadcaster has imbued him with the rare ability to examine issues through the lenses of practical experience, scientific evidence and pragmatism. Highly educated and deeply passionate, Dr. Drew is uniquely qualified to offer perspectives on a wide range of topics.

Dr. Drew received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, where he remained for his residency. He then became Chief Resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Dr. Drew is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP).

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State of Downtown 2019 | Building Value Downtown 

On January 22, 2019, 900 local leaders gathered in the Hyatt Regency ballroom to celebrate all of the achievements made in downtown Sacramento last year and looking forward to all the exciting new projects on the horizon at the 21st Annual State of Downtown breakfast.

2018 was a remarkable year with the completion of key projects like Kaiser Permanente’s Downtown Commons Medical Offices and the opening of 43 new businesses that are changing the way people experience downtown. With more people living, shopping and coming downtown than ever before it is safe to say that our city has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.

If you weren’t able to attend, here are some of the highlights and announcements that were made:

  • Kaiser Permanente announced they finalized the purchase of 18 acres in the historic Sacramento Railyards where they will build a new state-of-the-art medical center.
  • Mayor Darrell Steinberg announced Ron Burkle has joined Sacramento Republic FC as lead investor which will strengthen the bid to bring a Major League Soccer team to Sacramento and hopes of a soccer stadium and entertainment district development within the Railyards.
  • The JVance Stewart Community Service Award was awarded in memoriam to Ali Youssefi for his commitment to making the city a better place for everyone and helping to shape our vibrant community.

Want to know more about the state of our downtown? Check it out!