Local Economy and Job Security

Aggie Square construction

We prioritize local hiring, volunteering, purchasing, and investing to enhance the region’s economic health – providing opportunities for everyone from small businesses to construction contractors. Some examples:

Some examples of our efforts:

Aggie Square rendering

Spotlight: Aggie Square community benefits

The Aggie Square project will co-locate business partners and community-based programs with UC Davis innovation and research. UC Davis, developer Wexford Science and Technology, and the city of Sacramento have agreed on a Community Benefits Partnership Agreement for the project based on input from local residents.

The agreement directs $50 million toward affordable housing in the neighborhood, thousands of jobs in construction and in the completed project, improvements to the Broadway and Stockton Boulevard corridors, and annual funding for community projects. 


Spotlight: A regional economic powerhouse

According to an economic study, UC Davis Health expenditures create a total economic impact of $4.6 billion for the seven-county local region – an additional $1.08 for every dollar UC Davis Health spends.

UC Davis Health has more than 11,000 employees in the region, and economic activity generated indirectly and by their spending supports an additional 14,600 jobs.


Spotlight: Anchor Institution commitment

In 2020, UC Davis Health formally launched its Anchor Institution Mission (AIM) for Community Health. In partnership with the local community, UC Davis Health seeks to hire locally, volunteer locally, purchase locally, and invest locally.

More Believe in Better Highlights

Some recent examples of our ongoing efforts to advance health for all.

UC Davis Health recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equity Leader

UC Davis Medical Center has been re-designated as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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New leadership for cancer center’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

David Tom Cooke has been tapped to oversee the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility

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UC Davis Health ramps up work with small, diverse local businesses by 23%

As part of its Anchor Institution Mission, UC Davis Health has increased its local spending on small and diverse businesses by 23%.

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School of Medicine hosts Merced County teenagers and encourages them to become physicians

Nearly 20 high school students from Merced County visited the UC Davis School of Medicine to learn what it takes to become a doctor.

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