The Sacramento Regional Technology Alliance or SARTA, was created to spur growth and development of the tech economy in a nine-county area.
SARTA CEO Kirk Uhler said 2014 has been a good year for the technology sector in the region.
“We've had some tremendous innovations here, organically-grown in medical technology and agriculture technology as well as innovative applications in what we call our 'next' technology,” said Uhler.
Uhler said "next technology" is the "next best thing" in tech - new innovations of any kind.
Part of SARTA's mission is to woo current or start-up companies from Silicon Valley to the Sacramento region.
But also, to keep home-grown, start-ups from heading west to Silicon Valley.
"Our challenge here with SARTA is how do we create that culture here that allows them to take root here and grow here,” said Uhler."
Uhler said part of the pitch to keep developing Sacramento tech companies from leaving for Silicon Valley is the region's lower cost of living and doing business.