Creating and supporting a thriving economy for businesses and the people who live here. It’s what we do in the City of Folsom. In partnership with the Folsom Economic Development Corporation, Choose Folsom, our city government is committed to supporting business growth and development by assisting new, expanding, and legacy businesses.

Our collective efforts have created a dynamic business community with a strong tech orientation across the full range from corporate partners to small business. Folsom is a perfect community for relocating start-up businesses looking for the ultimate balance in a city that facilitates work and play.

Sustaining a high quality of life drives us in everything we do. It has placed Folsom on many of the “best of” lists and makes our community attractive to new businesses and their employees, too. The City of Folsom and Choose Folsom team can expedite your exploration process and offer personalized service to find your best fit in the Folsom market. The City of Folsom welcomes businesses of all shapes and sizes to be part of our vibrant community. There’s room for you here, too.

Learn more about the Folsom difference and how we can help you.

Fast Facts

Folsom is home to a thriving population and a talented workforce. Here’s a snapshot of Folsom at a glance.

  • Population


  • Household Income

    Median Household Income

    Mean household income

  • Homeownership

    Owner-occupied housing rate 72%

  • Education

    92.5% High school graduate or higher

    50.1% Bachelor’s Degree or higher.

  • Gender Distribution

    48.9% Female
    51.1% Male

Services to Help Start or Expand Your Business

The City of Folsom is here to help your company succeed with business-friendly programs and services.

Full-Service City

Incorporated in 1946, the City of Folsom covers 30 square miles with a population of 82,303. Folsom is a business-friendly city government and a full-service city, with its own water, wastewater, and solid waste utilities, along with police, fire, public works, planning, and parks, recreation, and library services. We welcome your business and encourage you to explore the many benefits of starting and expanding your business in our community.

Convenient Location

Folsom’s strategic location is ideal for business and leisure. The city is located just east of Sacramento with access to two of California’s major transportation corridors, I-5 to the north and south and I-80 to the east and west. We’re just 10 minutes from Mather Jet Center, 20 miles to downtown Sacramento, and 40 minutes from the Sacramento International Airport. The Port of Sacramento is just 25 miles from Folsom. Sacramento Regional Transit light rail connects Folsom to Downtown Sacramento, with three stops in Folsom.

Distinctive By Nature

Folsom is home to 56+ miles of paved trails, 1,000+ acres of open space, two lakes and a river that provide a year-round mecca for recreational enthusiasts on land and water. Access to world class sports, recreation, and cultural venues – and less than one hour drive to Tahoe and wine country.

Amenities and Lifestyle

The City of Folsom is known for its high quality of life, with safe and well-maintained neighborhoods, varied recreational opportunities, nationally-ranked schools, beautiful parks and trails, and abundant shopping and dining experiences. Amenities include the Folsom Public Library, an aquatic center, sports complex, senior center, public art center and gallery, and the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.

Awards and Accolades

Named the best place in California to raise a family, Folsom consistently ranks at the top of the best communities in the state.

Prosperous Community

Folsom has been named California’s best place to raise a family by personal finance website WalletHub. With the highest median household income and lowest unemployment rate in the Sacramento Region, it’s easy to see why employees and their families put down roots here and take pride in their community. The city’s well-balanced mix of residential, commercial, service, and open space uses benefit residents, businesses, and visitors.

High quality family life and fun, education, health, safety, and affordability are reasons why Folsom ranks in the highest spots on lists of the best cities. Folsom residents enjoy many amenities – distinguished schools, lovely neighborhoods, beautiful parks and trails, abundant recreation, and great shopping and dining choices.

Top Employers and Workforce Segments

Folsom is home to major employers and dynamic workforce segments. As an emerging tech hub in Northern California, Folsom has the highest concentration of software jobs in the Sacramento Region.

Uniquely Positioned to Grow for the Future

There’s room to grow in the city’s new 3,500-acre Folsom Plan Area.  Folsom’s newest community was planned from the ground up over the past decade, designed to reflect prudent planning and high standards that are the hallmarks of Folsom today.

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