Business Development

In 2010, DSP launched a Retail Activation Program to improve the business climate and support economic development downtown. The program focuses on engaging property owners, brokers, and potential retailers to create an optimum retail mix in Downtown and Old Sacramento based on the Downtown Retail Activation Study.

The DSP Retail Recruitment Manager is the direct liaison for the business community and is on-call to help current and new businesses navigate their way to through city and county processes to ensure a profitable residency in Downtown Sacramento. Contact Valerie Mamone-Werder, DSP Business Recruiter at (916) 442-8575 or valerie(at) Our business services include:

Market Research

  • Pedestrian Survey
  • Annual Report
  • Development Database
  • Lease Rate Comparison
  • Retail Mix
  • Area Demographics

Business Retention

  • Business Owner Outreach
  • District Promotions
  • Parking Assistance
  • Outreach Support
  • Business Workshops
  • Specialist Referrals

Business Recruitment

  • Targeted Business Outreach
  • Space Referral
  • Lease Negotiations
  • Real Estate Database
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Navigate Permit Process

Business Owner Testimonials
“Valerie Mamone-Werder acted as our advocate with the City. She arranged meetings and ‘made things happen’ always acting in a professional manner that made all parties feel they were part of a team. We don’t think we would be opening our gift store in the downtown area without their assistance.”
~Roberta Witkin-Gould, Owner of Collected Works Gifts

“Thanks again for your incredible advice, contacts and ‘round-up’ skills…you are the best!”
~Lisa A. Paskaly, Owner of The Chef’s Olive Mix


Contact the DSF

Downtown Sacramento Partnership
980 9th Street, Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95814
P: (916) 442-8575
F (916) 442-2053
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