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Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI) Chooses the Sacramento Region for its New Campus

After one year of intense, collaborative work between the Sacramento Area Commerce & Trade Organization (SACTO) and other financial, real estate, regulatory and legal partners, Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (UTI), a trade school that specializes in auto technology, has signed a deal to open a 22.5 acre undergraduate campus with about 110,000 square feet of classroom and lab space in the Gateway West Section of North Natomas.

The project was highly competitive, with the Sacramento Region competing with other metropolitan areas inside and outside the state. UTI , a publicly-traded company out of Phoenix, is the second automotive repair school to come to the Sacramento area in the past year. The new campus in Sacramento will add to its eight existing campuses nationwide and plans to bring in 2,000 students and a full-time staff of 100. The company has long targeted Sacramento because of the area’s strong car dealer demand, as well as the growing need for auto technicians in the industry.

The UTI site will be home to a long-term lease – 50 years for a 22.5 acre campus that will accommodate about 2,000 students, many who will be moving to the area while they are in school.

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