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Solano County, California
Looking for a wonderful place to grow your business and family? Companies from throughout the world and Bay Area are relocating and growing within Solano County communities and with good reason. A diverse and thriving economy anchored by food, beverage and consumer products such as Jelly Belly's, Budweiser and Clorox while making room for biotechnology and medical device firms including Genentech, Novartis, Alza and Bio-Rad. The following publications were developed to provide information on the wide range of services provided by County departments. These special reports provide interesting and relevant statistical/demographic information for individuals and businesses interested in learning more about opportunities in Solano County.


City of Benicia
At the junction of Interstate highways 680 and 80, Benicia has access to Bay Area markets by land, sea, air and rail. Located on the north shore of the Carquinez Strait, Benicia is ideal for virtually any business. The city features competitive costs, a central location with immediate access to East Bay communities, a highly educated workforce, excellent schools and a low crime rate.


City of Dixon

A growing list of corporate citizens has discovered the family friendly and affordable community of Dixon. The city offers abundant available land, outstanding public facilities and a well planned infrastructure that accommodates both residential and commercial grown projections. Dixon is on I-80, close to both Sacramento and Bay area regions. A perfect place for a startup company or an expanding company.


City of Fairfield
Solano County's sweet spot for candy and food processing and Class A office parks in Fairfield. Ten new business parks are ready for immediate development for corporate headquarters, office or manufacturing operations, with fast track permit processing. Jelly Belly, Anheuser-Bush and Guittard Chocolate are just three major corporations who have key operations in Fairfield. Housing ranges from family neighborhoods to executive golf course communities.


City of Rio Vista
Five corporate worldwide headquarters are in Rio Vista. The community features abundant outdoor recreation in a quiet, rural atmosphere. There are plenty of opportunities for business growth and Rio Vista. It is convenient to nearby population hubs and is the gateway to the San Francisco Bay-Delta area. Small town charm gives Rio Vista a big future.


Suisun City
Modern waterfront amenities make Suisun City a unique community. Founded as a regional port, Suisun City today embodies the entrepreneurial spirit that links yesterday's charm with today's life and work energies. The family-friendly community pursues strong economic opportunities that make Suisun City's a community of great potential.


City of Vacaville
Vacaville is in the midst of a multi-billion expansion along the I-80 corridor. The economic vitality of Vacaville is showing brightly in the redevelopment of downtown Vacaville including a new library, restaurants, and coffee shops. With the renewed Nut Tree's grand opening, Genentech's and Novartis major biotechnology expansions and the new Kaiser Permanente Regional Medical Center are leading the way to solid job growth. The City has diligently worked to assure infrastructure will be able accommodate the needs of business, while at the same time protecting its strong family environment that has made the community unique.


City of Vallejo
A breathtaking waterfront setting makes Vallejo an excellent and diverse choice for industrial, commercial and residential development. Home to the historic naval shipyard Mare Island, the community boasts a strong economy, affordable housing and a prime location on the Bay. Vallejo is well connected to the region via highways; high speed BayLink ferry service to downtown San Francisco, rail and bus linked to BART, and is an easy commute to major employment centers the Bay Area.


Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, incorporated in California in 1905, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Headquartered in San Francisco, the company is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation.

There are approximately 20,000 employees who carry out Pacific Gas and Electric Company's primary business-the transmission and delivery of energy. The company provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million people throughout a 70,000-square-mile service area in northern and central California.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and other utilities in the state are regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. The CPUC was created by the state Legislature in 1911.


Solano Transportation Authority
The Solano Transportation Authority (STA) coordinates countywide transportation programs and delivers projects under a joint powers agreement between the cities and the county. It develops transportation plans, operates elderly and handicapped paratransit services, operates Solano Napa commuter information and allocates various state, regional and federal transportation funds. The STA is governed by a board composed of a representative from the county board of supervisors and the mayor from each of the seven cities within the county. The Board meets monthly in Suisun City.


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