Solano is quickly emerging as a location of choice for industries seeking to scale outside of San Francisco, Oakland, and Silicon Valley while staying in proximity to Bay Area clients and vendors. Operating costs are 15-20% less, and industrial space is as much to 40% less, with plenty of space ready to go.
Currently, more people commute out of the county than in, meaning there is a built-in supply of labor ready to be tapped, as well as a large regional labor force in this Bay Area location.
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Based on our research, industry clusters to watch, due to their high location quotient and supply chain, include Advanced Manufacturing, Biotech & Biomedical, Food & Beverage, and Logistics. Another area to watch is defense related business, as Travis AFB is our largest single employer. Each cluster is profiled in Key Industries.
|Major Employers - Food & Beverage|
|Jelly Belly Candy Company||Candy Manufacturer|
|Mariani Packing Company||Crop Packaging Manufacturer|
|Superior Farms Company||Meat Packing Manufacturers|
|Guittard Chocolate||Chocolate Manufacturers|
|Valley Fine Food Inc.||Frozen Food Manufacturers|
|Major Employers - Manufacturing|
|Valero Refining Company – California||Petroleum Refinery|
|Meyer Cookware||Cookware Manufacturing|
|M & G DuraVent||Pellet Stove Manufacturing|
|UTC Aerospace Systems||Aerospace Components Manufacturing|
|Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.||Granite Products Manufacturing|
|Petrochem Insulation||Insulation Manufacturing|
|Major Employers – Life Sciences|
|Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Analytical Instruments Manufacturing|
|Novici Biotech||Pharmaceutical Manufacturing|
|Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.||Pharmaceutical Instruments Manufacturing|
|Muri Genics||Pharmaceutical Manufacturing|
|HemoStat Lab||Blood Products Production|
|Major Employers - Non-Traded Sector|
|Paradise Valley Estates||Senior Living Community|
|Travis Credit Union||Credit Union Services|