Business Overview

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.

Business Activity

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Business Activity - Employers Activities
New to the Area (in last 2 years)
Icon Aircraft, Vacaville, CA
Just Desserts, Fairfield, CA
Blue Apron, Fairfield, CA
Downsizing / Closure
Save Mart Distribution Center
Source: Solano EDC, August 2016

Leading Employers

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
EmployerIndustry Sector
Jelly Belly Candy CompanyCandy Manufacturer
Mariani Packing CompanyCrop Packaging Manufacturer
Superior Farms CompanyMeat Packing Manufacturers
Guittard ChocolateChocolate Manufacturers
Valley Fine Food Inc.Frozen Food Manufacturers


Major Employers - Manufacturing
EmployerIndustry Sector
Valero Refining Company – CaliforniaPetroleum Refinery
Meyer CookwareCookware Manufacturing
M & G DuraVentPellet Stove Manufacturing
UTC Aerospace SystemsAerospace Components Manufacturing
Dunlop Manufacturing, Inc.Granite Products Manufacturing
Petrochem InsulationInsulation Manufacturing


Major Employers – Life Sciences
EmployerIndustry Sector
GenentechPharmaceutical Manufacturing
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Analytical Instruments Manufacturing
Novici BiotechPharmaceutical Manufacturing
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.Pharmaceutical Instruments Manufacturing
Muri GenicsPharmaceutical Manufacturing
HemoStat LabBlood Products Production


Major Employers - Non-Traded Sector
EmployerIndustry Sector
Kaiser Permanente (Vallejo)Healthcare
Kaiser Permanente (Vacaville)Healthcare
NorthBay Healthcare System & VacaValley HospitalHealthcare
Sutter Fairfield Medical CampusHealthcare
Travis Credit UnionCredit Union Services
Touro UniversityEducation