Why Solano Means Business
Those who travel the I-80 corridor between Sacramento and San Francisco are already familiar with a few of our well-known icons — Jelly Belly, Nut Tree, Travis AFB, and Mare Island — but that's just scratching the surface. We have 7 cities, 6 highway corridors, and a $19.65B gross regional product. As the northeast county in the 9-county Bay Area, Solano is just far enough from the urban centers to offer companies a cost-effective location to scale their business while simultaneously providing quick access to major markets.
Solano is a key location to the Bay Area market – 30 miles to San Francisco, 63 to San Jose, 22 to Sacramento and only 15 miles to downtown Napa, with five waterfront cities. Learn more here.
The I-80 corridor plus five other corridors – I-680, I-780, I-505, SR-12, SR-37 operate within 25 miles of the Port of Oakland, commute via the Capitol Corridor Train to Sacramento and San Jose. Learn more here.
Select from over 21 industrial parks, 2.0 million sq ft of industrial, flex and warehouse space, and 1,016 acres ready to go – Tier 1 Sites and all competitively priced 35-45% less than Oakland/San Jose costs. Learn more here.
Career-minded colleges with specialized studies in bio-manufacturing, medical professions, and nautical engineering, plus close access to two top-rated research universities known for engineering, ag and food science, health, and the sciences. Learn more here.
Access a shared workforce of over 1.3 million within 40 miles. Over 107,000 talented Solano residents out-commute daily to jobs in San Francisco and East Bay — a ready workforce. Learn more here.
Highly productive young professionals are attracted Solano’s waterfront living, rural-urban mix, and lower housing costs. Learn more here.
Businesses in the food and beverage, biotech and biomedical, advanced materials and logistics industries are thriving in Solano County – Genentech, Jelly Belly, Anheuser-Busch, Caymus Winery, Just Desserts, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Flavor Insights, Thistle and Gotham Greens. Learn more here.
Commitment of the cities, county and the private sector to help existing business scale and to build a healthy economy for all – business first! Learn more here.