Business Profile

Stanislaus County is a highly integrated economic engine that is driven by agriculture, food processing, packaging, advanced manufacturing, emerging technology and logistics industries. It is home to E&J Gallo Winery, Bronco Winery, Del Monte, Frito Lay, Foster Farms, ConAgra, Blue Diamond Growers, Hilmar Cheese, Seneca Foods, Pacific Southwest Container, Stanislaus Food Products, Boyd Corporation, Bell-Carter Packaging, Plastipak, Georgia Pacific, Evergreen Packaging and many others. They are well connected to the Northern California region through State Route 99 and I-5, and the two largest Class 1 Railroads in the country, the Union Pacific and BNSF.

Top Employers

Company Name Number of Employees
Alpha Inc.  
Affinia Group  
Blue Diamond Growers  
Cal-Green Recycling  
Central Valley Specialty Hospital  
5.11 Tactical  
Burchell Nursery  
Blue Scope Steel, Butler Manufacturing  
Bronco Wine Company  
GreenEyes Manufacturing  
Covenant Village of Turlock  
Ball Metal Food Container  

Top Real Estate Deals of 2015-16

  • Flowers Bakery-made a $20million investment in a new facility with 225,000 SF and 221 Jobs.
  • Restoration Hardware- is under construction on a 1.5 million square foot facility that will serve northern and southern California including markets in Canada.
  • Hilmar Cheese- will build a $100 million powdered milk facility in Turlock.
  • Amazon Ecommerce Center will site within the West Ridge Business Park in western Stanislaus County by the second quarter of 2013. San Antonio-based USAA Real Estate Company announced that it is developing a 1.2 million-square-foot "fulfillment center" on 120 acres for the Seattle-based online shopping giant. 
  • Ring Container Technologies invested more than $5 million to open a 100,000-square-foot plastic manufacturing plant in southeast Modesto. The company employs 24 workers.
  • Blue Diamond -Blue Diamond, a provider of California almonds to the US and world, recently purchased 88 acres in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park, Turlock, for a large new/expansion facility. 
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc- W.W. Grainger recently built their 820,000 sf, LEED Gold distribution facility at the Keystone West Business Park in Patterson creating  150+ new jobs.
  • US Cold Storage- US Cold Storage is already expanding their new Turlock facility to 9.5 million cubic feet of cold storage. Long range expansion plans total 24 million sf of cold storage space.
  • Affinia expanded to a 400,000 sf facility at Keystone West Business Park, out-growing their former 100,000 sf distribution center.  Affinia added approximately 20 new jobs.
  • HealthSouth – Is building a new acute care hospital in Modesto. The company purchased 6 acres of land for the new development.
  • Central Valley Specialty Hospital – opened in downtown Modesto. They provide acute patient care. 150 new jobs.