Industry Overview- Advanced Manufacturing
As more companies move inland, technology integration is trending in Central California. From surfing to self-driving vehicles, the wave of technology has hit the valley. Companies like Waymo and Tesla are using Career Technical Education programs to find and train employees. Katerra technology optimized manufacturing plant has found a home along with mega-food packaging and glass plants like Verallia Glass and Pacific Coast Producers.
Manufacturing is one of the cornerstones of the Central California economy. Studies have shown a growing number of companies are moving inland, to the areas of the Central California region, from the Southern California and Bay areas rather than moving out of state.