Business Profile

San Joaquin County (70 miles East of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley) has seven cities and 753,769 people. Its diverse industry mix of agriculture, e-fulfillment centers, advanced manufacturing, data centers/call center and government/medical service centers has attracted companies like Applied Aerospace, Amazon, Tesla, Pacific Medical, Medline, FedEx, Trinchero-Sutter Home Winery and Crate & Barrel. Located less than 60 miles from the Port of Oakland, its transit modes include: The Port of Stockton, Union Pacific Railroad and BSNF Railway Intermodals, Stockton Metropolitan Airport with Prime Air/Allegiant Air, and a highway transportation system that links the county to major urban markets through Interstates 5, 205, 580, and State Route Highway 99.

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Top Private Employers

Company Name Number of Employees
St. Joseph's Medical Center 4,600
Amazon 3,000
Safeway 1,400
Dameron Hospital 1,200
Unilever Best Foods 100-1,100
Pacific Gas & Electric 1,100
Kaiser Permanente 1,065
Pacific Coast Producers 500-1,000
Blue Shield of California 900
University of the Pacific 500
United Grocers 700-800
Amazon 750
Cottage Bakery, Inc./Con Agra Foods 690
Food 4 Less 500-600

Top Real Estate Deals of 2019-20

  • Entekra- selected Modesto, CA to relocate their company which specializes in automated, off-site wood framing for home construction, is building a new 200,000-square-foot factory on East Whitmore Avenue along the city’s southern border. Once completed, the $35 million project will be the company’s corporate headquarters in addition to its largest manufacturing facility.
  • Dave & Busters- Dave & Busters will occupy approximately 40,000 plus square feet of former Sears store in Modesto’s Vintage Faire Mall.
  • Super Store Industries- Known for our expertise in the dairy industry and efficient warehousing and distribution, expanded recently in Turlock, CA hiring 120 new employees in one week.
  • Sovena USA - selects Modesto, CA for 246,000 SQFT edible oil processing facility. Expected to bring 20 new full time jobs to region.
  • Jatco – a plastic injection molding company moving to Modesto from Union City. 150 jobs. Moving into a 50,000 sf facility
  • Denham Plastics- opened a 200,000-sf plastic manufacturing with recycled materials in Turlock.
  • E&J Gallo Wines-Opened a 146,000sqft facility in Modesto. 600 Employees in marketing, creative services, finance and information technology have new offices.
  • Valley Milk- New powdered milk 100,000 sf facility will employ 55 people and open late 2017.
  • Dust Bowl Brewery- in Turlock added a new 30,000 square foot facility. 20 new employees.
  • US Cold Storage- US Cold Storage expanded in Turlock facility to 9.5 million cubic feet of cold storage. Long range expansion plans total 24 million sf of cold storage space.
  • W. Grainger, Inc- W.W. Grainger built their 820,000 sf, LEED Gold distribution facility at the Keystone West Business Park in Patterson creating 150+ new jobs.