Business Profile

Tulare County is a leader in agricultural production in the U.S. with annual values of over $7B and exports to more than 89 countries.  As the largest dairy production region in the nation we supply milk to make “Real California Cheese” along with other valued products sold throughout the world. We are home to major manufacturing/food companies, including BlueScope Buildings N.A., Jostens, Voltage Multipliers, International Paper, Sonoco, Green Power Bus, Land O’Lakes, Saputo Cheese, Kraft Foods, Nestles’, Ruiz Foods, and AFPLLC.  The county is recognized as a distribution/logistics hub for Fortune 500 companies serving California and the Western U.S.,including Best Buy, WalMart, JoAnn Stores, VWR, VF Corp., Merck, Patterson Logistics and U.S. Cold Storage. Centrally located we provide access to over 95 million customers with overnight shipping through UPS, FedEx, DHL, GSO and OnTrac.

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Top Employers

Company Name Number of Employees
Kaweah Delta Health Care 2,000
Sierra View District Hospital 1,800
Walmart Distribution 1,692
College of the Sequoias 1,160
Jostens 720
Cigna Health Care 700
Monrovia Nursery 600
VF Outdoor Inc. 400
Blue Scope Steel, Butler Manufacturing 300
NDS Inc 300
International Paper 300
Best Buy West Coast DC 260
Beckman Coulter, Inc. 230
Kawneer 200

Top Real Estate Deals of 2018-19

  • United Parcel Service (UPS) is currently under construction to build a new 425,000 square foot Central Valley regional hub in Visalia in the Central California Logistics Center.
  • Hilti Inc. a power toolmaker has completed their expansion into a new 166,000 square foot warehouse in Visalia.
  • MilliporeSigma, a subsidiary of Merck, is under construction to occupy a 120,000 square foot distribution and research facility in Visalia. The new facility is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
  • Calgren Dairy Fuels, LLC dairy digester pipeline cluster, the first of its kind in California, will collect biogas from anaerobic digesters to produce pipeline-quality renewable natural gas. This marks the first time carbon-negative renewable natural gas produced from cow manure will be injected directly into SoCalGas’ natural gas system.
  • Sequoia Gateway Commerce Center has approval to develop on nearly 127 acres adjacent to Highway 99 on the edge of southwest Visalia. The first phase will include a 60,000 sf Valley Children’s Medical Group Specialty Care Center.
  • com a distributor of all varieties of candy leased a 40,000 sf building in MidState 99 Distribution Center, Visalia, CA as their company’s west coast fulfillment center.
  • Hydrite Chemical Co. completed their $16.1 expansion /capital improvement project with a new warehouse that will be used to store finished goods and raw materials for the food ingredient/processing and agriculture industries.
  • Brandman University to build a new, 7,071-square-foot building for classrooms and administrative space near the Square at Plaza Drive, within the Plaza Business Park.