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Why Merced?

Location.
 
San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento are roughly 2 hours from Merced, and most of California and Oregon are within a 1-day drive.  Revise intro and snapshot. Incorp. commuter 

UC Merced.

 
This world class research university has racked up several patents and spent over $166M on studies related to bioscience, healthcare, and engineering since opening in 2004.

Industry.

FOOD PROCESSING, DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING. Surrounded by so much agricultural land, Merced has a proud history of welcoming food processors, packagers, and suppliers to major grocery and retail chains.  (I think she wants brief what the industries are). 4/3 I sent EM to AT asking if Key Industries could go here.. She said yes.

Downtown.

Driven by completion of UC Merced's Downtown Center and renovation of several historic buildings, Downtown Merced is experiencing a fresh wave of commercial activity.

High Speed Rail.

 
Collaboration between Silicon Valley and Central California business partners will accelerate upon completion of California's High Speed Railway. 

Development Opportunities.

Three location-ready industrial parks offer large sites, infrastructure, highway and rail access. City staff are dedicated to maintaining a strong business climate, from more efficient roadways to competitive policies
MOVED from orig. initiatives page. use it somewhere or save in case initiatives makes a comeback:

Actions speak louder than words. From successfully recruiting the newest California university to investing millions in infrastructure, the City of Merced has an eye to the future. These improvements help your business operate smoothly.  

WORKING SMARTER

As home to California's newest, and fastest growing, research university, Merced is experiencing an infusion of brainpower that will transform this Central California city.

WORKING HARDER

Merced's traditional, hardworking reputation in the food processing, distribution and manufacturing fields complements new opportunities for science, tech transfer and entrepreneurship via UC Merced.

VISIT

City of Merced

Office of Economic Development

678 W 18th St. Merced, CA 95340

City Site: www.cityofmerced.org

CALL

800-723-4788 Toll Free

209-385-6827 Phone

209-723-1780 Fax

CONTACT

Frank Quintero

Director of Economic Development

quinterof@cityofmerced.org

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