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 tech transfer and entrepreneurship via UC Merced.
CITY INITIATIVES. Paving the way, both literally and figuratively, is the City itself. From more efficient roadways to competitive policies, City staff are dedicated to maintaining a strong business climate. READ MORE...
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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.
DISCOVERING NEW OPPORTUNITIES
World Class Research University
UC MERCED. California's renowned UC system attracts the brightest undergraduates through doctoral candidates. UC Merced will reach 10,000 enrollment by 2020. Since opening in 2004, this research-oriented school has racked up several patents and spent over $166M on research related to bioscience, healthcare, and engineering. READ MORE...
BUILDING ON OUR STRENGTHS
Large industrial sites & proven industries
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. Three location-ready industrial parks offer large sites, infrastructure, highway and rail access. READ MORE...
GETTING THERE FASTER
Close to San Francisco Bay Area & Sacramento
MARKETS & ACCESS. California and Oregon's major markets are within a 1-day drive. San Francisco, Silicon Valley and Sacramento are roughly 2 hours from Merced. Coming soon: high speed rail. READ MORE...
CAPTURING UNTAPPED MARKETS
Yosemite & Highway 99
TRAVEL & TOURISM. Outdoor recreation is a big draw for residents and travelers alike, highlighted by the Gateway to Yosemite on Highway 140, ag-tourism, and historic Gold Country. Highway 99 is a major commercial thoroughfare between Southern and Northern California. READ MORE...