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Food Processing in Merced

The success of food processors already located here, coupled with our location in California’s ag-rich Central Valley, is reason enough to start looking at Merced. But Merced stands out against other California locations in several ways:

  • Proximity to raw and primary processed goods

  • Access to key north-south and east-west routes

  • Research and testing facilities

  • Waste water capacity and cost savings

  • Competitive energy costs and high reliability

  • Rapid one-stop permitting

PROXIMITY TO RAW GOODS

Agriculture in Merced County

  • 6th largest ag county in U.S.

  • 5th largest ag county in state

  • Nearly $3 billion in annual production

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Top 5 Crops

  • Milk

  • Chickens

  • Almonds

  • Cattle & calves

  • Sweet potatoes

Food Processing Companies

Source:  National Center for Education Statistics, www.nces.ed.gov; individual institutions; Rand McNally www. maps.randmcnally.com (May 2017).

*Miles from City Hall (678 W 18th St).

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Technical Education in Agriculture

Merced College recently upgraded their labs with state-of-the-art equipment and hosted train the trainer sessions for regional high school instructors to develop career pathways to Agriculture Mechanics, Agri-Science, and Landscape Horticulture.

Source: Merced College Annual Report 2017.

Fresno Pacific University (Merced Campus)

www.fresno.edu/location/merced-campus

This private university based in Fresno (60 miles south) maintains a Merced Center geared toward working adults, with evening courses and options for accelerated bachelor’s degrees and graduate programs. Programs at the Merced Campus:

  • Early Childhood Development

  • Business Administration: Organizational Leadership Emphasis

  • Liberal Arts

Colleges & Universities within 1 Hour of Merced

Source:  National Center for Education Statistics, www.nces.ed.gov; individual institutions; Rand McNally www. maps.randmcnally.com (May 2017).

*Miles from City Hall (678 W 18th St).

SOURCES USED ON THIS PAGE:
  1. Merced College Profile, www.mccd.edu/about/profile.html, July 2017. (Number of programs)

  2. Merced College Annual Report, 2017. (Top degrees; technical education callout)

  3. Respective websites of listed institutions, July 2017.

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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