Why Yuba City

Yuba City is a small metropolitan community well-positioned for national and global commerce. Positioned 45 miles north of California’s State Capitol in the ag-rich Central Valley, the Yuba-Sutter area is a cost effective alternative to larger cities.
Urban Fringe

For those wanting to get away — but not too far away — from the hectic chaos of urban living, Yuba City offers an active outdoor lifestyle less than an hour from a major center of commerce and culture. Within a 45-mile radius you will find:
• Sacramento International Airport
• Interstate highway hub
• Port of Sacramento
• Sutter Buttes, “The World’s Smallest Mountain Range”
• Pheasant, duck, and goose hunting
• River access for boating and fishing


Ag Hub
Ag-related businesses thrive on Yuba City’s long growing season, rich talent pool, and access to worldwide markets. For example, Stevia First Corp. recently located its headquarters and nursery here to take advantage of the expertise of surrounding agribusinesses and UC Davis, as well as the climate and fertile land.
• Roughly 14% of businesses and 19% of workforce engaged in agriculture (Yuba City MSA, third quarter 2010)
• Top crops: rice, plums, walnuts, peaches, tomatoes
• Over 165,000 acres of prime farmland in Sutter County; many more in the surrounding Central Valley
• Strong agricultural programs at UC Davis (53 miles) and CSU, Chico (45 miles)


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Community Investment

Yuba City makes the investments necessary to support a thriving business. Recent examples:
• Cal Trans improvements on State Highway 99 (N-S) and State Highway 20 (E-W)
• Redevelopment of Yuba City’s downtown Plumas Street into a destination shopping district, establishing Yuba City as a regional hub

Site Location and Business Assistance

Yuba City Economic Development Department is here to assist your business with finding a location. Contact Ashley at (530) 822-5195.