ADVANTAGES


Manteca has become a magnet for industrial and commercial activity.  The City is quickly being discovered by companies looking to relocate or expand their operations by taking advantage of lower operating costs, quality of life amenities, and ease of access to all modes of transportation.  Additionally, due to the expanding growth and close proximity of Manteca and San Joaquin County to the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, companies don't have to sacrifice their market positions when they relocate or expand in Manteca.  

Manteca's central and strategic location offers close and convenient access to Interstate 5, Highway 99, Highway 120, Stockton Airport, Port of Stockton, and industrial sites.

            
In addition to the large amount of land that is readily available for business development, the City of Manteca offers financial incentives to industrial and commercial development projects that create head-of-household jobs, high density of jobs, generation of local tax revenues, and/or superior quality of life amenities. Projects that create head-of-household jobs, high density of jobs, generation of local tax revenues, and/or superior quality of life amenities.  
                                       
Manteca's regional location allows it to attract a qualified workforce with diverse and varying levels of skills from high tech to semi-skilled and management, to professional occupations.  The workforce numbers over one-half million within a 30-minute drive of Manteca.  Results from the Altamont Pass Commuter Survey (October, 2000) indicate that 75% of the workforce commuting from the Central Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area originate from this same 30-minute area centered on Manteca, with 13% originating in Manteca.  About half of this workforce is commuting to the Silicon Valley for skilled to highly-skilled manufacturing and managerial jobs that offer attractive wages and salaries.

Manteca's high school test scores meet or exceed the California State average in reading, math, and language.  The Manteca Unified School District (K-12) has over 20 schools, including Manteca High, East Union High, Sierra High, and Weston Ranch High.  There are also numerous post-secondary education opportunities nearby, including the University of California Merced, University of the Pacific, Humphreys College and School of Law, California State University Stanislaus, Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, ITT Technical Institute, MTI Business College, National University, Phoenix University, Andon College and Chapman University.
 
 
 
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