Modesto is a prime location for business, from the burgeoning downtown to the business and industrial parks.
Downtown founded in 1870 and incorporated in 1884 is an organic, historic and pedestrian friendly environment that is fast becoming home to a multitude of fresh dining options, as well as the award winning Gallo Center for the Arts. Close to historic residential neighborhoods, the farmers market, and a number of parks, it is an ideal location for professional businesses, unique retail, restaurants and tasting rooms. The county/city hall and state and federal courthouses are also located downtown, making it the center for government. Modspace, a tech incubator, provides opportunity for burgeoning tech companies, while more established tech companies, like Data Path, also make downtown home.
Kiernan Business Park is a mixed-use development area proposed for commercial, office and residential uses. Kaiser Permanente chose this area for its medical facility campus, and other health care uses such as a rehabilitation center are also moving into this area, which is close to Route 99, high end housing and Vintage Faire, the regional shopping center.
Beard Industrial Park’s over 2,000 acres includes several Fortune 500 companies (many in food related industries), which employ thousands of area residents. The Modesto and Empire Traction Company offers rail access to both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe lines, which with over 30 warehouses and more than 300 acres available for development make this a great industrial and commercial location.
Crows Landing Road located in South Modesto is a prime location for businesses seeking an ethnically diverse workforce. The South Modesto Businesses United non-profit organization has brought much of the local and Mexican business community together to make this a quality business area for family businesses.
Tivoli and Village One are both planned residential areas on the Northeast of Modesto with commercial opportunities. Organized with financing districts, these areas allow for enhanced infrastructure, landscaping and amenities for residents. Residential development opportunities are available, along with several commercial shopping center/office opportunities.