Community & Economic Development

The objective of our department staff is to ensure that new development achieves a balance between the economic, social, environmental and quality of life goals for the City of Modesto.

Department Publications

Economic Development OverviewCommunity and Economic Development Overview Brochure

Modesto is a great place to live, work and visit, and the business community is both vital and supportive.   Businesses that come here stay here and prosper in an excellent regional market.

Modesto's high quality of life, affordability, and "Magic 90 Minutes" location is a winning formula for a growing, diverse business community.

View Economic Overview Brochure (PDF)

Modesto Economic Indicators ReportEconomic Indicators Report (Click for PDF)

Modesto continues to experience steady economic growth creating both employment and development opportunities.

The Economic Indicators report summarizes key economic factors and conditions, including Employment; Retail, Commercial and Industrial Real Estate; Building Permit activity; Household Income and Housing markets; and Government performance.

View Economic Indicators Brochure (PDF)