Business Sectors

Manufacturing that serves the region, nation and world

Modesto is home to the world’s largest winery franchise, E&J Gallo, and many other successful labels. Food processing is at home here, taking advantage of excellent utility services and a built-in ecosystem.  Major brands like Frito Lay and Del Monte are joined by excellent producers including Stanislaus Foods, Sciabica Olive Oil and many others.  


Modesto is becoming a recognized regional hub in healthcare, with multiple major medical centers and strong specialty providers.  New healthcare development opportunities are available in the Kiernan Business Park.


Modesto’s location and concentration of food and beverage processing supports a strong logistics and distribution sector with a specialty emphasis on cold chain business.

Retail, Dining and Hospitality

Gallo Center for the Arts at NightCentered around a vibrant walkable downtown, Modesto features innovation and excellence in culture and leisure experience.  From the world-class Gallo Center to the independent State Theatre and first-run theaters to fine and casual dining featuring the best produce in the world, there is always something fun to do in Modesto.  A growing arts and crafts community supports community events through the year.

Public Sector

Modesto is at the center of a healthy regional market for all types of business and personal professional services including legal, real estate, engineering, financial and wealth management, design and marketing and more.

Technology and Professional Services

Success stories including DataPath, Novo Technologies and Opportun are paving the way for more technology-based business.   Modesto has co-working and venture incubators to help nurture aspiring entrepreneurs.

Large Employers

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