Salinas, CA


Salinas, CA

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City Description

The City of Salinas combines a history of industry and agriculture with proximity to Silicon Valley to form a location where technology and production meet. We combine a streamlined permitting process with a "can-do" attitude so that your business will get the support it needs to thrive here.

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Key Reasons for Investment

Salinas and the Salinas Valley are home to an over $8 billion agricultural industry. The Salinas Valley is among the leading producers of lettuce, strawberries, broccoli, artichokes, wine grapes, and other specialty crops in the country.  The mild climate allows outdoor work to proceed for longer parts of the year, facilitates transportation, and reduces heating and cooling costs.  As the largest City on California's Central Coast, Salinas is a regional hub of shipping and production, with easy access to the Bay Area and Southern California markets and beyond through direct freeway and rail access. Although agriculture forms the economic base, more than 100 manufacturing firms call Salinas home.  It is also the County Seat of Monterey County, with over 2,000 County employees working ins Salinas. Demographics Population: 150,000 Top Employers: Fresh Express, Taylor Farms, Tanimura & Antle, and D’Arrigo Bros Sales Tax: 7.75% Unemployment rate: 11.1% Median Income: $50,587

Current and Future Development

Taylor Farms new 5-story headquarters building in Downtown Salinas CSU Monterey Bay to open satellite campus in Downtown Salinas Recently completed Economic Development Element to guide growth and redevelopment over next 30 years.


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This District represents the heart of industry in Salinas, with a number of major agricultural firms, including Taylor Farms, Mann Packin... More

The City of Salinas has over 1,000 acres of land devoted to agricultural processing and/or general/heavy industrial use.  To accommodate ... More


Carr Lake is a large area in the geographic center of the City of Salinas. Because of its low elevation, it is presently used as farmland.

The District represents three parcels of land: a parcel located along East Alisal Street with an existing USDA research station; an appro... More

This is an existing Industrial Area within the City of Salinas, about 100 acres in size. It offers a mixture of existing buildings as we... More


One of the most underutilized districts in the City, this area is centrally located adjacent to the Downtown core, with easy access to US... More

Once a part of US 101 and occupied by auto dealers, the Abbott Street Cooridor between East Alisal Street and North Sanborn Road is trans... More


This portion of the City is located between Downtown Salinas and the Alisal, two of the City's most walkable commercial areas. It presen... More



North Main Street is an immensely diverse region, with strong growth and revenue potential. It is also a key component in the redevelopme... More