Why Choose Turlock?
The city of Turlock, located in the heart of the rich Central Valley, is a thriving community which is committed to smart growth and retaining an idyllic quality of life. Turlock features a wide array of important advantages for both prospective and current businesses. As the second largest city in Stanislaus County, Turlock has all the tools necessary to create and sustain a socially and economically positive quality of life.
Turlock is located in the beautiful surroundings of Stanislaus County. Turlock is adjacent to State Highway 99, and is also a short distance from Interstate Highway 5. Conveniently placed in the core of the Central Valley, Turlock is only a short drive from destinations such as Sacramento, the Bay Area, Fresno, and the Sierras.
Westside Industrial Specific Plan (WISP)
The WISP was adopted by the City Council in November of 2006. The WISP area is comprised of more than 2,600 acres annexed into the city and ready for development. The WISP area provides space for the growth of light and heavy industrial uses and is envisioned as a bridge from contemporary industry and agriculture to technology and product users. For more information, visit the WISP
Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers very competitive electricity rates for business and residential customers. For more information, visit the web site of Turlock Irrigation District
Enterprise Zone 40
California Enterprise Zones were established to stimulate economic development in certain areas of the State. Location in Enterprise Zone 40 affords businesses a number of beneficial tax credits, deductions and incentives that reduce the cost of hiring new employees and investing in equipment in the Stanislaus Enterprise Zone. For more information please visit Stanislaus Alliance
California State University, Stanislaus
serves Turlock and the greater Stanislaus County providing excellent educational opportunities as well as cultural and sporting activities. Most importantly the University produces an educated workforce for local businesses to select from.
Turlock has a very diverse labor pool. The levels of skill range from very high level university trained workers to low and moderate skilled level workers suitable for industrial and manufacturing related businesses.
Rail way access
A large portion of our industrial land has rail way access. Southern Pacific, Tidewater, S. Union Pacific, Santa Fe, and Rio Grande all serve our railways.
Streamlined Permitting Process
The City of Turlock is unique in that it has developed and implemented a streamlined permitting process. Permits materials are obtainable both online and centrally located at one location at City Hall in downtown Turlock. The permitting process is designed to make obtaining permits quick and easy with the best customer service possible. For more information, visit Development Services' Step by Step