(defined by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey).
(Photo Source: ELS Architecture and Urban Design)
Lathrop is one of Northern California’s fastest-growing most comprehensive Master Planned Communities, experiencing the region’s highest population growth rate. (Photo source: pns-locksmith.com)
Lodi is economically anchored in retail, health care, and hospitality. Agriculture also contributes to Lodi’s local economy, with grapes dominating. (Photo Source: felixwong.com)
Manteca attracts commercial and industrial businesses, and it’s an affordable place for commuters. Manteca has recently undergone economic revitalization efforts, making it one of the most successful economies within our region. (Photo source: LDA Architects and Designers)
Stockton is our region’s largest city. It has fourteen fully improved industrial and business parks, nine of which have rail access. Stockton also boasts the Port of Stockton, improving goods movement and providing the city core many jobs.
Escalon, a small community of less than 8,000, is known as the “Land of Peaches and Cream” and historically served as a “stepping stone” for the railroad. (Photo Source: City of Escalon)
Ripon, known as “the Jewel of the Valley”, is relatively small and local enough for residents to commute to other parts of our region or the Bay Area.
EmploymentSan Joaquin County employment is currently increasing. Before the recession, San Joaquin County’s employed population was slightly more than 250k people, but in 2016, the county surpassed pre-recession employed populations by more than 40k (see graph below).
UnemploymentAs this graph reveals, San Joaquin County is improving from high unemployment, and continues to decrease.
Employment is on the rise in San Joaquin County, according to Center for Business and Policy Research. They project that employment numbers will grow dramatically over the next 40+ years. Not only is employment going to grow in San Joaquin County, but the number of jobs in different fields are projected to grow as well. CBPR forecasts the highest growth in the government sector.