Economic Development

Patterson is a fast-growing community, strategically located in the northwestern part of the San Joaquin Valley, near Interstate 5, and close to the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital of Sacramento. It is the myriad of recreational outdoor opportunities of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east.


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Patterson Resources for Businesses

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The city derives much of its economic vitality from agriculture, food processing, and distribution. It is also home to a rapidly expanding business park adjacent to Interstate 5. The city’s street layout, inspired by the great urban centers of Paris, France, and Washington, D.C., features a circular format in the central district surrounded by radiating spokes.

Patterson is also noted for its numerous trees, especially its palm-lined thoroughfares. In recognition of its agricultural heritage, the city is home to the Apricot Fiesta early each June.

Strategic Location for Business

Locating a business in Patterson places companies strategically located near several of California’s major markets and the Pacific Rim. The area is within 90 miles of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and California’s central coast.

Patterson is also about a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles. Two of California’s major north-south highways intersect the area: Interstate 5 and Highway 99. All of these advantages add up to equal an outstanding location for business.