Benicia

Benicia is the ideal community where you and your business can call home! In Benicia you will find a deep-water port, a 3000-acre industrial park, and a historic downtown and waterfront that attracts tourists and residents alike. Benicia Industrial Park is a major economic powerhouse, yet residents also enjoy the small town advantages of excellent schools and safe neighborhoods.

  • Easy Access. Benicia is 40 minutes from San Francisco and 50 minutes from Sacramento, at the junction of I-680 and I-780. Port of Benicia handles bulk goods such as ag products and motor vehicles with UP rail service at the site.
  • Lower Costs. City fees, rent for commercial properties, and labor costs are lower than many Bay Area communities.
  • Business Support. The City’s Business Resources Incentive Program is one example of Benicia’s support and promotion of a positive business climate.
  • Safe. Benicia enjoys a consistently low crime rate.

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Quick Facts

  • City Population (Jan 2016): 27,501
  • Median Household Income (2014): $89,094

Educational Attainment

  • HS diploma: 15.9%
  • Some College or Associate: 38.6%
  • Bachelor's: 25.5%
  • Graduate or Professional: 15.5%
  • Median Housing Prices (2016): $563,600
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Known For

  • Port is a delivery hub for automobiles General Motors, Ford, Chrysler & Toyota
  • Walkable arts district with 100+ artists...Learn more here
  • Scenic waterfront promenade
  • Downtown is a California Main Street...Learn more here
  • California’s third Capitol building (1853-1854)
  • U.S. Army’s only Camel Corps (1863)

Contact

Mario Giuliani
Economic Development Manager
City of Benicia
(707) 746-4202
beniciabusiness.com

Business Opportunities

Benicia Industrial Park and Port – BIP is Solano County's largest industrial park, with over 3,000 acres of land, 7 million sq ft of buildings and 450 businesses. The park is located near the junction of I-680 and I-780, adjacent to the Port of Benicia, a 2,400 foot deep-water facility 24 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge. Learn more here

Commercial Area – Benicia’s four largest shopping centers range in size from 30,000 sq. ft. to 160,000 sq. ft. are They easily accessible from I-780 and serve residents and the region alike. Learn more here

Downtown Commercial – Benicia’s downtown, situated along the scenic Carquinez Straight, is a certified California Main Street District that caters to tourists as well as residents. The City invested in major improvements to preserve the area, and a Business Improvement District ensures that Downtown Benicia will continue to be a special place for restaurants and shopping that will delight tourists and residents alike. Learn more here

Selected Businesses

Company Product/Service
Valero Refining Co- California Oil Refinery
Dunlop Manufacturing Inc Manufacturer of electronic effects, picks, capos, slides, strings and other musical instrument accessories
Bio-Rad Laboratories Life science research & development and clinical diagnostics
Team Industrial Services Inc Industrial Pipeline Repair
Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc Beverage manufacturer and distribution
Pro-Form Laboratories Manufacturer of Nutritional and Dietary Supplements
Valley Fine Foods Pastas & gourmet food products
Central Coast Wine Co Wine and distilled alcoholic beverages
Rix Industries Manufacturing of Air/Gas Compressors
Benicia Fabrication & Machine Heavy fabrication and machine shop specializing in the repair, maintenance and new construction of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, and miscellaneous industrial equipment
1st Street Promenade

1st Street Promenade

Bio-Rad Benicia Campus

Bio-Rad Benicia Campus

Gallery 621

Gallery 621

Industrial Building

Industrial Building 

Benicia Industrial Park

Interstate 680 & Benicia Industrial Park

Interstate 680 & Benicia Industrial Park

State Capitol

State Capitol

Treasury Commons First St.

Treasury Commons First St.