Vacaville

Vacaville is rich in character and has worked hard to earn its reputation as a business-friendly, well-run community. The city has 5.7 million square feet of industrial, R&D and manufacturing space in three large business parks and over 1,000 acres of industrial vacant land.

Vacaville is home to companies such as Genentech, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Synder Filtration, Mariani Packing, ICON Aircraft and Simonton Windows. The city has a significant and growing employment base in the areas of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

We’re centrally located between the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento and can offer new, high-quality space at lower costs. Our location provides an enviable work-life balance between jobs, housing and recreational opportunities.

Quick Facts

  • City Population: 97,667
  • Median Household Income:  $74,207

Educational Attainment 

  • HS diploma: 24.6%
  • Some College or Associate: 40.9%
  • Bachelor's: 15.1%
  • Graduate or Professional: 7.4%
  • Median Housing Prices (2016): $389,400
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Known For

  • Nut Tree, California’s roadside attraction
  • Home of Genentech, world’s largest biotech manufacturing facility
  • Vacaville Premium Outlets, one of the largest outlet centers in California
  • Hiking and recreation activities at Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe Park
  • Vacaville does not mean “Cow Town” – although many people use that name
  • Fiesta Days is an annual celebration of western rodeo and Hispanic culture
  • Vacaville Museum highlight’s region’s history
  • Imagine That! A children’s interactive science museum recently opened.

Contact

Donald Burrus
Economic Development Manager
City of Vacaville
(707) 449-5165
www.cityofvacaville.com

Business Opportunities

East Main District – East Main District is a new mixed-use development in Downtown Vacaville. Housing, retail, restaurant, brewpub opportunities. 

Biotech Education – Construction of a biotechnology campus is taking place at the Solano Community College campus. The campus will train future biotech workers for the region and the world. 

Several Major Universities – UC Berkeley, UC Davis, Sacramento State, San Francisco State – and other colleges are within a short drive of Vacaville, providing a highly-educated workforce pool. 

Family Living – Moderately-priced homes and a unique location between major metropolitan areas make Vacaville an ideal place to raise a family. 

Land in Vacaville – Zoned for business ranges from $5 to $15 per square foot, with numerous parcels ranging up to 165 acres in size available. 

Selected Businesses

Company Product/Service
Genentech Biotech manufacturing
ICON Aircraft Advanced Manufacturing/Assembly
Johnson & Johnson/Jannsen Biotech manufacturing
Mariani  Food processing
Oxford Instruments Nanotechnology
Simonton Windows Manufacturing
Synder Filtration Logisitcs/Manufacturing
Valley Iron Inc. Manufacturing
Members of the Vacaville City Council – along with Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson

Members of the Vacaville City Council – along with Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson – unveil the plaque at the grand opening of Station 75.

A look at Town Square in Downtown Vacaville

A look at Town Square in Downtown Vacaville

Creekwalk

Creekwalk at night

A look at the crowd at the annual Merriment on Main celebration in downtown Vacaville

A look at the crowd at the annual Merriment on Main celebration in downtown Vacaville

a different angle of the holiday tree in Downtown Vacaville

A different angle of the holiday tree in Downtown Vacaville

local children enjoying a sunny day at the Walter Graham Aquatic Center in Vacaville.

Local children enjoying a sunny day at the Walter Graham Aquatic Center in Vacaville.

Members of the North Bay Division of the League of California Cities stand in front of an ICON A5 during a tour of the facility earlier this year.

Members of the North Bay Division of the League of California Cities stand in front of an ICON A5 during a tour of the facility earlier this year.

Members of the “we love our city” team help clean up a neighborhood by adding a fresh coat of paint to a fence.

Members of the “we love our city” team help clean up a neighborhood by adding a fresh coat of paint to a fence.

Hugz the Clown entertains at the annual Children’s Day at the Vacaville Museum.

Hugz the Clown entertains at the annual Children’s Day at the Vacaville Museum.

A pretzel vendor looks for customers in Town Square during Oktoberfest in Vacaville.

A pretzel vendor looks for customers in Town Square during Oktoberfest in Vacaville.