Industry Sectors

Solano has a strong manufacturing base of Advanced Materials, Biotech, and Food & Beverage, accounting for about a $4 billion industry — roughly one-fifth of Solano’s total Gross Regional Product of $19.65 Billion (source: Economic Forensics and Analytics (EFA) and Bureau of Economic Analysis, 2016). Other highlights:

  • There are over 33,000 businesses and over 153,000 employed.
  • Healthcare and retail are the most dominant overall.
  • Healthcare is projected to continue growing, with only professional services outpacing it. Wholesale trade is also expected to grow significantly over the next five years.

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Industry Sectors
  Projected % Growth Businesses Employment Ann. Payroll Gross Regional Product
Healthcare 17.0% 4,179 22,300 $348.2 $1,800.0
Retail Trade 5.0% 987 18,236 $131.2 $942.4
Manufacturing 7.0% 251 11,481 $349.7 $5,600.0
Construction 9.0% 650 9,280 $164.6 $1,000.0
Wholesale Trade 13.0% 260 4,232 $72.2 $698.6
Transp Wrhs Util 3.0% 186 3,590 $36.4 $293.6
Finance & Insur 10.0% 344 3,468 $58.3 $677.9
Prof Services 20.0% 533 3,438 $50.7 $389.1
Agriculture -3.0% 144 1,458 $11.0 $106.1
Real Estate -2.0% 326 1,412 $13.8 $804.9
Info -2.0% 63 1,087 $14.8 $232.9
Source: ES-202; Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, Q1 2016, California EDD, LMID; Economic Forensics Analytics (Employment, Business, Annual Payroll; North Bay Industry Sector Rankings (by County) 2015, Projected Growth 2015-2020, Gross Regional Product 2015

Employment Size (2015)

 

 

Number of Businesses (2015)

Source: California EDD, LMID; Economic Forensics Analytics (Employment, Business, Annual Payroll; North Bay Industry Sector Rankings (by County) 2015

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), International Trade and Investment

Projected Growth (2015-2020)


Source: EDD, LMID; Economic Forensics Analytics, Projected Growth 2015-2020

Employment by Industry

Employment by Sector
Industry Sector, 2015 Annual Number of Establishments Number Employed
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing 248 1,876
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 44 289
Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation 1,401 4,000
Construction 2,423 10,644
Manufacturing 596 11,896
Wholesale 615 4,793
Retail 3,199 20,437
Transportation, Communications 1,337 4,596
Utilities 22 572
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 3,295 7,457
Business and Professional Services 6,263 14,804
Education and Health Care Services 7,184 27,188
Total All Private Sector* 32,645 130,011
Total Government and Nonprofit 487 23,635
TOTAL ALL INDUSTRIES (including non-payroll) 33,132 153,646
Source: ES 202/QCEW 2015 Annual and Census Bureau, Non-Employer Statistics, (www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/qcew/cew-select.asp), County Business Patterns by Employment Size Class, July 2016(*) Includes Non-classified Establishments

Establishments by Employment Size – Solano County

NAICS Description Total Establishments 1-4 5-9 10-19 20-49 50-99 100-249 250+
11 | Ag/For/Fish Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 14 12 1 1 0 0 0 0
21 | Mining/Oil/Gas Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 7 2 1 1 2 0 1 0
22 | Util Utilities 10 3 4 1 0 1 0 1
23 | Construction Construction 639 416 85 67 43 16 7 5
31 | Mfg Manufacturing 253 85 47 44 31 19 20 7
42 | Wholesale Wholesale trade 278 119 54 49 36 11 6 3
44 | Retail Retail trade 1,080 397 273 191 127 58 28 6
48 | Trans/Wrhse Transportation and warehousing 207 100 32 36 25 6 7 1
51 | Info Information 87 34 17 16 12 5 3 0
52 | Fin/Ins Finance and insurance 335 199 67 47 13 1 3 5
53 | R/E Real estate | Rental & leasing 365 259 72 24 9 1 0 0
54 | Prof/Sci/Tech Svc Professional, scientific, and technical services 536 357 91 56 25 5 2 0
55 | Mgt Management of companies and enterprises 34 14 1 12 2 2 3 0
56 | Waste Administrative, support and waste management 344 195 62 33 29 15 10 0
61 | Education Educational services 95 43 21 16 7 6 1 1
62 | Health Health care and social assistance 895 428 222 126 66 21 18 14
71 | Arts/Rec Arts, entertainment, and recreation 100 51 12 11 14 9 2 1
72 | Food Svc Accommodation and food services 735 211 136 166 182 35 5 0
81 | Other, not public admin Other services (except public administration) 708 433 163 71 33 7 1 0
99 | Ind not classified Industries not classified 23 21 2 0 0 0 0 0
  Total All Industries 6,745 3,379 1,363 968 656 218 117 31
  Distribution   50% 20% 14% 10% 3% 2% 0%

 Source:  County Business Patterns, 2014 data.