Manufacturing Production Hub
The District’s physical design is organized around the needs of key North American manufacturing and distribution supply chains and is engineered to be a seamless West Coast multimodal logistics setting. The project benefits from a highly competitive Merced County business setting, the advantages of low asset costs, easy access to all of California’s sizable consumption and production markets in an overall low-cost, business-friendly environment.
The size of the MCITD allows for distinct development areas with special attention to the needs and requirements of specific tenant-types. In the greenfield manufacturing and distribution zone, the develop offers large-scale sites that can range up to several hundred acres or more and accommodate projects over 1M square feet in development size. These sites will have direct access to road interchanges to the new Atwater-Merced Expressway, allowing for easy distribution and truck access to the high-speed road system via CA-99. This area is rail-served with a dedicated spur leading to the BNSF mainline at to the deep-water seaports in Los Angeles (Los Angeles and Long Beach) and Oakland.
Alternatively, the project offers smaller-footprint sites in its urban industrial zone, consistent with a high-design business park. This area caters to smaller-scale industrial and business park uses, with more limited demand for heavy truck movements. In this area, in additional to the Mid-California Conference Center, the project will have a business hotel and a range of retail and restaurant uses to support the workers on the site.
Additionally, the project will have an area dedicated to support air logistics-dependent users, with development sites near and adjacent to the Castle Airport runway system. These sites will be flexible in size and can offer direct access to the airfield, while also enjoying proximate access to rail and the high-speed roadway system.
Manufacturing and Distribution Markets
With California’s sizable supply chain presence in industries that are experience high growth and change, there are demonstrable market opportunities for extending investment in these sectors with a proximate, but lower-cost product outside of the major California metropolitan markets.
With its site-specific, cost and logistics advantages, the MCITD is ideally positioned to serve a range of technology-oriented manufacturing sectors including:
- Automotive/Auto Technologies
- Medical Products and Supplies
- Specialty Chemicals
- Industrial Machinery
- Commercial Space Systems
- Food Production
As a West Coast inland port with four-mode connectivity, the site is idea for big-box distribution investment supporting regional and national e-commerce operations, and regional and super-regional supply chains. With direct seaport access, good highway connections and an on-site tower-controlled long-runway airport, the site is ideal for flexible logistics support and for high-velocity supply chains.
Site Availability & Incentives
The MCITD is comprised of a range of opportunities for occupancy and development, including some existing buildings and a range of greenfield sites for new development. A full list of the existing building assets can be found here: MCITD Available Industrial Buildings.
Merced County and the State of California can offer a range of customized incentives for companies in key target sectors, including asset development support, labor force readiness and infrastructure. The County is also able to assist in supporting streamlined processes for regulatory approvals that may be required from other government bodies including the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. The Foreign-Trade Zones Board has designated the Airport and its hangers, warehouses, industrial buildings, and distribution facilities as Foreign-Trade Zone #226. Additionally, there may be incentives from the State of California and the County and our team will be pleased to explore these opportunities with you.
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