A national site selection company CEO says that despite California’s reputation as having a bad business climate, the state — and especially the Central Valley — is a great place to put a distribution center.
The Boyd Company released its study of the 25 cities its clients most commonly look at for warehousing and distribution. It calculated how much it would cost to run a 500,000-square-foot warehouse with 200 workers in each city and ranked them according to the cost of doing business.
Ten California cities, including Stockton and Tracy, were on the list. Tracy ranked 18th with $16.6 million in operating costs. Stockton was 19th with $16.7 million.
Apart from being less expensive than Chicago ($21.8 million) or Dallas ($17.6 million), California cities have other things going for them... Read More