Madera County Spotlight
"As of 2018 the region's population increased by 4.0% since 2013, growing by 6,105. Population is expected to increase by 3.2% between 2018 and 2023 to 163,005 "
Population (2018)
Jobs (2018)
Median Household Income
Madera County is located in the world’s most productive agriculture region. In 2017, the gross value of Madera County’s agriculture commodities was nearly $2 billion, making the County a natural choice for food processing and ag-related industries. Madera County is home to over 100 manufacturing companies with a high concentration of food manufacturing and packaging facilities. Major operations include: Gallo Winery, Ardagh Glass, Baltimore Aircoil, Certainteed Corp., JBT Food Tech, Evapco West, Warnock Foods, Azteca Milling, Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions and Georgia Pacific. Madera County is also a natural fit for distribution as the geographical center of California.
Madera County Incentives and Opportunity Zones are the newest tool in Economic Development - offering tax incentives for investments in targeted census tracts. Madera County considers incentives on a case-by-case basis while the cities of Madera and Chowchilla have specific programs.
Workforce Incentives
The Workforce Development Board of Madera County is focused on the economic health of our residents, businesses, and communities. Our investments in skills development and job training are flexible and responsive to the needs of business!
Shovel-Ready Sites and Spec Buildings If you are looking for a place to start, relocate or expand a business, look no further than Madera County, located in the center of California’s San Joaquin Valley. Thanks to affordable property values and available land many have picked Madera County as the Perfect Location!
Madera County Business Assistance
The Madera County EDC and the Workforce Development Board of Madera County work together to provide services to business.

Madera County EDC assists with business recruitment, expansion and retention with a particular focus on new job creation. We provide free and confidential assistance to businesses looking to expand or relocate to Madera County.

Please contact us if you need the following:
  • Business/Project Assistance
  • Business Advice
  • Business Incentive Information
  • Small Business Gap Financing
  • Industrial & Commercial Site Selection
  • Site Tours
  • Demographics
  • Quarterly Industrial Vacancy Reports
  • Information on Workforce Programs
  • General Information or Questions about Madera County
The Workforce Development Board of Madera County offers Business Specialists to businesses that serve as a connection between your business and partner organizations, at no cost. The Specialist will provide a variety of services, information and resources on topics such as:
  • Labor market information (LMI)
  • Benefits available
  • Human resource law information
  • ADA
  • Worker’s compensation 
Contact Us Today!
Madera County Economic
Development Commission
2425 West Cleveland Avenue,
Suite 101
Madera, CA 93637
Phone: 559-675-7768

County Spotlight distributed by:
Jennifer Faughn
California Central Valley EDC
Sponsored by:
Central California Workforce Collaborative (CCWC)
Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium