is the proud home of several emerging technologies, renewable energy, food processing, agriculture, and manufacturing companies which include Foster Farms, Hilmar Cheese, E&J Gallo Winery, as well as Waymo,
who leases 100+ acres at the Mid-California International Trade District (MCITD) at Castle
to advance their self-driving vehicle technology. Merced County offers an innovative 2,000-acre multimodal industrial manufacturing and logistics hub designed to house about 8 million square feet of modern industrial development. With easy highway connectivity via State Route 99, Interstate 5, and Highway 152, as well as close proximity to major cargo airports, seaports and the nation’s two largest railroads, BNSF and Union Pacific, Merced County is well positioned to meet all logistic requirements throughout California and the Pacific Rim.