Kings County Spotlight
"From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 11.8% in Kings County, CA from 50,052 to 55,982. This change outpaced the national
growth rate of 7.8% by 4.0%."
Population (2018)
Jobs (2018)
Median Household Income
Kings County is home to major food processors, including Del Monte Foods, Leprino Foods, Marquez Brothers and OLAM Spices & Vegetable Ingredients. Naval Air Station Lemoore, home to the Navy’s newest strike fighter, the F-35C Lightning II, is located in Kings County. Recent arrivals include Faraday Future, the start-up ultra-luxury supercar manufacturer, and Kelly Slater Wave Co.’s Surf Ranch. Kings County is flanked by State Route 99 and Interstate 5, providing excellent logistical connections to California, the West Coast and the Pacific Rim.
Opportunity Zones are the newest tool in Economic Development - offering tax incentives for investments in targeted census tracts. Investments made through special funds in these zones are allowed to defer or eliminate capital gains taxes. Click below:
Workforce Incentives Businesses in Kings County can take advantage of the subsidized employment incentives offered by the Kings County Job Training Office. These incentives will reimburse a business for a qualifying new employee’s wages from 50-100% and for up to ten months. This incentive is intended to help defray the costs associated with training and equipping new employees. Click below:
Sites Available to Develop are the highlight of Kings County real estate inventory. Home to both national and international companies, three of the cities are sites for major industries like Del Monte, Fry's Electronics, Tessenderlo Kerley, Leprino
Foods, Camfil Inc., Marquez Bros. International, and many other large and small commercial and industrial enterprises. We encourage you to view the industrial and commercial property. Click below:
Kings County Business Assistance
A single call to the Kings EDC provides access to a variety of services at our one-stop business center. Our professional staff can help with location, incentive and financing assistance.
As a one-stop resource, our team can assist all businesses with:
  • Business financing
  • Workforce preparation resources
  • Identifying permit licensing agencies
  • Current economic, demographic and industry statistics, including community profiles and tax structures for cities within Kings County
  • Economic incentives (Local, State, and Federal)
  • Site selection
  • Personalized briefings
  • Coordination with ports, foreign trade zones, railroads and utility companies
  • Addressing industry specific issues
  • Human resource solutions
  • Labor market data, job training, and industry support resources
Contact Us Today!
Kings County Economic Development Corporation
120 North Irwin Street
Hanford, CA 93230
Phone: 559-852-4976

County Spotlight distributed by:
Jennifer Faughn
California Central Valley EDC