Yuba City is the region's major business center. Agriculture, lumber and wood as well as fruit, nuts and vegetables food processing facilities are major elements of the local economy. Yuba City is home to Sunsweet Growers Incorporated, one of the world's largest dried fruit processing plants. Light manufacturing, healthcare and the nearby Beale Air Force Base are also significant factors for the economy. In addition, Yuba City has been included in Money Magazine's "Best Places to Live" list.
The primary sectors for jobs in Yuba City include healthcare, agriculture, education, accommodation and food services, finance, insurance and construction. About 23% of the workforce is employed in management, professional and related occupations.
Some of the most popular jobs in Yuba City filled by college graduates include, teachers, registered nurses, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, civil engineers, education administrators, social and human services assistants, medical and health services managers and management analysts.
The Yuba Sutter Enterprise Zone offers incentives such as employer hiring credits, business expenses deductions, sales and use tax credits, net operating loss carryover, state contract preference points, net interest deduction and employee credits. In addition, the Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation offers a variety of assistance to Yuba City businesses.
Noteworthy information about Yuba City: About 14% of the population over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher. The cost of living index in 2008 was 93.4. The national average is 100. In 2009, the average salary was $29,000.
A list of the major employers in Yuba City is shown below:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation CTR - Health Services
- Fremont Medical CTR - Hospitals
- Great Beginnings - Clinics
- Home Depot - Home Centers
- Landstar Ranger Inc - Trucking
- Larry Geweke Ford - Automobile parts & supplies - retail - new
- Legend Transportation - Transportation services
- Lowe's - Home Centers
- Ocean Spray Cranberries Distr - Distribution services
- Sam's Club - Wholesale clubs
- Sierra Central Credit Union - Credit Unions
- Siller Bros Aviation Div - Logging companies (MFRS)
- Sunsweet Growers - Food preparations NEC (MFRS)
- Sutter County Jail - Government
- Sutter County Public Administration - Government offices
- Sutter County Sheriff - Government
- Sutter North Surgery CTR - Hospitals
- Walmart Supercenter - Department stores
- Winco Foods - Grocers - Retail
- Yuba City Unified School Dist - Schools
Yuba City companies have access to business associations such as:
- Yuba Sutter Chamber of Commerce
- Yuba-Sutter Economic Development Corporation
- Yuba City Downtown Business
- Yuba Small Business Development Center
The Appeal-Democrat offers up-to-date information about the business activities in the Yuba City area.