Shasta

We’re here to empower your business

Our economic development corporation is dedicated to providing the support and resources necessary to help businesses in Shasta County thrive. We offer a range of programs and services, including access to funding, workforce development initiatives, and networking opportunities, all designed to help businesses grow and succeed in Shasta County.

Shasta County is right for many — Are we Right For You?

We’re proud to promote

The company we keep

Our value-producing industries

Our key industries have shaped this region’s economic landscape. Whether you’re looking to expand your business or start something new you’ll find opportunities to grow and thrive here. The industries below contribute significantly to our local economy by providing good-paying jobs and support for the overall health and well-being of our community.

Forestry & Wood Products

Shasta County, California is home to the highest number of forest product producers per capita in the state.

Manufacturing

With easy access to West Coast markets, an educated workforce, and low operating costs, Shasta County is an ideal location for manufacturing companies to expand.

Engineering & Design

Unlock growth and partnerships by working with our business-friendly city and county governments.

Healthcare

Benefit from the strong R&D infrastructure, low costs, and thriving ecosystem of medical professionals in Shasta County.

Compare the cost of living

Compare costs in Redding, CA to over 275 US cities.

We’re steps away from big destinations

Centrally located on Interstate 5, Shasta County can offer your business convenient freeway, rail, air, and sea access to deliver products worldwide.

Air
Sea
HIGHWAY

Shasta County’s strategic location – midway between San Diego and Seattle – makes it a highly efficient distribution point for products headed to all major markets on the West Coast.

  • Interstate 5 connects North and South.
  • State Highway 44 connects to Interstate 80 and Salt Lake City.
  • State Highway 299 provides access to the California coast.
RAIL
Discover the competitive advantage of Shasta County’s robust rail infrastructure. Our three carriers can strategically connect you to all major West Coast hubs and provide optimized distribution and transport.

FREIGHT SERVICE
Two Class I railroad companies: Union Pacific and BNSF Railway operate north-south freight service routes paralleling Interstate 5. East-west connection are made in Seattle, Portland, Oakland, and Los Angeles.

PASSENGER SERVICE
North-south passenger service is operated by Amtrak via their hub in Redding.

AIR

Redding Regional Airport is a full service airport providing commercial airline passenger service, rental cars, parking, and transportation services, as well as aviation related services and aircraft hangar facilities.

CARGO SERVICE
FedEx, UPS, USPS

PASSENGER SERVICE
Alaska Airlines, Avelo Airlines, United Airlines

SEA

Benefit from Shasta County’s advantageous proximity to three major West Coast shipping ports – all located within a 250-mile radius, providing convenient access to global trade routes and facilitating efficient shipping operations.

PORT OF OAKLAND
The principle ocean gateway for international containerized cargo shipments in Northern California. All shipping channels and 90% of berths at the Port are dredged to -50 feet, capable of accommodating vessels up to 18,000 TEU capacity.

PORT OF STOCKTON
A unique inland Port situated on the Delta of the San Joaquin River, the Port of Stockton offers world-class warehouse facilities, state of the art cargo handling, plus 400+ acres of land approved for new development for domestic and international distribution by ship, rail, or truck.

PORT OF SAN FRANCISCO
Known for its strategic location and efficient logistics. The port of San Francisco enables businesses in Shasta County to seamlessly connect with international markets and maximize their supply chain efficiencies.

The best small town in Northern California

“We always invite new businesses to come visit and find out what we’re about and that usually turns them. It’s a beautiful place.”

JANICE POWELL, MAYOR of CITY OF SHASTA LAKE

Redding is such a wonderful place for people to create new startups

“I stumbled into 3D concrete printing and saw that you could print a home with this giant robot, and my mind just kind of got blown. There have been lots of unexpected things along this journey, but knowing that families will have homes is the massive reward that makes it all worth it.”

MATTHEW GILE, FOUNDER of EMERGENT

This is a great place to do business and we wouldn't go anywhere else

“Our employees feel that they are a part of something important to the community, and when we give them a family-wage job they settle down and love it here. It’s been a great place for us to be based out of.”

DARYL MASS, CEO of MAAS ENERGY WORKS

I wouldn't be successful at this level if I hadn't started in Shasta County

“California is one of the largest economies in the world and there’s a ton of advantages to starting a business in Shasta County. The economics are fantastic, we have some really sharp talent, and we are in perfect striking distance to the bay area and the L.A. Basin.”

SEAN WEAVER, CEO of TECHNISOIL INDUSTRIAL

I believe we'll be the top family-dining brand in the country

“We’re growing nationwide. We’ve had people tell us we need to be in a bigger city, but this is where our heart, passion, and soul is. We’re going to be a big nationwide presence still headquartered here.”

BRUCE DEAN, CO-FOUNDER of BLACK BEAR DINER

It's beautiful the possibilities Redding offers small business owners

“It’s wild to think of where we’ve come from in the past 3 –4 years. Redding is in a really cool place. Every week new entrepreneurs, new businesses, and new creatives are popping up and it’s really beautiful to see.”

ELIZABETH WRIGHT, FOUNDER of THE MAKERY & ABODE

Available properties and shovel ready sites

STILLWATER BUSINESS PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
Redding, CA

STILLWATER BUSINESS PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
Redding, CA

STILLWATER BUSINESS PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
Redding, CA

STILLWATER BUSINESS PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
Redding, CA

SHASTA GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
City of Shasta Lake, CA

SHASTA GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
City of Shasta Lake, CA

SHASTA GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
City of Shasta Lake, CA

SHASTA GATEWAY INDUSTRIAL PARK
Shovel Ready Office & Industrial Sites
City of Shasta Lake, CA

PAUL BUNYAN INDUSTRIAL PARK
Large General Purpose Industrial Lot
Anderson, CA

PAUL BUNYAN INDUSTRIAL PARK
Large General Purpose Industrial Lot
Anderson, CA

PAUL BUNYAN INDUSTRIAL PARK
Large General Purpose Industrial Lot
Anderson, CA

PAUL BUNYAN INDUSTRIAL PARK
Large General Purpose Industrial Lot
Anderson, CA

3480 HARTNELL AVE
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

3480 HARTNELL AVE
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

3480 HARTNELL AVE
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

20020 VIKING WAY
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

20020 VIKING WAY
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

20020 VIKING WAY
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

20020 VIKING WAY
Commercial Land
Redding, CA

Shasta County News

Shasta EDC Welcomes New President/CEO

Shasta EDC Welcomes New President/CEO

The Economic Development Corporation of Shasta County (Shasta EDC) proudly announces the appointment of Rebecca L. Baer as its new President and Chief Executive Officer....