Benicia Named a Best Place to Start a Business in Northern California

Posted: 08/11/2015

Benicia was named one of the Best Places to Start a Business in Northern California! Coming in at #22 out of 177 cities, Benicia’s unemployment was listed as 5.2%, but is currently at 3.7%. Rankings were based on Business Climate and Local Economic Health. Nerdwallet listed three takeaways:

  • Large and small business perform well evidenced by the location of several Fortune 500 companies (Oracle, Google, Facebook, etc.) and the state network of Small Business Development Centers.
  • Bay Area is key as the economic epicenter.
  • Tourism matters, too. Technology drives Northern California’s economy, but tourism is important.’s assessment of Benicia’s favorable statistics has again highlighted why Benicia is a great place to live and work. Other lists include: 

Top Cities for Veterans in 2015, June 2015

Best School Districts for Your Buck in California, March 2015

Best Cities to Rent, Not Buy, in the San Francisco Bay Area, January 2015

Best Cities for Young Families in Northern California, October 2014

Most Innovative Local Government Initiatives in California, October 2014

Cities on the Rise in California-Full Ranking, May 2014