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Downtown Stockton Welcomes Business, Residents, and Visitors
October 22, 2013
With more than 30 ethnic restaurants, an International Baccalaureate school, high performing charter schools, and a bustling ACE rail station, this downtown has close proximity to rail, freeways, and waterways, and is adjacent to the largest inland sea port on the west coast.
Housed within this downtown is an IMAX theater, outdoor waterfront event center, marina, h
istoric theatre, minor league ballpark, and an event arena that’s home to the Kelly Cup finalist Stockton Thunder professional hockey team.
Incentives are available for expanding office employers interested in locating in the Property Based Improvement District. Downtown Stockton also offers a Commercial Façade Loan Program and three micro loan programs. The City, County, economic development agencies and business association are working in concert to ensure the success of those that do business in this downtown community.
Retailers will find market opportunity here. Within a five-mile radius of the downtown resides a population of more than 260,000 with an average household income of $50,000. Large employers bring over 75,000 additional employees to downtown each day, swelling the population to more than 300,000. Only a short 10-minute drive takes visitors to Stockton Metropolitan Airport with passenger service to Las Vegas and Hawaii, and global air freight capabilities.