World Food & Agriculture Innovation Zone
California’s Capital Region contains the World Food & Agriculture Innovation Zone, a discovery-to-distribution network in the heart of California’s Central Valley. The World Food & Agriculture Innovation Zone builds tech and biotech solutions that are used worldwide.
Education & Scientific Innovation
UC Davis is the #2 university in the world for agricultural studies. The City of Davis is #2 in the United States in educational attainment, second only to Palo Alto.
Farming & Cultivation
Yolo County has a gross agricultural value of $2.4 billion. Top commodities in Yolo County include processing tomatoes, almonds, walnuts, and grapes.
The City of Woodland has over 274 companies specializing in food manufacturing and processing, as well as multiple seed research companies. Woodland is the top producer of olive oil in the United States.
The World Food & Agriculture Innovation Zone is also one of the top locations in the world for developing and teaching food safety standards.
Food Packaging & Distribution
The City of West Sacramento provides food packaging and distribution to the World Food & Agriculture Innovation Zone. Anchored by the deep water Port of West Sacramento, West Sacramento is a global food industry hub. Multiple Asian food distributors are headquartered in the region. The Capital Region is a top supplier of rice to Asian markets, including India. In addition to deep water shipping, West Sacramento provides direct access to I-80 east and west, and I-5 north and south.