Why Woodland

The City of Woodland is focused on helping you, your family, and your business succeed. Our business-friendly local government, ideal location, and unique assets fuel a growing and thriving local economy built on small businesses.

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Vibrant & Historic Downtown

  • Woodland’s entire downtown strip is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Features amazing food, rich history, activities, a renovated movie theater complex, and frequent community events

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Strategic Location

  • 10 minutes to Sacramento International Airport 
  • Just over 1 hour to the San Francisco Bay Area 
  • 10 minutes to UC Davis, the the nation's leading agriculture university and a top ten public school

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Research & Technology Focus

  • The Lab@AgStart startup incubator hosts science-based agriculture, food, and health startups 
  • The proposed Woodland Research & Technology Park will be a technology hub intended to serve an array of research and technology companies interested in locating and growing near UC Davis and other research and technology institutions within the Sacramento region 

Capay Organic Farms carrot sortingRich Food & Agriculture Economy

  • 190+ food & agriculture businesses in Woodland 
  • Over 150 years of agricultural innovation
  • The Food Front economic development initiative

recycled water facilitySustainable Systems

  • Electricity: Valley Clean Energy Alliance provides commercial and residential customers in Woodland up to 100% renewable and carbon free electricity 
  • Water: Our unique water conservation practices have eliminated our reliance on groundwater – maintaining high water quality and low water costs for business and residents

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Local Talent

  • Home to Woodland Community College, 10 minutes to UC Davis, and 35 minutes to Sacramento State
  • More than 50% of the local labor force possesses bachelor’s degrees, well above the national average
  • #8 highest concentration of bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields among the largest 50 metro areas 

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The Food Front

The Food Front is the City of Woodland, California’s effort to unite the community and local companies in the shared goal of responsible and innovative food and agriculture for our region and the world.

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Woodland Is A Bee City USA

The City of Woodland recognizes the importance of pollinators in supplying our planet with food and is committed to upholding Bee City's vision as well as growing our thriving pollination and honey industries.

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Visit Woodland

The official guide to Woodland. Check out the Visit Woodland website to plan your visit with information on local festivals, events, dining and more.

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The Woodland Chamber aims to foster an economic climate in which business, industry, and agriculture flourish. The Chamber also provides Certificates of Origin for exporters.