Economic Development Strategic Plan & Goals

The City of Woodland’s Economic Development Strategic Plan focuses on the long-term goals of enhancing the quality of the local economic base, improving community "infrastructure" for economic development, promoting Woodland with a positive image, and developing leadership and cooperation for local economic development.

Next Economy is a business-led, volunteer-driven regional endeavor that strives to move a $97 billion annual economy that has suffered economic hardship and a lagging recovery into one that is diversified, robust and sustainable. Recognizing that competition in today’s global economy increasingly occurs at the regional level, and that the region’s economic advantages are narrowing under dated models, business leadership from the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sacramento, and Valley Vision launched Next Economy as a collective response. This initiative uncovers competitive strengths and maps out a set of interlocking strategies that can accelerate job and wealth creation and boost new investment across the Capital Region. Valley Vision has continued the work of Next Economy in partnership with organizations throughout the area to earn an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) (PDF) designation through the recently created AgPlus - a food and beverage manufacturing partnership reaching from north of Woodland, down through the central valley.

Woodland is home to a diverse workforce, blooming economy and the space, resources and support you need in order to grow your business. In order to accomplish its goals, the City works closely with the Woodland Chamber of Commerce which provides valuable services for its members and for the community as a whole.

Current Economic Development Initiatives

Stimulate Job & New Business Growth Focused on Food & Agriculture 

Agricultural food on conveyer belt

The Food Front is dedicated to keeping Woodland at the forefront of food and agricultural responsibility by cultivating existing relationships and warmly welcoming new ones.

Advance Downtown as a Cultural, Entertainment and Innovation District

movie theater

The historic State Theatre is a fully-renovated ten screen multiplex that symbolizes the the revitalization of Downtown. Additionally, events like the 40,000-attendee California Honey Festival represent the blossoming economic and cultural center that Historic Downtown Woodland has become for our community and the entire region.