Solano is perfectly positioned for goods movement with 6 highway corridors, including I-80, and access to ports in Benicia, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco and West Sacramento. We’re within a 50-mile radius of Bay Area and Sacramento markets, and just a bit farther from Silicon Valley. Napa Valley in the next county, and surrounding farmlands, create a heavy demand for food and beverage transport.

Overview of Logistics in Solano County

2016 Avg. Annual Wages 2016 Avg. Annual Empl 2016 # Businesses 2016 Location Quotient* Regional Gross Product (Output)
$66,638 2,631 73 2.12 $1.47 Billion
* Location quotient (LQ) is a way of quantifying how concentrated a particular industry, cluster, occupation, or demographic group is in a region as compared to the nation. An LQ higher than 1.0 means the region has higher-than-average concentrations of those industry assets.
Source: Quarterly Census of Employment & Wages, Economic Forensics & Analytics, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Logistics Assets, Resources and Industry Groups

These assets are most directly related to Advanced Manufacturing. The broader directory in Resources, highlights resources the benefit a broader spectrum of businesses, including logistics companies. Additional information about ports, railroads, and distance to markets is included in Transportation.


More details in Business & Industry Groups.

Bay Area Center for International Trade Development

Bay Area CITD assists businesses in expanding globally and manages the one of the largest state-based export promotion efforts in the United States. Learn more here.

California Transportation Department

CalTrans oversees the state’s roadways and provides traffic data and information on traffic conditions. Learn more here.

California International Business Association

International business directory for international trade opportunities with California. Learn more here.

Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)

Assists small to medium size companies in developing markets abroad for their products and services. California’s Business Portal provides access to information on international trade and investment. GO-Biz also conducts several trade missions each year in support of California Business. Learn more here.

Solano Transportation Authority

Coordinates roadways and public transit in Solano County. Learn more here.

Education and Research

More details in Higher Education.

CSU Maritime Academy

Bachelor of Science degrees in International Business and Logistics, Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs. Learn more here.

Tax Credits, Financing & Incentives

More details in Incentives.

California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority

Manufacturers that promote alternative energy and advanced transportation may be eligible to receive a sales tax exclusion on equipment purchases and qualifying activities. Learn more here.

Workforce for Logistics

Here is a selection of wages related to Logistics. See a more comprehensive list in Labor Force.

Selected Wage Comparison by Occupation
OCCUPATIONS Solano Co Alameda Co Napa Co Sacramento Co San Francisco Co
Wages by Percentile 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75% 25% 75%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, $15.66 $28.95 $20.09 $37.41 $18.18 $19.69 $10.99 $21.53 $12.77 $24.44
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machinery $18.55 $37.68 $23.39 $39.51 $18.98 $31.11 $21.07 $35.87 $24.61 $40.68
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand $10.30 $16.47 $11.16 $19.45 $10.74 $16.63 $10.10 $17.40 $11.84 $17.36
All Other Transportation and Material Moving Occupations $9.47 $11.91 $9.57 $13.22 $9.82 $13.60 $9.62 $17.03 $10.25 $14.89
Office and Administrative Support Occupations
Customer Service Representatives $15.81 $23.37 $16.54 $25.76 $13.99 $23.48 $13.67 $23.21 $17.63 $29.04
Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks $17.25 $31.23 $21.34 $31.75 $20.25 $29.54 $18.53 $28.53 $23.12 $35.54
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks $13.32 $24.84 $13.78 $21.35 $16.38 $22.97 $11.82 $18.88 $15.37 $23.11
Source: State of California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division (www.labormarketinfo.edd.ca.gov/) Employment and Wages Occupations, 1st Quarter 2016 data, July 2016. 1Standard Occupational Code