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Economic development is cause for celebrating partners in Tracy

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5 May 2023


If it takes a village to raise a child, what is necessary to develop economic prosperity and growth in a city? For Tracy, CA, the answer is a collaborative effort between city, county and community organizations, each offering expertise to better the whole community.

This May is the perfect time to recognize the efforts of the organizations that work together to ensure an eye on dynamic economic growth and prosperous quality of life for Tracy’s entire residential and businesses.

Celebration of economic development 

May 8 to 12 is the International Economic Development Council's annual National Economic Development Week, an effort to recognize the critical support structure and guidance organizations deliver for their communities across the country. The week is an opportune time to reflect on the importance of local economic development efforts to build a vibrant and sustainable society.

National Economic Development Week is a chance to recognize economic developers, the local leaders and organizations who work tirelessly to recruit investors, develop businesses, create jobs, enhance the tax base and ultimately improve the quality of life of their communities.

Collaboration for Tracy

The fact that Tracy is a fantastic place to live, work, play, and do business results from a dynamic collaboration of several entities dedicated to the area’s economic development. Five unique entities work together to ensure growth opportunities and prosperous quality of life are achievable by all.

The City of Tracy is committed to growing businesses and creating new jobs to support the local economy and quality of life. The City’s Economic Development team has many resources to tap to make doing business in Tracy easier, from referrals to State and Federal incentives, grants and financing to local workforce education and training. The City also maintains a database of available properties while working to ensure a smooth and efficient license and permit process.

The Tracy City Center Association is a 501(c)(3) Community Benefit District officially formed in December 2009, focusing on revitalizing the city center core of Central Avenue and cross streets. It seeks to facilitate public and private investment and quality improvements within its boundaries and downtown Tracy. It administers events, promotions, and marketing activities to increase the economic well-being of residents, employees, businesses and property owners downtown. 

While the Tracy Chamber of Commerce brings the robust networking seen at the most productive chambers across the nation, it adds several other initiatives targeting methods to help businesses thrive in Tracy. Chamber Ambassadors, Young Professionals and the Hire Me First Youth Internship program all promote different groups of talented local individuals, placing them in front of area employers. Career Connections is an online posting for employers to list their opportunities and for candidates to apply directly.

The San Joaquin Partnership is a private, non-profit economic development corporation focused on business attraction, retention and expansion in San Joaquin County, including Tracy. Its experts assist all levels of business interests, from startups to international corporations. Its most recent projects in Tracy involve helping to bring new industrial companies to town in the Tracy Logistics Park, the Tracy 205 Logistics Center and Prologis International Park of Commerce.

San Joaquin County Worknet has placement services for employers and job seekers alike. Additionally, it offers individuals information about available training, Employment Development Department services, re-employment services and much more. Employers also receive assistance in procuring business financing, retention resources, On-the-Job Training programs and more. 

Join the celebration of economic development in Tracy!

Numerous entities collaborate in making the Tracy community the best place to do business. For assistance with various resources to help your business start, grow or relocate in Tracy, please contact the organizations above or the City of Tracy Economic Development via email or (209) 831-6490.