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Opportunities to Succeed

“I love Manteca because of its hometown feeling. I also love Manteca because it offers so many great opportunities for small and large businesses to succeed.” - Dr. David Cox, Manteca...

Rewarding to Watch Hometown Grow

“Having been raised in this community it is rewarding to see where we came from and where we are going. It is exciting to be part of my hometown.” - Charles M. Halford, Retired Police...

One of the Best Golf Courses

“I have played on golf courses all over the county and Manteca has probably one of the best municipal 18-hole courses I have ever played on.” - Howard Holtsman, Retired High School...

Population:
67,338
Year founded:
1918

San Marino's Lacy Park, Old Mill, and Taiwanese Sister City

San Marino is home to one of the world’s greatest cultural, research, and educational centers the Huntington Library. A private, nonprofit institution, The Huntington was founded in 1919 by Henry E. Huntington, an exceptional businessman who built a financial empire that included railroad companies, utilities, and real estate holdings in Southern California. Huntington was also a man of vision – with a special interest in books, art, and gardens.

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Manteca

Nestled within the Northern San Joaquin Valley, Manteca – locally referred to as “The Heart of California” – is a wonderfully dynamic community, offering its residents the luxury of suburban living in a more tranquil, rural environment. Its strategic location places it at the gateway to Yosemite, near the Delta Waterways, San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada. This central position makes it an ideal place for establishing a family or business, as well as a great destination for a relaxing vacation.

The Manteca of today owes its success to those early pioneering settlers who discovered the land’s excellent qualities, such as good soil, climate and clean water, which led to early agricultural prosperity. The farming town was initially called Cowell Station, after Joshua Cowell – a man who was later denoted as the “Father of Manteca.” The advent of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1873 changed the face of Cowell Station. Due to the fact there was another Cowell Station – named for Wright Cowell, Joshua’s brother – the railroad and the farmers chose a new name: Manteca.

Manteca still remains tightly connected to its agricultural heritage, but has more recently become a strong economic development location within California. With a population of nearly 70,000 people, industrial and commercial development is on the rise due to the City’s positioning within the nation’s third-largest, 100-mile-radius consumer market (behind Manhattan and Los Angeles), making Manteca a very attractive place for all sizes and types of business. This status is evidenced by one of the world’s largest outdoor sports retail stores – Bass Pro Shops – which selected Manteca based upon our location. Manteca is the only Northern California location for Bass Pro Shops, and only the second in California. During its first year of operation, the Manteca store had more than 3 million visitors.

Besides being a strong contender for economic growth, Manteca has become known as a vacation destination, where the community also features Big League Dreams replica baseball parks, hundreds of miles of waterways called the Delta and the home of the fifth-largest family-owned winery in the world – Delicato Family Vineyards. More information regarding Manteca can be located at www.manteca.org or www.visitmanteca.org.

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Population: 
67,338
Year founded: 
1918
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Manteca

Nestled within the Northern San Joaquin Valley, Manteca – locally referred to as “The Heart of California” – is a wonderfully dynamic community, offering its residents the luxury of suburban living in a more tranquil, rural environment. Its strategic location places it at the gateway to Yosemite, near the Delta Waterways, San Francisco Bay Area and the Sierra Nevada. This central position makes it an ideal place for establishing a family or business, as well as a great destination for a relaxing vacation.

The Manteca of today owes its success to those early pioneering settlers who discovered the land’s excellent qualities, such as good soil, climate and clean water, which led to early agricultural prosperity. The farming town was initially called Cowell Station, after Joshua Cowell – a man who was later denoted as the “Father of Manteca.” The advent of the Central Pacific Railroad in 1873 changed the face of Cowell Station. Due to the fact there was another Cowell Station – named for Wright Cowell, Joshua’s brother – the railroad and the farmers chose a new name: Manteca.

Manteca still remains tightly connected to its agricultural heritage, but has more recently become a strong economic development location within California. With a population of nearly 70,000 people, industrial and commercial development is on the rise due to the City’s positioning within the nation’s third-largest, 100-mile-radius consumer market (behind Manhattan and Los Angeles), making Manteca a very attractive place for all sizes and types of business. This status is evidenced by one of the world’s largest outdoor sports retail stores – Bass Pro Shops – which selected Manteca based upon our location. Manteca is the only Northern California location for Bass Pro Shops, and only the second in California. During its first year of operation, the Manteca store had more than 3 million visitors.

Besides being a strong contender for economic growth, Manteca has become known as a vacation destination, where the community also features Big League Dreams replica baseball parks, hundreds of miles of waterways called the Delta and the home of the fifth-largest family-owned winery in the world – Delicato Family Vineyards. More information regarding Manteca can be located at www.manteca.org or www.visitmanteca.org.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Ideal Business Location
Transportation
Recreation
Truly a Hometown
Ideal Business Location

Manteca was incorporated in 1918, which makes our community a relatively young one in the Central Valley of California. But with youth comes some great advantages.

Transportation

Mountain Valley Express, a long-term trucking company founded in Manteca, once said in a public meeting that every trucking company in California should be based here in Manteca. Because of our strategic location to major transportation hubs, our drivers have less “windshield” time.

Recreation

Manteca’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (www.visitmanteca.org) coined the phrase “Hook, Wine & Sneakers” to brand what we have to offer in Manteca. Manteca truly is a sports mecca for the young and old alike.

Truly a Hometown

Manteca does offer its own hometown entertainment. As an example, Delicato Vineyards is just a few miles north, while downtown Manteca is home to the Kelley Brothers Brewing Company – one of the largest microbreweries in the region.

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THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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