Hear from industry leaders about why Concord is a great place for business. Our videos feature real voices and real stories of success from Concord.
Concord is the largest city in Contra Costa County and its No.1 Job Center. This video is a vivid portrait of our progressive, family-friendly community, just 30 miles from San Francisco and a retail destination drawing visitors from miles around. Enjoy the theme song: “Mr. Broadway,” by native son Dave Brubeck as performed by his quartet.
Concord is home to a diverse collection of barbershops. Style and service are the watchwords and men throughout the Bay Area have taken notice. Championship athletes and Silicon Valley visionaries understand that something special is happening in this pro-business, family friendly city that allows hair styling artistry to flourish. Listen to these entrepreneurs’ stories and understand why Concord is a special place.
For Cerus Corp., a high-tech biomedical company that does the lifesaving work of keeping blood supplies safe, Concord is the perfect fit – in location, business climate, talent supply and lifestyle. This global business attracts employees from San Francisco, Berkeley and locally, drawn to what Chief Medical Officer Laurence Corash calls, “a great place to work and a great place for our employees to raise their families.”
Jim Settle and Deann Clark, co-founders of NuWater USA, are on a mission: to expand their clean-water business from local markets to a worldwide presence. With filters customized based on filtration needs, clients range from refineries to wineries, from the pharmaceutical industry to individual households. Concord native Deann credits her hometown officials with helping not only NuWater, but other businesses prosper in Concord’s family- and business-friendly environment.
Concord is fertile territory for entrepreneurial dreams and business expansions. Just ask Jamie Finegold, who with his wife Dana founded the Tart Collections “quintessential California” women’s clothing line. Jamie cites Concord’s “pro-business mentality” in helping the Finegolds build Tart into a household name sold in Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom. Easy access to San Francisco is a plus in recruiting.
Synergy is an often overused word but it applies to the craft beer scene that has developed in Concord. When craft brewers find an audience, the results inspire others to try their hand and soon it’s a movement. Craft beer has become a signature product of Concord and the annual craft beer festival has become a civic happening. Proximity to the entire Bay Area and Concord’s collaborative climate are key ingredients.
Whatever your needs, Concord’s got it all: An enviable location in Northern California. A welcoming, business-friendly attitude. Affordable industrial, office and retail space. Fast, convenient transportation options. Choice housing at all levels and a vast array of family-friendly entertainment, shopping and recreational amenities. See why our reputation as the Bay Area’s next big business hub keeps growing.
With awe-inspiring indoor climbing walls, pro-level workout facilities, and parkour and Ninja Warrior training resources, Concord’s fitness scene is anything but ordinary. And it’s going strong, as our innovative fitness industry not only thrives but draws athletes from all around. Likewise, our business community welcomes inspiration, creativity, and a passion for ambitious goals.