For businesses on the move, it’s an unbeatable combination: An enviable location with the most modern amenities, affordable real estate and cost-saving office space, and a thriving, forward-looking business community committed to drawing top talent and innovation.
That’s Concord, and we’re hard at work every day putting our community front and center amid some awfully tough competition. More and more decision-makers are catching on to what Concord’s doing, and how we’re doing it, and they’re discovering that the path to unlimited potential leads right here, the Bay Area’s next big business hub.
First, let’s consider this: Concord is linked in with the entire Bay Area, with two BART stations providing service directly to San Francisco just 30 miles away. Concord has prime access to I-680 and State Routes 4 and 242, with a local airport for quick travel.
Concord is home to more than 690,000 square feet of research and development space, 3.5 million square feet of Class A office space, and 5.8 million square feet of industrial space. Lease rates are a bargain – about half what you’d pay in Walnut Creek and a quarter of San Francisco rates – and there are build-to-suit opportunities.
Our top employers include such respected firms as Fresenius, Conco, John Muir Health and Wells Fargo. Concord is the top job center and biggest city in Contra Costa County, attracting talent from academic centers around the region. Honda chose Concord as the site to test its self-driving cars, and Cerus Corporation and Fresenius Medical Care are achieving innovative breakthroughs in the health care industry.
In global business development, Concord is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (“GO-Biz”) on its ProMexico program. Concord’s focus on advanced manufacturing, life sciences and medical devices, R&D, and office and tech-oriented businesses is a draw for businesses from any part of the world.
Likewise, some of California’s sharpest entrepreneurs are drawn to Concord not just for our physical assets, but our business-friendly city policies. Concord is poised for growth, and eager to partner with corporate clients and small-business visionaries alike to get the job done.
Concord is family-friendly, with great schools and recreational opportunities and a bustling downtown. Concord is a retail destination center with taxable sales of more than $3.27 billion in 2015.
We invite you to explore our website and see for yourself what Concord has to offer. We’re confident Concord has what it takes to help your business grow, thrive and excel!