- Why Chico
- Doing Business
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|Sierra Nevada Brewing Company was founded in Chico.
Supported by California State University, Chico, a rich agricultural heritage, and a large talent pool, Chico’s economy reflects a strong mix of manufacturing and service industries.
As home to California State University, Chico, and the primary residence for Butte College students, Chico is defined by higher education.
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Chico is a regional retail hub in the North State. As the primary population center in a multi-county region and its distance from major metropolitan centers Chico provides a strong population base for retailers. Chico’s commercial districts include the historic downtown, regional retail, and neighborhood centers.
Business Areas Map (PDF 3.8 MB)
Chico’s healthcare industry, comprised of 300 physicians/surgeons, a wide array of dentists, and access to chiropractic care, acupuncture, and alternative medicine serve a six county region of 400,000 residents.
Chico is a major center of financial and professional services in the North State.
Its wide range of recreation venues, welcoming downtown, and arts culture make Chico a visitor destination.
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