Economic Development

Patterson is a fast-growing community, strategically located in the northwestern part of the San Joaquin Valley, near Interstate 5, and close to the San Francisco Bay Area, the state capital of Sacramento. It is the myriad of recreational outdoor opportunities of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east.


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Patterson Resources for Businesses

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City of Patterson Retail Development Maps (PDF)

  • CA RELIEF GRANT PROGRAM - Governor Gavin Newsom announces the California Relief Grant Program, for up to 25K for small businesses that qualify.  This program is being administrated by the California Office of Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).  For more information CLICK on this link
  • The Relief Across Downtown Program also known as RAD Cards are now available to Patterson residence and qualifying Patterson small businesses.  RAD Card purchases get matched dollar for dollar up to $100.00 Making your support for small business go even further.  For more information on this exciting opportunity please visit meet the RAD Card at https// and
  • The RAD program is only available to qualifying experience-economy businesses in the downtown area
    To participate, please follow App Store link or Google Play link (depending on your device) to download the app and begin by selecting “Sign up as a Business.”
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will reopen the week of January 11, 2021 for new borrows and certain existing PPP borrowers.   For more information go to the Sierra Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Opportunity Stanislaus to Become Resource for Businesses at risk of Closing or Needing Information in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak


**Update for Temporary Outdoor Business Operations - August, 2020 - The City of Patterson City Council has approved Ordinance 846 regarding the application and procedures for qualified businesses to obtain a permit for Temporary Outdoor Operations. Please CLICK HERE for the application. Please CLICK HERE to view Ordinance 846

The city derives much of its economic vitality from agriculture, food processing, and distribution. It is also home to a rapidly expanding business park adjacent to Interstate 5. The city’s street layout, inspired by the great urban centers of Paris, France, and Washington, D.C., features a circular format in the central district surrounded by radiating spokes.

Patterson is also noted for its numerous trees, especially its palm-lined thoroughfares. In recognition of its agricultural heritage, the city is home to the Apricot Fiesta early each June.

Strategic Location for Business

Locating a business in Patterson places companies strategically located near several of California’s major markets and the Pacific Rim. The area is within 90 miles of the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and California’s central coast.

Patterson is also about a 5-hour drive from Los Angeles. Two of California’s major north-south highways intersect the area: Interstate 5 and Highway 99. All of these advantages add up to equal an outstanding location for business.