Economic Development Strategic Plan

The City of Woodland's Economic Development Strategic Plan focuses on the long-term goals of enhancing the quality of the local economic base, improving community "infrastructure" for economic development, promoting Woodland with a positive image, and developing leadership and cooperation for local economic development.  

Next Economy is a business-led, volunteer-driven regional endeavor that strives to move a $97 billion annual economy that has suffered economic hardship and a lagging recovery into one that is diversified, robust and sustainable. Recognizing that competition in today’s global economy increasingly occurs at the regional level, and that the region’s economic advantages are narrowing under dated models, business leadership from the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sacramento, and Valley Vision launched Next Economy as a collective response. This initiative uncovers competitive strengths and maps out a set of interlocking strategies that can accelerate job and wealth creation and boost new investment across the Capital Region. Valley Vision has continued the work of Next Economy in partnership with organizations throughout the area to earn an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) designation through the recently created AgPlus - a food and beverage manufacturing partnership reaching from north of Woodland, down through the central valley.

Woodland is home to a diverse workforce, blooming economy and the space, resources and support you need in order to grow your business. In order to accomplish its goals, the City works closely with the Woodland Chamber of Commerce which provides valuable services for its members and for the community as a whole. For more information on Woodland, please take a look at our Demographic and Community profile.

Current Economic Development Initiatives

Stimulate Job & New Business Growth Focused on Food & Agriculture Industry Cluster

For the latest news and updates, and for more information about the Woodland Food and Ag initiative, please visit the official Woodland Food and Ag Business Cluster website.

Advance Downtown as a Cultural, Entertainment and Innovation District

Coming soon to a downtown near you! The newly redone State Theater (to open in September) will be a ten screen multiplex and is a symbol of the revitalization of downtown Woodland, and of the cultural center it has become. 

Workforce Development Initiative

 (Coming Soon)