Doing Business

Region Overview

Concord: Your Gateway to Business in the San Francisco Bay Area

Being our County’s Largest City by Population and Jobs has its Advantages

Concord is located in the center of Contra Costa County. It is the 10th largest city by population in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mega-region boasts the world’s eleventh largest economy, and we are proud to remain in the top 10% of most diverse suburbs in America. We are a community of passionate workers and business owners, outdoor enthusiasts, and friendly neighbors.

Concord is about the same distance from key Bay Area cities in each direction, located roughly an hour’s drive to San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento and Stockton thanks to the confluence of Highways 680, 242, and 4. With two BART stations and three international airports within a 50-mile radius, a life in Concord is worldwide connected. Local employers benefit from our well-connected region and growing talent pool, while talent remains attracted to Concord for its cost of living, accessibility, and quality of life.

Big-City Environment Without the Price

Connect and network with neighboring communities while keeping costs lower in Concord

Concord is linked with the entire Bay Area through two BART stations and three major interstates. In just 40 minutes, you can easily commute into San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. We have a regional airport servicing private flight and three international airports within 50 miles. Our location is perfect for those looking to work with companies locally and dispersed throughout the Bay Area. And the best part? Industrial lease rates are about half as much as what you’d pay in San Francisco, and build-to-suite opportunities abound.

Keep Moving Forward

The industries and employers keeping Concord at the top

Employing nearly 66,000, our local employers and booming industries are the backbone of the Concord workforce. From John Muir Health to Wells Fargo, Fresenius to Cerus, Concord is the top job center in Contra Costa County. Our focus on advanced manufacturing, life sciences and medical devices, research and development, and tech make Concord the perfect place for startups and national employers.

Diving Deeper into our Region

Contra Costa County Comparison

Contra Costa CountyCaliforniaU.S.
Per Capita Income$58,682$44,265$40,363
Median Household Income$118,402$88,930$72,414
Median Net Worth$350,834$158,472$155,942
Median Home Value$739,362$629,224$283,272