MANUFACTURING AND INNOVATION IN THE NORTH BAY
Sonoma County is home to more than 1,000 manufacturing companies employing over 23,000 workers in the North Bay. Local products include medical devices, kitchen equipment, components for high-end bicycles, plastic laboratory equipment as well as food and beverage manufacturing. Our local manufacturing industry ranks fourth compared to other industries in the region, and there are 23% more manufacturing jobs in Sonoma County than the national average for an area of this size.
Total GRP for Manufacturing in Sonoma County totaled $4.8 billion dollars in 2020.
2020 Technology and Manufacturing Insider (PDF 1,625 kB)
SONOMA COUNTY META
The Sonoma County Manufacturing Engineering Technology Alliance (META) was developed to create a strong and engaged network of local manufacturers to align interest in workforce needs, compliance, scaling, sustainability and business retention.
Our annual meetings feature industry updates, guest speakers, and the latest business resources for participants.
For more information about how to get involved, please contact us.
Every October, the EDB participates in a nationwide initiative to engage local students in Sonoma County's manufacturing industry. As a student, it can be difficult deciding what career path to pursue. Oftentimes, students are only exposed to a handful of traditional careers that may or may not interest them. In partnership with the Sonoma County Career Technical Education Foundation (CTE), Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE), and local manufactures, our goal is to expose students to the exciting, innovative, high-paying, careers available in manufacturing. No matter a student’s interests, education goals, or skill-set there is most likely a career path for them in manufacturing!
Learn more about MFG Month.