Creating Jobs… Building better Lives!
The City of Shafter is one of the most active areas of California for both business and residential development. The City’s general plan has made it a priority to have good connectivity between jobs and homes. Thus, Shafter has two of the larger industrial areas in California: the Paramount Logistics Park and the Shafter Airport Industrial Center.
Shafter is within 300 miles of 14% of the entire U.S. population and within 89 miles of the Los Angeles basin. The city has easy access to Interstate 5 and Freeway 99. As a result, Shafter is becoming a major manufacturing and distribution center in the west.
Companies currently in Shafter include Target Distribution, Formica, America’s Tire Distribution, GAF/ELK, Performance Foods D.C., Grimmway Farms, Cemex Corporation, Insect Lore Products, Paramount Farming and MiSwaco to name a few.
The City has also installed $5M of rail infrastructure in the first phase of what will be the premier transload facility in the southern San Joaquin Valley and will serve a wide spectrum of clients both locally and around the world.
Shafter has done a tremendous job of installing infrastructure and entitling land to enable major projects to be permitted and built without delays. With a recent annexation of over 5,000 acres that places the Shafter City limits adjacent to the City of Bakersfield; the City is growing rapidly and committed to keeping its eye towards the future.