Workforce & Education
A committed and motivated workforce is reflected in lower than average absenteeism and turnover. Siskiyou County is one of California’s most affordable labor markets with a current unemployment rate of 16% and an average wage of approximately $29,000. We are a frontier rural area that is transitioning from a timber-based economy to a more diversified economy. Opportunities in agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism and recreation abound in Siskiyou County. Competitive real estate prices, low interest loans for qualified businesses, and access to custom employee training programs, are critical resources for businesses looking to expand. Click here for more information on workforce.
An active health care community provides a variety of services. Siskiyou County has two hospitals, several licensed residential care facilities, and physicians and surgeons practicing a broad cross-section of medical specialties. In addition to the healthcare programs mentioned above, Siskiyou County has several urgent care and walk-in clinics, as well as various wellness facilities practicing alternative medicine. Click here for more information on healthcare
Land & Buildings
Siskiyou County has an abundance of affordable and development ready industrial land as well as a myriad of properties that can easily be transformed into the perfect facility for your project needs. Siskiyou County Economic Development Council will work with you to identify the most desirable land parcel or property. You can even begin your search now by utilizing our sites and buildings tool which showcases all of our available inventory. We are confident that our properties (incentive priced in exchange for job creation) and construction costs (estimated at about $45.00 per square foot for basic manufacturing space) will be competitive throughout Northern California and Southern Oregon.
As part of the Interstate 5 corridor, Siskiyou County is as accessible as it is scenic. Highway 97 can be accessed in Weed at the center of the county. Businesses can get their products to market quickly and efficiently utilizing any of the many modes of transportation available here. From major highways and interstates to rail and air - options for businesses are vast and readily available. Click here for more information on transportation.
Recreation & Activities
Siskiyou County, with such major landmarks as Mount Shasta, offers countless outdoor recreational activities
that are second to none. During the spring and summer months, try your hand at mountain climbing, camping, golfing, boating, fishing and rafting. Fall and winter months offer hunting, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling just to name a few. Mt. Shasta Ski Park and Ashland Ski Park are within an hour's drive from just about anywhere in the county.
Diverse cultural activities
also abound, as the arts are an integral part of Siskiyou County life. From the annual music festivals held throughout the county to the numerous theaters, opportunities for cultural enrichment are readily available. In addition to the fun activities found in Siskiyou County, there are many attractions nearby including Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, California, and the Oregon Shakespearean Festival in Ashland, Oregon, with other major cultural centers such as Portland and San Francisco only a 4 hour drive away.