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Employment Base

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The San Gabriel Valley has a total population of over 1,700,000 inhabitants. Major employment sectors include: Manufacturing, trade service, retail, government, transportation, finance, insurance, real estate, construction and education.

A highly diversified labor pool, as well as highly skilled technical, professional and management personnel are available to firms which would select the City of Industry as a location for business.  The local colleges and universities are not the only source of labor talent, as the area is a magnet for skilled international labor talent and the Southern California area draws top talent from throughout the nation.

With only 3.1 percent of the total land area in the San Gabriel Valley, the City of Industry is the economic engine of the San Gabriel Valley and a critical contributor to Southern California's labor market.  There are roughly 3,000 businesses in the City of Industry generating employment for over 67,000 people and total sales of over $31 billion dollars.  The largest number of businesses are in Retail Trade (20%), Wholesale Trade (14%), and Manufacturing (10%).  However, when measuring sales dollars, Retail Trade comprises only 11% of the total, while Wholesale Trade is 63% and Manufacturing is 12% of total sales dollars.

For more economic information on the City of Industry, please click here to download a 2017 economic report on the City of Industry by the Emerson Consulting Group.