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North San Joaquin Valley Index
Consisting of three adjoining California counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced, the North San Joaquin Valley (NSJV) region is a little larger than Connecticut. With over 1.5 million residents, its population is larger than that of 11 states. With an abundance of rich farmland, orchards, and vineyards, it is noted for a large variety of agricultural products. However, the majority of the NSJV population live in its growing cities, which include Stockton, Modesto, and Merced. The NSJV is also an intersection of the San Francisco Bay Area, the Sacramento Capital Region, and the South San Joaquin Valley Region and its fastest growing industry is Transportation and Warehousing as it emerges as the logistics hub of the Northern California Megaregion. The NSJV’s changing relationships with these regions distinguish it as a cohesive area and substantially define its future economic development challenges and opportunities.More Information »