Modesto Business

Modesto Business


Today, agriculture continues to be Modesto’s main economic provider, where Stanislaus County is regularly ranked in the top ten California Counties in production. The leading products are milk, almonds, and poultry. Large agricultural employers in the area are E & J Gallo Winery, Signature Fruit Company, Del Monte Foods, Stanislaus Food Products, and Foster Farms (table 1). E & J Gallo Winery is the largest viticulture operation in the world, accompanied by the world’s largest wine bottle manufacturing company, Gallo Glass Company. This provides thousands of office and manufacturing jobs to local residents. Canning, cereal and snack factories are also located in the area that produces products that are distributed worldwide. Government sector jobs account for 12% of Stanislaus County wages and retail and manufacturing sector accounts for around 10.5% of county-wide employment. Table Top employers of Modesto (2008)

# Employer Number of Employees
1. Stanislaus County - 4,747
2. E & J Gallo Winery - 3,345
3. Modesto City Schools - 3,200
4. Signature Fruit Company - 2,900
5. Memorial Medical Center - 2,682
6. Del Monte Foods - 2,600
7. Stanislaus Food Products - 2,259
8. Doctors Medical Center -2,066
9. Foster Farms - 1,813
10. City of Modesto 1,614





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