Vacaville, California approves new biomanufacturing campus in Vaca Valley Business Park

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Dec 26, 2022, 12:07:57 AM12/26/22
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Here is an interesting story and its going to partially disprove parts of the "California Exodus" . In this case its the biotech industry wants a location halfway from Sacramento and San Francisco for cost reasons. 

Vacaville is situated along I-80, the main thoroughfare between the state capital and the Bay Area. Its centralized proximity to San Francisco, Sacramento and the University of California’s Berkeley and Davis campuses provides access to top talent across the life sciences and advanced manufacturing sectors. Additionally, Solano Community College’s Vacaville campus sits adjacent to the Vaca Valley Business Park and has distinguished itself through the offering of two biomanufacturing baccalaureate programs. Vacaville is also home to the California Biomanufacturing Center Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to accelerating biomanufacturing growth.

Due to its prime location, Vaca Valley Business Park has become home to life sciences companies such as Genentech, Johnson & Johnson, RxDNova, Agenus and Polaris.

Per Transwestern research, there are approximately 39.1 million square feet of existing biomanufacturing space across the four major life science markets of Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and Raleigh/Durham, with an average building age of 34 years. Of that space, only 3.4 percent is currently available, underscoring the need for highly efficient, state-of-the-art biomanufacturing space through a project such as Axiom Point.

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Dec 31, 2022, 8:55:43 PM12/31/22
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Note Vacaville, CA is in a battle with Research Triangle to get Biotech jobs in their local cluster. 
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