Visalia, one of the oldest settlements in the Central Valley (established in 1852), is home to more than 125,000 people. Visalia boasts one of the finest downtown between Stockton and Bakersfield with an assortment of restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues.
Visalia has a world class industrial park that houses companies such as JoAnn Stores, VF Corporation, Josten’s, VWR and California Dairies, just to name a few.
According to a study done annually by the Milken Institute, recently Visalia jumped 69 spots on a national ranking of high-performing cities. The improvement ranked eighth overall and second among all California markets. The study measures which US metropolitan areas are promoting economic vitality based on job creation and retention and quality of new jobs. In addition, Visalia was just reported as one of Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index's Top 30 making it one of the nation's 'happiest' communities.
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1. CIGNA Healthcare 2. VF Outdoor Distribution Center 3. Blue Scope/Butler Manufacturing 4. California Dairies 5. International Paper