MARYSVILLE, CA – A small California county located 30 miles north of Sacramento has the collective heads of other counties turning and asking, “Yuba who?”
Yuba County is fairly small by California standards, with a total population barely topping 70,000 citizens, but its affordable housing market – coupled with aggressive efforts to increase its status as a friendly place to do business – has made it a giant in terms of appeal. Yuba grew at a rate of 4.42% between July 2005 and 2006, in a state that saw only a 1.25% total growth, placing it as the fastest growing by percentage of the 58 state counties during that time period, according to a recent report from the California Department of Finance.
“Yuba County has been sneaking up on the state for several years now, by creating communities that are very appealing to a population of Californians tired of paying higher housing prices and working in high rent districts,” said Yuba County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Don Schrader. “We have the small town feel but offer the amenities and comfort that people are looking for.”
Much of Yuba County’s growth has taken place at the Plumas Lake Specific Plan Area, a community located just 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Subdivisions there represent over 3,200 new homes, with plans for future construction that will allow for thousands of additional single-family units. Linda and Olivehurst are also rapid growing communities.
The County is also home to the Sleep Train Amphitheatre, a state-of-the-art entertainment venue, as well as historic downtown Marysville, Beale Air Force Base, and a variety of lake and river recreation areas throughout its Sierra foothills.
Yuba County is also benefiting from its inclusion in Governor Schwarzenegger’s 15-year California Enterprise Zone program, a designation that increases the community’s appeal as a place to do business. Dozens of new businesses entering the zone are taking advantage of special tax credits and benefits.
Obtain additional information or digital photos about Yuba County by email at email@example.com or call Russ Brown, Public Information Officer, at (530) 749-7575.
Visit Yuba County’s economic development web site at: www.yubacounty.org.