Sonoma County has always been home to small and mid-sized manufacturers thanks to our affordability and business-friendly cities. Companies can afford to build infrastructure here, and their workers can afford to live here. We’re proud to be the home of world-class manufacturers of products that range from plastic laboratory equipment and small precision tools to components for high-end bicycles and American flags.

  • JOBS (2016)
    21606
  • Payrolled Business
    Locations (2015)
    896
  • Industry Total
    Earnings (2014)
    $1,808,971,287
  • Industry Total
    GRP (2014)
    $3,359,158,436
  • Avg. Wage for Top 10 Occupations Employed by Industry
    $20.95
  • Avg. Wage for Top 5 Occupations Employed by Industry
    $15.01
  • Avg. Earnings
    Per Job
    $89,789
  • % Change
    (2009-2016)
    7.34%

Exports Contribute to Strong Sonoma County Economy

Innovative Moldings is part of Reike Packing Systems, a global leader in applying the latest technology to the design and production of plastic packaging.

Petaluma is home to a number of specialized machine shops that make prototypes and low volume products for global companies like Tesla and Medtronic.

Key Businesses