CITY TESTIMONIALS

A Balanced, Full-Service City

"Redding is a wonderful example of a balanced, full-service city. It is safe, well-run and extremely business-friendly. Its quality of life is unsurpassed and our citizens live in the midst of...

Healthy Downtown Vital for Community

"The City of Redding is a fantastic partner. They understand that a healthy downtown is vital for our community's self esteem. Their leadership and vision directed towards redevelopment has been...

Impressive Work Ethics and Capabilities

"Redding has been a wonderful choice for SAF. Besides the central location and smooth transportation links of Redding, we have been most impressed by the work ethic and capabilities of the labor...

A Strong Modern City

"The City of Redding has made major changes in their approach to Economic Development. The staff and Council recognize the need for Economic Development and know how the game is played. They have...

Population:
89,901
Year founded:
1887

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Redding

Strategically located in rural Northern California, Redding embodies what some might think is impossible. It is a modern, progressive city of 90,000 that boasts culture, commerce and an excellent quality of life, with a “small-town feel” in the heart of unsurpassed recreational paradise.

As the largest metropolitan area north of Sacramento, Redding is a thriving regional center and is perfectly positioned midway between Seattle and Los Angeles for manufacturers serving the West Coast.

Founded in 1887, Redding was rooted in the booming timber and mining trades of yesteryear. Those have given way to the City as a regional hub for retail services, education, government and health care. It boasts a community college, two private universities and two major medical centers, as well as several regional shopping facilities. Redding strives to be business friendly and has taken a major stride in that direction with the creation of Stillwater Business Park, a 678-acre “shovel-ready,” fully entitled development. The City also has utilized the Redding Redevelopment Agency to aid in the creation of new and expanded business opportunities through infrastructure assistance as well as helping create more affordable housing.

Although just minutes from the finest recreational offerings in California, Redding has placed a high priority on providing parks and cultural amenities within the city limits. It has taken great advantage of the scenic Sacramento River, which winds through the heart of the City, constructing an award-winning pedestrian trail system that is well-used by those of all ages. At the heart of the Sacramento River Trail is the one-of-a-kind Sundial Bridge, designed by world-renowned architect/artist Santiago Calatrava.

Although Redding’s small-town feel is steeped in history, it is on the cutting edge in the services it provides to its citizens. Its publicly owned Redding Electric Utility provides power at among the lowest rates in California, in part generated by its own modern power plant. Redding Municipal Airport draws much of its own electricity from a three-acre “solar farm” located on the property. And, it has invested significantly in improving its bridges, roadways and other infrastructure in recent years.

For more information about the City of Redding, please visit www.cityofredding.info.

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Population: 
89,901
Year founded: 
1887
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Redding

Strategically located in rural Northern California, Redding embodies what some might think is impossible. It is a modern, progressive city of 90,000 that boasts culture, commerce and an excellent quality of life, with a “small-town feel” in the heart of unsurpassed recreational paradise.

As the largest metropolitan area north of Sacramento, Redding is a thriving regional center and is perfectly positioned midway between Seattle and Los Angeles for manufacturers serving the West Coast.

Founded in 1887, Redding was rooted in the booming timber and mining trades of yesteryear. Those have given way to the City as a regional hub for retail services, education, government and health care. It boasts a community college, two private universities and two major medical centers, as well as several regional shopping facilities. Redding strives to be business friendly and has taken a major stride in that direction with the creation of Stillwater Business Park, a 678-acre “shovel-ready,” fully entitled development. The City also has utilized the Redding Redevelopment Agency to aid in the creation of new and expanded business opportunities through infrastructure assistance as well as helping create more affordable housing.

Although just minutes from the finest recreational offerings in California, Redding has placed a high priority on providing parks and cultural amenities within the city limits. It has taken great advantage of the scenic Sacramento River, which winds through the heart of the City, constructing an award-winning pedestrian trail system that is well-used by those of all ages. At the heart of the Sacramento River Trail is the one-of-a-kind Sundial Bridge, designed by world-renowned architect/artist Santiago Calatrava.

Although Redding’s small-town feel is steeped in history, it is on the cutting edge in the services it provides to its citizens. Its publicly owned Redding Electric Utility provides power at among the lowest rates in California, in part generated by its own modern power plant. Redding Municipal Airport draws much of its own electricity from a three-acre “solar farm” located on the property. And, it has invested significantly in improving its bridges, roadways and other infrastructure in recent years.

For more information about the City of Redding, please visit www.cityofredding.info.

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SUCCESS STORIES

Stillwater Business Park
Making Redevelopment Work
World-Class Trails
A City of Bridges
Airport Solar Power
Stillwater Business Park

Recognizing a need for large, ready-to-go industrially zoned parcels, the City of Redding has created Stillwater Business Park. This 678-acre fully entitled business park, is unique in that it is City-developed and owned, and is designed specifically for large-parcel manufacturing needs.

Making Redevelopment Work

In the heart of Redding, it’s hard to miss the resurgence of Downtown and the former Redding Redevelopment Agency has played a vital role in that. It has brought new life to a downtown that was stifled in part by a core downtown “mall” that hindered traffic flow and pedestrian access.

World-Class Trails

Thanks to numerous public and private partners, Redding has created an urban trail system that encompasses more than 62 miles of paved and natural-surface trails, including walking loops within existing parks and challenging dirt trails for mountain bike enthusiasts and equestrians.

A City of Bridges

Straddling the Sacramento River, Redding has, in recent years, turned utilitarian bridges into functional beauty while paving the way for safe, efficient travel for years to come.

Airport Solar Power

Redding boasts abundant sunshine, so it made sense for the City to take advantage of it in creating a three-acre photovoltaic “solar farm” at Redding Municipal Airport.

SCENES OF THE CITY

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The newly constructed Cypress Avenue Bridge, over the Sacramento River, is a work of art
Redding’s Sundial Bridge is one-of-a-kind in the world
“Solar farm” at Redding Municipal Airport
Redding boasts world-class urban trails
The Sacramento River Trail is in the heart of Redding
Infill project provided affordable housing for seniors
Renovation of former downtown mall is bright at night
Stillwater Business Park is shovel-ready for manufacturers
A new bridge provides access to Stillwater Business Park
Modern roundabout helps ease traffic without signals
Redding’s modern City Hall was built in 2000

THE COUNCIL MANAGER RELATIONSHIP

What is a City Manager? Imagine your city government as a football team, with skilled players and keen instincts, ready to lead a drive to the goal line. On the field is the City Council, acting in every way as the city’s coaching staff. The...

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