THERE ARE MANY GOOD REASONS TO LOCATE A RETAIL BUSINESS OR CORPORATE OFFICE IN HERCULES.
The City of Hercules welcomes new companies with open arms and a well-conceived plan for smart growth, which includes a new state-of-the-art hub for mass transit. Hercules also provides an ideal location in the Bay Area, with room for both retail and commercial businesses to grow and thrive. Hercules' population is increasing in a measured way and offers access to a skilled and diverse workforce. The Hercules Municipal Utility provides reliable and competitively priced electric service. All are major selling points for those looking for a better Bay Area place to conduct business in the 21st century.
Currently, Hercules has several business centers including:
-North Shore Business Park
-Park Lake Plaza
-Creekside Shopping Center
-Railroad Avenue (Live / Work)
-Sycamore Avenue (Live / Work)
Hercules is increasingly recognized as a place well suited for knowledge-based industry and technology-related companies, as well as a range of other types of commercial and retail-oriented businesses. In 2008, Bio-Rad Laboratories expanded its presence in Hercules, adding 100,000 square feet to its campus. With approximately 1700 employees, Bio-Rad is the largest employers in Hercules.
According to commercial and real-estate brokers, Hercules offers an array of benefits to companies that locate here. Our city government is easy to work with, and knows what it takes to get the plan off the drawing board and into reality. Hercules is a clean and safe place to live and work. Strong Conditions, Covenants & Rules (CC&Rs) maintain the quality of the business enviornment. Commercial space is available from small to large increments, and for lease or purchase.