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Rancho Cordova offers many location advantages and is a rapidly growing magnet for business on the US 50 Corridor, which runs from Sacramento (15 miles west) through South Lake Tahoe (92 miles east) and beyond. Scroll down for more information.

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Commuter Markets

Other communities within a 15-mile drive include Fair Oaks, Rosemont, Arden-Arcade, Carmichael, Citrus Heights, Roseville, Orangevale, and Folsom. This large surrounding pool of employees and consumers is served by an efficient public transportation system.

Mather Airport

Mather Commerce Center and Airport is what makes Rancho Cordova stand out as a prime business location. The decommissioned Air Force Base reopened for civilian use in 1995. At 5,800 acres, it is a mixed-use complex that houses 80 firms employing 5,000 people, and Mather Airport offers one of the longest runways on the West Coast. Specializing in general aviation and cargo, the airport offers:

  • 2 lighted and paved runways, the longest at 11,300'
  • Full service fixed-base operator (FBO) with 24-hour air traffic control
  • 12 aviation related businesses
  • UPS and DHL shipping centers

Office Park

One out of every 5 office buildings in the region (Counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo) is on the Highway 50 corridor, including 18% of total office product in the region, 20% of Class A Buildings, 22% of Class B space, and 10% of Class C space. Rancho Cordova has a higher concentration of office users, and particularly larger office users, than any area in the region except downtown Sacramento. Most other cities have their office buildings spread throughout the city, while Rancho Cordova’s office product is focused in a few concentrated, productive areas.

Distance to Markets

City

Distance

Drive Time

Direction

Sacramento, CA

15 miles

22 min.

West

Roseville, CA

18 miles

34 min.

North

Stockton, CA

60 miles

59 min.

South

Reno, NV

126 miles

2 hrs 15 min.

Northeast

San Francisco, CA

100 miles

1 hr 57 min.

Southwest

San Jose, CA

132 miles

2 hrs 7 min.

Southwest

Los Angeles, CA

398 miles

6 hrs 10 min.

South

Portland, OR

595 miles

9 hrs 2 min.

North

Phoenix, AZ

780 miles

11 hrs 49 min.

Southeast

Seattle, WA

767 miles

11 hrs 44 min.

North

Denver, CO

1,177 miles

16 hrs 53 min.

East

Dallas, TX

1,736 miles

25 hrs 0 min.

Southeast

Chicago, IL

2,040 miles

30 hrs 0 min.

East

Source: Google Maps  updated 10/2015

Airports

Name / ID

Associated City & Distance 1

Longest Runway
Length / Width

Acres

Control
Tower

Mather Airport
(MHR)
(916) 875-6760

Sacramento
(3 miles)

11,301' x 150'

2,875

Yes

Sacramento International Airport
(KSMF)
(916) 929-5411

Sacramento
(26 miles)

8,598' x 150'

6,000

Yes

Sacramento Executive Airport
(SAC)
(916) 875-9035

Sacramento
(17 miles)

5,503' x 150'

540

Yes

McClellan Airfield
(MCC)
(916) 875-9036

Sacramento
(15 miles)

10,599' x 150'

0

No

Sources: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration Airport Master Records as posted here ; 2013 Data; (1) Rand McNally for mileage; updated 03/2015

Nearest Seaports

Name

Distance 1

Services

Port of
West Sacramento

(916) 371-8800

16 miles

  • 50 trucking companies service the port
  • 200 railcar terminals (BNSF, UP, Sierra Northern)
  • Paved open storage, covered warehouse, domed warehouse, flat storage
  • General cargo, bulk, grain, containers
  • Foreign Trade Zone

Port of Stockton
(209) 946-0246

61 miles

  • 19 deepwater berths
  • Warehouse and storage handling facilities for both dry and liquid bulk materials
  • Facilities and equipment for containerized and break bulk cargo
  • Tugs available
  • Convenient railway and interstate access
  • Customs services available, Foreign Trade Zone
  • Average low tide channel depth is 37 feet
  • Average high tide channel depth is 40 feet

Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1100

94 miles

  • 23 deepwater berths
  • 35 container crates (incl. 31 Post-Panamax type)
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Warehouses and intermodal facilities
  • Channel deepening project to be completed in 2007
  • Served by Interstates: 80 (south), 880 (south), 550 (east) and 980 (east)

Port of Benicia
(707) 745-2394

71 miles

  • 3 deepwater berths
  • 645 privately owned acres with 140,000 sq. ft. of vehicle processing building
  • Located within the 4,000 acre Benicia Industrial Park
  • 26 truck carrier lanes
  • Vehicle storage
  • Union Pacific Railroad on terminal-rail servicing 170 multilevel railcars

Port of
San Francisco

(415) 274-0400

90 miles

  • 6 berths, on-dock rail, acres of paved land for staging cargo
  • Over 550,000 sq. ft. covered storage
  • Cranes capable of both break bulk and containers
  • 624 reefer outlets
  • Harbor and cargo service facilities located near terminals, easy access to tug and barge companies
  • Heavy lift crane services
  • Foreign Trade Zone
  • Cold storage / warehousing
  • CFS facilities
  • Full service ship repair

Source: California Department of Transportation , Port of West Sacramento , Port of Stockton , Port of Oakland , Port of Benicia , Port of San Francisco , 2015 Data; updated 03/2015
(1) Rand McNally for mileage

Motor Freight & Contract Carriers (partial list)

Company

Services / Terminal

Roadway Express Inc.
(530) 892-8170

West Sacramento (16.6 miles)

Landstar – RCL
(916) 773-7110

Roseville (19.8 miles)

Sources: Yellow Freight (Roadway Express), Landstar – RCL ; updated 03/2015

Parcel Carriers

Name

Latest Drop-off

Earliest Delivery

DHL
(800) 225-5345

Monday-Friday 5:30 PM
No Sat/Sun pick up

9:00 a.m.

FedEx
(800) 463-3339

Drop-off: M-F 4:30 PM; Sat 3:30 PM
Express Drop-off: M-F 7:00 PM
Ground Drop-off: M-F 6:15 PM

8:00 a.m.

Golden State Overnight
(800) 322-5555

Drop Box: Monday-Friday 5:00 PM

8:00 a.m.

Greyhound Package Express
(800) 739-5020

Monday-Saturday
9:00 AM-11:30 AM / 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

N/A

UPS
(800) 742-5877

UPS Air Pick up times
M-F 4:00 PM / Sat 12:00 PM

8:30 a.m.

US Postal Service
(800) 275-8777

M-F 5:00 PM / Saturday 3:15 PM

Varies M-Sat

Sources: DHL , FedEx , Golden State Overnight Greyhound Package Express UPS , US Postal Service ;    updated 03/2015

Rail Transportation

Name

Direction

Short or
National

Nearest Intermodal

Union Pacific Rail
(freight)

East/West Line through
Sacramento County

Western Railroad

Roseville, CA (15 miles)

Sacramento, CA (16 miles)

BNSF (freight)

Convergence of
North/South and
East/West routes

National

Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad (63 miles)
(209) 466-7001

Amtrak

Capitol Corridor
California Zephyr
Coast Starlight (SCS only)

National

Roseville (RSV) (15 miles)
Sacramento (SCS) (16 miles)

Source: Burlington Northern Santa Fe ,Union Pacific Rail , Amtrak, Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad; updated 03/2015