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Panel imagines Stanislaus as ‘bioindustry’ hub. What might we make, and how many jobs?

November 7, 2022

A few years from now, many Stanislaus County workers could be making plastics from corn, fuel from cattle manure, and other products of the “bioindustrial” sector. That was the key recommendation in the Stanislaus 2030 Investment Blueprint, released Wednesday, Nov. 2, by a committee of local leaders. They talked over 14 months about how best to create well-paying jobs by the end of the current decade. The report defined those jobs as paying at least $28.58 an hour, with benefits and opportunities for promotion. And it acknowledged that this does not happen nearly enough in today’s local economy, centered on traditional farming and food processing. Image credit: Modesto Bee