A focus on the
future of mobility
A global mobility revolution is underway, with a huge concentration of vehicle innovation occurring in the Silicon Valley. While the Silicon Valley does not have an optimal location to adequately test electric and automated vehicles– San Benito County does– creating a once in a generation opportunity for our community.
The combined location, scale, and topography of Strada Verde is irreplicable. We have the opportunity to create a world class vehicle testing facility in San Benito County. Strada Verde’s focus on innovation and environmentally sustainable technologies will draw the emerging mobility industry, along with associated educational and job opportunities, and billions of dollars in investment, into the County. This will significantly benefit both the current residents and future generations to come.
A state-of-the-art automotive research and testing facility
Located in northwestern San Benito County, Strada Verde will create a state-of-the-art automotive research and testing facility. At its core, Strada Verde will be comprised of vehicle testing and handling facilities that simulate various highway and urban environments, as well as climate conditions. The campus will include automotive research and education facilities, a driver experience center, e-commerce, and retail center. Strada Verde will provide a regional technological hub supporting groundbreaking automotive innovation.
Promote regional economic growth
Strada Verde is positioned to make San Benito County a center for technology enterprises, fueling job growth in the emerging e-commerce industry, as well as the research and development of zero-emission vehicles, and other advanced automotive systems. In addition to an estimated 15,000 construction jobs, Strada Verde will create over 5,000 permanent direct jobs and generate additional property and sales tax revenue will substantially improve the economic vitality of the County, providing jobs for local residents at all skill levels.
15,000+ Construction Jobs
$2 Billion annual recurring business operations
$2 Million annual sales tax revenue
Over 5,000 permanent direct jobs at build out
Protect natural resources & respect agricultural history
Strada Verde will create two biological preserves; one adjacent to the Pajaro River, and a second at the base of the Lomerias Muertas Hills. These will provide permanent resource protection for important biological resources. Additionally, the establishment of areas identified exclusively for agriculture uses will ensure that farming remains an important chapter in the legacy of San Benito County.