Crop and Economic Reports

Economic Contributions of Agriculture

Agriculture is an important driver of our local economy. According to a study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Contra Costa County agriculture contributed $225.0 million to the local economy in 2013 and supported more than 2,000 jobs.

To put the contribution in perspective, the Contra Costa County agricultural industry added over $600,000 into the county economy per day, or just over $25,000 per hour. The Economic Contributions of Agriculture report is the first comprehensive economic analysis of the agricultural industry done in Contra Costa County.