Agriculture is an important driver of our local economy. According to a study commissioned by the Department of Agriculture, Contra Costa County agriculture pumped $225.0 million into the local economy in 2013 and supported more than 2,000 jobs.
To put the contribution in perspective, Contra Costa County agriculture pumped over $600,000 into the county economy per day, or just over $25,000 per hour.
This is the first comprehensive economic analysis of the agricultural industry done in Contra Costa County. You can read it here.