The mission of the Benicia Industrial Park Association (BIPA) is to represent the views of business and industry, and work towards creating a favorable business environment for industrial companies and property owners in the Benicia Industrial Park.
It is BIPA’s goal to act as a united voice for its membership on a wide range of issues affecting the Benicia industrial Park.
BIPA is a division of the Benicia Chamber of Commerce and is run by a 13-member board of trustees.
The Board of Trustees consists of thirteen (13) individuals, three (3) of whom are the President, Vice President, and Immediate Past President, and ten (10) other trustees elected from the membership. In addition, the Benicia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO serves as an ex officio, non voting member.
AN ACTIVE, UNITED VOICE GETS RESULTS
- BIPA members are actively involved. Our Commitment extends beyond the limits of the Park. Members communicate regularly with the Benicia City Council and City staff. BIPA works in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, cooperatively with the Solano Economic Development Corporation, and other government agencies that influence the day-to-day operation of the Industrial Park.
Roads in the BIP
It is common knowledge that the roads in the Benicia Industrial Park are in need of repair. According to a study updating the Pavement Management Program of the city done in January of 2011, the replacement cost of the City's pavement is estimated at $109 million dollars. As this is not in the City's budget, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking has been used to try to use resources as wisely as possible to keep roads in the city in the best possible shape possible.
Benicia Industrial Bus Hub Project
One of the ways that the City hopes to repair the roads in the Industrial park without a budget for it, is to try to improve the roads and transportation in concert with other improvements. The proposed Benicia Industrial Bus Hub Project is an example of this. The general plan here is to use County and State funding to add a Bus Hub at the corner of Park and Industrial in the Park.
The surrounding roads would also be approved as part of this project.
You can follow this link to find more information as is published by the City of Benicia.
On October 16, 2013 - the Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration was sent out with regard to this project.
On January 21, 2014 - the plan was approved by the Benicia City Council. The project was handed over to the Solano Transit Authority. In association with this, the city will be creating a Food Vendor Ordinance. More information can be found here.
About the Industrial Park
The Benicia Industrial Park (BIP) encompasses over 7 million square feet of buildings and 3,000 acres, housing over 600 businesses that employ more than 7,000 people representing 50%
of Benicia's total private employment. The largest industrial park in
Solano County, the BIP includes a wide variety of business types,
including: manufacturing, construction, environmental engineering, steel
fabrication, petroleum refining, logistics/distribution, warehousing,
biotech, port operations and more!
Sales Tax Revenue
In 2010, the Benicia Industrial Park contributed 64% of the City of Benicia’s total sales tax revenue ($3.5 million).
- 64% Benicia Industrial Park
- 15% Other
- 7% Southampton
- 4% East Side
- 3% Columbus Parkway
- 3% Downtown
- 3% Solano Square
- 1% West Side
For every dollar the City of Benicia spends providing services to the Benicia Industrial Park, the City of Benicia receives five times that in return.