As far as the working environment is concerned, big operations like SYGMA, Bank of America and Rite Aid have entered the local economy in the past several years. Perhaps more significantly, Lancaster recently partnered with internationally-known Chinese energy and vehicle manufacturing giant BYD, which then struck a deal to add many new jobs with the construction of two large manufacturing plants in the city. It is largely because of this that such a higher percentage of citizens hold jobs in the construction and production industries than cities in much of the rest of the area. If you'd be coming into Lancaster with something of a clean slate in terms of your employment, there's a good variety of options for you.

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If you are looking to purchase a new home in one of the larger cities of the warm Golden State, then you should consider taking some time to visit Lancaster, California. At over 94 square miles of land and a population of nearly 160,000 citizens, this is a city suited for people who want to have a blend of hustle and bustle working life along with the stability of the suburbs. With houses ranging in price from the high $100,000s to the low $300,000s, there's a great possibility that you'll find something to fit the needs of your space and budget.

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