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Impact of California State College, Stanislaus, on the growth of Turlock.

This report presents a case study of the impact of California State College, Stanislaus, on the growth of Turlock, California, and was designed for the purpose of gaining insight on the effects of a major locational decision on a community. Turlock was chosen by the state legislature as a suitable location to build the fourteenth state college in the California State University and Colleges System. Since then the growth of population and housing construction, particularly of multi-family units, has gone up sharply. The presence of California State College, Stanislaus, has generated a wide variety of economic, social, cultural, and political interactions in this community. Above all, the location of the college in Turlock has influenced the land use and growth pattern in the vicinity.

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