Yosemite National Park entrance signLocated 9 miles east of Merced is the community of Planada, which houses a highly transited entrance to Yosemite National Park via Highway 140. Yosemite Park sees over 3 million visitors per year, giving businesses that chose to locate in the area an ideal location for economic growth to those that want to capitalize on its large tourist base. Thriving industries in the location include agriculture and food processing and the community is forecasting growth with its plans for a new business park.