In 2017, the county of Merced and the Port of Los Angeles inked a deal to create an inland port. Today, Companies like Google, Samsung, Merced-Benz Daimler all rent space to test their autonomous vehicles.  The California AutoTech Testing and Development Center, a 310-acre site received $6.5 million from California new budget to expand facilities.   This is the start of the rebirth of the former Castle Air Force Base.