Agribusiness

Agriculture has a rich tradition in Imperial Valley.  Today the region is becoming fertile ground for the location of agriculture companies that recognize the advantages of locating here:                                                                      

  • Proximity to biotechnology firms and research

  • Optimal climate for year-round growing season

  • Publicly owned water and energy delivered at an affordable cost

  • Wide variety of available commodities

  • Availability of an affordable and youthful workforce

  • Available land zoned for agricultural and commercial use

  • Access to three international ports

  • Central location to major southwest markets      

2013 Summary   2013 Agricultural Production Gross Value
               
Source:  2013 Imperial County Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report.  To view the full report click here.    

Food Processing
With the availability of a wide variety of crops and access to railroad and coastal transportation, the Imperial Valley is the place for your next food manufacturing firm.

Dairy Industry Cluster
Imperial Valley has the right combination of factors to be a profitable place to which dairies, dairy processing plants and support business can relocate.

Bio-Fuels
With a longer-than-average growing season, wide variety of crops and nearby location to San Diego’s biotechnology industry, Imperial Valley is in a prime location to take advantage of opportunities in bio-fuel production and manufacturing.  Whether you’re interested in cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, dedicated energy crops, or algae for fuel, Imperial Valley has the resources you need.

Additional Resources:

Imperial County Agricultural Commissioners Office

Imperial County Farm Bureau

Imperial Valley Vegetable Growers Association

University of California Agricultural Extension Center - Imperial County

For the Imperial County Profile from the 2007 Census of Agriculture click here.

For information on opportunities for agribusinesses in the Imperial Valley, contact Timothy E. Kelley at tim@ivedc.com or Sean Wilcock at sean@ivedc.com.


Printable Agribusiness/Imperial Valley Fact Sheet

 

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