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
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|Source: 2013 Imperial County Agricultural Crop and Livestock Report. To view the full report click here.|
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Sean Wilcock at email@example.com.
Printable Agribusiness/Imperial Valley Fact Sheet