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    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.

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    Biofuels

    Imperial Valley is a global leader in algae bio-crude production, and other biofuel companies in the region are paving the way for for clean transportation and energy, including bio-diesel, ethanol and bio-mass plants.

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    Mineral Extraction

    Imperial Valley has become internationally recognized as the home of ‘Lithium Valley,’ which is set to become the nation’s largest concentration of lithium extraction facilities in the next 3 to 5 years.

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    Transportation & Logistics

    Imperial Valley is strategically located in the U.S. southwest, with local access to two ports of entry with Mexico, rail access to 3 additional ports and major markets including San Diego, Los Angeles, Arizona and Mexico within 200 miles.

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    Manufacturing

    Imperial Valley's diverse economy, regional workforce and strategic location for international business bring unique opportunities for manufacturers, including one of the largest gigafactories in the U.S.

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    Data Centers

    With the lowest energy rates in the state, abundant and inexpensive Colorado River water resources, low cost land, fiber connectivity and low natural disaster risk, Imperial County is assuredly the idea location for data centers. 

  • Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

    IVEDC is a partnership of private enterprise and local government united by the common vision of expanding and diversifying the economy. As Imperial County's official economic development organization, IVEDC promotes a robust and diversified economy. With the collaboration of strategic alliances and the border community, IVEDC facilitates regional development and stimulates target industries such as agriculture, energy, data centers and aerospace.

    Regional Profile

    The Imperial Valley is rich in natural beauty, local history and culture. Due to its proximity to Mexico and the metropolis of Mexicali, Baja California’s capital city, there is a unique blend of population and industry that lends itself to a strong and diversified economy and workforce.

    Publicly owned water and energy, abundant and affordable land, plenty of natural resources, leading industry and a strategic location in southwestern U.S. make Imperial Valley an ideal region for business.

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    Key Industries

    A diverse set of industries are recognizing Imperial Valley's assets and advantages. Located in the low desert of California, the Imperial Valley is known for its fertile soil and annual 360 days of sunshine. Well-known as an agricultural hub, the Imperial Valley is also becoming fertile ground for innovation. The Imperial Valley has emerged as a top region globally for renewable energy production, including solar, geothermal and wind energy, biotechnologies and advanced agriculture.

    Our Services

    IVEDC operates a one-stop-shop for business development in Imperial County. We work closely with local stakeholders, workforce training and regulatory agencies to ensure a streamlined process for business development. We pride ourselves in making your experience doing business in the Imperial Valley as seamless and affordable as possible.

    Site Selection
    Entitlement Processing
    Bi-National Collaboration
    Utility Acquisition
    Procurement Services
    Business Needs Assessments
    Workforce Development
    Economic Forecasting
    Incentive Analysis & Financial Options
    Market Analysis
    Local Outreach & Marketing

    Work With Us

    In registering with our office, we will work with you to accomplish your goals. The investment you make in our region directly benefits the local economy through job creation and business attraction and expansion, which is our top priority.

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