Economic Development

Implement creative and collaborative solutions to regionwide infrastructure challenges, focus on the growth of target industries with comparative advantages, and promote the region as a business and tourism destination. ACTION PLAN >



California Central Valley Economic Development Corporation

Jennifer Faughn
Executive Director
(661) 366-0756

2671A Oswell #137
Bakersfield, CA 993306

Year In Review 2016

California Central Valley Economic Development Corporation (CCVEDC) markets the eight-county region to businesses and site selectors looking for a business location. In addition, CCVEDC provides regional leadership on economic development through the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.

Regional Leadership
CCVEDC continued to provide regional leadership through meetings with legislators to discuss San Joaquin Valley issues and priorities. In 2016, meetings were held with 23 legislators, state officials and consultants. Regulatory reform, incentives and water storage topped the list of issues in the Central Valley. Regional collaboration focuses on various cluster industries that create jobs in the San Joaquin Valley including food processing, Ag tech and bio tech, manufacturing, supply chain management and logistics, health and medical care, and energy.

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