EDA travels to Fresno for Manufacturing Summit

EDA Newsletter-March 2016
March 21, 2016

Assistant Secretary Jay Williams along with EDA Policy Advisor Julie Wenah and EDA Director of Public Affairs Breelyn Pete attended the 2016 Manufacturing Summit on March 3 in downtown Fresno. Mr. Williams was a keynote speaker at the Summit where over 500 gathered for the day long event that included multiple informational breakout sessions with a wide array of topics.

To learn more about the summit and to view pictures, visit sjvrici.org

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AgPLUS Consortium hits a home run

Valley Vision
By Trish Kelly, Evan Schmidt and Adrian Rehn

March 16, 2016

On March 2nd and 3rd Valley Vision trucked down Highway 99 (and saw beautiful wildflower blooms along the way!) to Fresno, California.

As you may know, the Central Valley – 28 counties from Redding in the north to Bakersfield in the south – was designated as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) region by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Regional partners formed the Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium (AgPlus) to implement the region’s IMCP strategy for accelerating the growth of manufacturing in the Valley.

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