Industry Growth and Investment in the Central Valley: The Past 10 Years
By: Milken Institute
February 25, 2013
CaliforniaaEUR(TM)s Central Valley is arguably the most productive agricultural region in the world. However, despite the regionaEUR(TM)s significant advantages in agriculture and comparative advantages over coastal California in terms of real estate costs, cost of living, and wages, it has routinely been passed over by private equity and venture capital investors, as well as by policy makers who have focused instead on regions with larger populations and more industry.