The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium was designated as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) area by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in July 2015, one of 12 regions across the country. Valley Vision is one of four co-applicants for this designation. This resource is a one-page information sheet detailing the mission of the Consortium, the nature of the IMCP designation, and our current activities to implement our AgPlus strategy (updated June 2017).
The goal of IMCP is to accelerate the resurgence of American manufacturing. Designated communities are receiving support from eleven federal agencies with more than $1 billion available in economic development assistance.