The Central Valley AgPlus Food and Beverage Manufacturing Consortium submitted a proposal to the U.S. Economic Development Administration for designation as an Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP). Valley Vision is one of four co-applicants for this designation. There are 27 Consortium members and 21 supporting partner organizations.
IMCP Designation has been granted to 24 regions across the country in 2014 and 2015 to help accelerate the resurgence of American manufacturing. Designated communities are receiving the coordinated support of eleven federal agencies and preferential consideration for $1.3 billion in existing federal funding opportunities.
The U.S. Economic Development Administration designated the Central Valley an IMCP community in July 2015.