China’s impact on regional trade and the area’s economy will be the focus of a one-day conference on Nov. 6 as part of the West Hills Community College District’s Essential Elements series.
The talk features some of California’s leading experts on water, food, agribusiness and transportation. It will be held at the Harris Ranch Inn and Conference Center near the intersection of Highway 198 and Interstate 5, northeast of Coalinga.
The event, titled “Trading Partners: Export Evolution, Logistics and Valley Economic Development” begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. Lunch is provided.
Conference organizers say one of the goals of the discussion is to determine emerging trends and use that information to create new business opportunities and potentially new jobs.
This is the third in a series sponsored by West Hills Community College District.
Agencies represented at the event include Beacon Economics, Farm Bureau Federation, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Water Board, Paramount Farming, San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association, Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development, American Journal of Transportation, California Department of Transportation, Port of Long Beach, Kings River Conservation District, California Forward, University of California at Davis World Food Center and Union Pacific Railroad.
For more information or to register for the no-fee event, visit www.essentialelementsseries.com.