California Central Location & Globally Connected Logistics
Tulare County is located in California’s Central Valley, a geographically diverse region that dominates the interior of California covering approximately 18,000 square miles, or 11% of California’s total land area. About 6.5 million people live in the Central Valley today and it is the fastest growing region in California.
Tulare County includes an area of 4,863 square miles with two-thirds of its land in mountain regions and one-third valley floor. The County’s flat valley floor provides an amazing contrast with the Sierra Nevada mountains that rise to more than 14,000 feet in its eastern half, with Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the continental United States. Home to the Sequoia National Park and Forest, Tulare County draws visitors from around the world.
Meanwhile, the cultivated and fertile valley in the western part of Tulare County has allowed the County to be the second-leading producer of agricultural commodities in the United States.
For example, local farmers and ranchers produce more than 120 major crops annually with an annual wholesale value of over $8 billion. We regularly export to more than 89 countries worldwide. Tulare County is also the largest dairy production region in the state and the nation.
For 54 years now, ag-powerhouse Tulare County has been home to the World Ag Expo, held on the grounds of the International Agri-Center, where companies have showcased their newest innovations in ag-equipment and ag-technology to over 100,000 visitors each February.
Globally Connected Logistics
Three seaports are equidistant to Tulare County providing an advantage for local companies to receive imported raw materials for producing their products, as well as for exporting their California-made products to an eager global market.
The seaports in Long Beach and Los Angeles are the two largest seaports in the United States, handling 40% of inbound U.S. containerized freight. The Port of Oakland is a major container ship facility located in Oakland, California in the San Francisco Bay. It is the fifth busiest container port in the United States, behind Long Beach, Los Angeles, Newark, and Savannah. The majority of exports at Port of Oakland include agriculture products grown mostly in the Central California region.
Two of the most active international airports in the U.S. are located within 2-3 hours of Tulare County.
Tulare County communities provide opportunities to companies looking for an affordable and strategic location in California to position their business for success with an abundance of possibilities for expanded growth.