Leaders in a Growing Industry
Salinas has a global reputation as an agriculture and innovation hub. Both iceberg lettuce and bagged salad, which revolutionized the fresh food industry, were invented in this region. Salinas is the ideal place for agribusinesses to leverage California’s natural resources and innovative environment.
Hub of Agriculture Industry
Fresh Express, Dole and Mann Packing have all put down roots in Salinas. If it has anything to do with agriculture, it’s happening in Salinas:
Food production and cultivation
Vineyards and wine
Environmental protection and conservation
Pest and disease control
Machinery for production
Access to Research and Resources
Salinas is a hotbed for agricultural research and resources. Home to a USDA Agricultural Research Station and the Steinbeck Innovation Project, Salinas is developing the latest technology and advancements.
Support for Farmers
Agriculture and Land-Based Training Association (ALBA)
creates opportunities for farm workers and aspiring farmers with limited resources by allowing them to grow and sell crops from two organic farms in Monterey County. ALBA works with farmers who historically have had language, cultural and financial barriers to overcome, and trains them in organic farming techniques.
Surrounded by several colleges and universities, Salinas offers training programs that will help advance your workforce, including ESL programs, and Spanish language classes.
Ideal climate, rich soil and a robust infrastructure are all advantages that Salinas enjoys. Strong transportation infrastructure and access to key markets set Salinas apart from other locations.