TradePort California’s strategic plan foundation is as a clean energy logistics infrastructure project that is designed to support a new high-efficiency supply chain system. That foundation creates massive new competitive opportunities for new economic development investment that are enhanced by vastly improved market connectivity, investment site locations and sector-specific increased supply chain efficiency. The project creates significant enhancements to the State’s overall economic competitiveness, especially for the inland regions of California that have prospered at a lower rate when compared to California’s urban coastal regions.
These regions present a well-located US West Coast investment choice that offers a cost-effective product nearby to the largest and most globally connected seaports complex in North America. For companies that are advantaged or require access to technology research, an extraordinarily large consumption market, a global agricultural production zone and highly efficient domestic and international logistics, the TradePort California Market Area will be an ideal choice. Company reaction to the integrated “plug and play” TradePort product has been overwhelmingly positive.
Lower transportation costs and increased cargo transit reliability are enormously powerful advantages to certain manufacturing and distribution industry verticals, and when combined with TradePort California’s logistics-investment hub plan, significant economic development potential for the entire Central Valley and Sacramento region is created.
An important element in TradePort California’s eco-system is skills development and education. TradePort California is projected to create over 100,000 new jobs over a 20-year period which will be supported by a series of educational facilities/academies co-located within the TradePort and Satellite TradePort hubs throughout the system. These facilities are critical to developing and maintaining critical skills in high-priority sectors such as electronics, automotive technology, industrial equipment, food production and logistics services. Having skills development capacity within the TradePort and Satellite TradePort hubs allows companies to enjoy job-related real -world training in manufacturing, distribution and equipment settings as well as an opportunity to pursue degrees or certification programs in logistics, automation/mobility, clean energy/energy storage, and management systems, business management, and computer training.