Written by Gordon Webster, Jr.
It’s no easy task presenting California as an easy place to do business. But if you are going to take up the challenge, all roads point to the Central Valley.
Lee Ann Eager, president and CEO of the Fresno County Economic Development Corp., had a recent chance to take up that cause on a national stage during an interview with Scott Cohn of CNBC.
Cohn recently interviewed Eager about what the recent tax overhaul may mean for businesses in California, which is considered vulnerable to industrial poaching due to its high taxes and cost of living.
Cohn also visited the new production line of Initiative Foods in Sanger, which recently reopened after being devastated by a fire in July 2016. John Ypma, president of Initiative Foods, talked about the gallant effort by the Fresno EDC to keep the baby food maker in Fresno County despite states like Nevada and Nebraska trying to lure it away.