The Imperial Valley Economic Development Commission, a group of business leaders and Imperial Irrigation District Director Rudy Maldonado had a good idea — bring San Diego officials and business owners to show them what the Valley has to offer to a business looking to grow.
Those local leaders didn't just have the idea — they followed through with it. On Friday a busload of San Diegans made their way to the Imperial Valley and were given the royal treatment, including a tour of the Valley and a lunch at Barbara Worth Golf Resort.
The goal of the tour was simple, but its impact could be far-reaching for the Valley. The goal, simply stated, was to educate San Diego officials and business leaders about what the Valley has to offer — other than water. The hope is that they will take back that information and spread the word. Then, those involved hopeful businesses from that area might take an interest in the Valley. Ultimately the goal of the tour was to create economic development.