The Imperial Valley is making a push to lure business to the area and one of the people doing the most pushing is Louis Fuentes, executive director and chief executive officer of the Imperial Valley Economic Development Corp.
Fuentes went to Salt Lake City last week to market and promote the Valley at the Corenet Global trade show.
"There were a lot of important site selection consultants there. It gives you an idea of what they are looking for in relocating companies," Fuentes said.
The event was one of the most important venues for exposing the corporate real estate world to the investment opportunities in the Valley, he said.
Fuentes said he sat next to the vice president of Motorola on the way to the hotel.
"He was saying, ‘We have to pull out of California — it's getting too expensive,'" Fuentes said. "My question is — how can we counteract that?"