Economic Development and Site Selection News From TeamCalifornia| June 2022

Members In The News

Imperial Valley -

Stellantis Secures Low Emissions Lithium Supply for North American 

  •  CTR’s Hell’s Kitchen Project in California’s Imperial County will recover lithium from geothermal brines utilizing renewable energy and steam.

  • CTR will produce battery-grade lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate along with geothermal energy in Imperial County, California with a resource production capacity in excess of 300,000 metric tons per year.

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Kern County -

Tejon Indian Tribe to Design and Construct Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

  • Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a tribal-state gaming agreement with the Tejon Indian Tribe clearing the way for the proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to be built south of Bakersfield.

  • The agreement sets aside 320 acres for a tribal homeland. The casino will sit on 52 acres bringing nearly 5,000 new jobs to Kern County.

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California Community & Place-Based Data Tool Available for Use 


Last month, GO-Biz launched an intuitive, interactive and mobile-friendly online data tool to promote cities across the state for business relocation and expansion, as well as supporting local businesses.

The easy-to-use tool makes demographic, business and workforce data instantly accessible in a clear, relatable format to community leaders, site selectors, realtors, and businesses.

The tool is free to use and requires no additional account to access information. 

The California Community and Place-Based Data Tool provides data including available labor pool, economic indicators, business resources, environmental, incentives, key infrastructure, demographics, and targeted industries. 

Members On The Move

City of Merced

The City of Merced announced the appointment of Maria Mendoza as Manager of Economic Development.  Maria also serves on the board of TeamCalifornia. Congratulations Maria!


Town of Apple Valley

Congratulations to Orlando Acevedo for recently being appointed to the position of Assistant Town Manager for the Town of Apple Valley.

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County of Monterey

Richard Vaughn recently joined The County of Monterey as Economic Development Manager. Richard was formerly Economic Development Manager for San Bernardino County.


AV Edge

The Antelope Valley Economic Development and Growth Enterprise (AV EDGE) recently announced that Drew Mercy has been selected as the organization’s new Executive Director.


Meet TeamCalifornia At These Upcoming Events

SelectUSA Investment Summit, Washington D.C. 

June 26 - 29

Waste Conversion Technology Conference, San Diego, CA

August 10-12


September 28-30, 2022

Our members stand ready to expedite projects and create opportunities for job creation, increased investment, and site location throughout the Golden State.

Have a project or idea? Let's meet at any of these upcoming events!

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TeamCalifornia would like to thank all of the corporate executives that joined us for our TeamCalifornia Dinner at the IAMC Spring Forum. 

We enjoyed great conversation during our fun water taxi ride to Salt7 in Fort Lauderdale!

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