New AgTech Microsite Launches

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News Date: 
May 19, 2017
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With significant momentum happening in Salinas' agtech industry, today the City of Salinas introduced a new agtech microsite -- -- which aims to showcase the agtech opportunities that Salinas offers, and serve as an inspiration for those looking to start, expand, or grow in the industry.

Over the past five years, the City of Salinas has led a strategic initiative to build an agtech ecosystem -- transforming the city into a hub for agtech entrepreneurship and innovation -- and this microsite is part of the city's latest efforts.

"The microsite is targeted towards showing the value of locating an agtech startup in Salinas," said City of Salinas Economic Development Manager Andrew Myrick. "We want to be able to show startups the existing resources that will support their business as it grows, including finding the right local workforce, connecting with our existing companies, and learning about our region's amenities and quality of life."

The microsite provides information and connections on a number of initiatives operated by the City of Salinas and its partners in the region, including workforce training programs such as CSin3 operated by Hartnell College and CSUMB, skills training offered by Digital NEST, and entrepreneurial support offered by the THRIVE Accelerator and the Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology. The site also includes other useful features such as contacts for some of Salinas' major firms, event listings, and blogs