VIDEO: How Internet giant Amazon brought jobs to California small town
California Forward reported from one small city in Northern California that worked to entice large companies to locate hubs in the city, leading up to Amazon picking the town for one of their huge fulfillment centers, bringing thousands of jobs with them:
At California Forward, we like to tell stories about what some local governments are doing to provide better quality services to the people they serve.
The city of Patterson, 27 miles southeast of Tracy, is a prime example of what happens when elected leaders are collaborative.
It has a population just over 20,000 and known as the apricot capital of the world, this city--thanks to the local government and the community working together--is gaining postive attention for something other than the fruit. It’s putting itself on the map as a logistics hub thanks to a big name company who’s decided to make Patterson its new home—internet giant Amazon.
How did city leaders do it? It took some time and hard work. Cheryl Getuiza of California Forward reports.