Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
MIIS professors Jeffrey Langholz and Fernando DePaolis conducted a study on the impact of agriculture on the economy of Monterey County. KSBW.com reported on the study on June 30.
The study shows that agriculture contributes $8.1 billion to the local economy and provides 76,000 jobs, making it the county’s largest employer.
According to the KSBW.com report, Professor Langholz says that while having one sector be responsible for employing so many people has risks, the fact that agriculture in Monterey County is so diverse does help lessen the risk. He adds that Monterey has one of the most diverse crop portfolios in the nation.
Read the full article by KSBW.com.