Video provided by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors Public Press Conference
(El Centro, CA) –In recent years, it has been determined that the Imperial County region holds significant lithium and rare mineral resources. It is estimated that Imperial County may hold as much as fifteen (15) million metric tons of these vital resources. The demand for these resources is expected to increase dramatically as the consumer demand for electric powered vehicles and portable electronics expand. In addition, geothermal production may also expand to between 1,500MW and 3,000MW over the next two decades, bringing even further potential for economic investment and community development. The Imperial County Board of Supervisors will hold a press conference on the Lithium Valley Economic Opportunity Investment Plan (LVIP). This plan provides a detailed framework and specific actions for the County of Imperial to pursue economic investment from the lithium industry in partnership opportunities from the State of California and the United States Federal Government.