Thousands of people from all over the world will be traveling to our County this month to attend the 52nd annual World Ag Expo taking place February 12-14 in Tulare. The largest exposition of its kind, the World Ag Expo brings more than 1,500 exhibitors displaying the latest cutting-edge agricultural technology and equipment; and with that comes local spending.
Last year over 100,000 people came from 49 states and 63 countries to attend the three day show. Local hotels, restaurants, and our regional airports are packed with World Ag Expo exhibitors and visitors expending funds in our local economy.
Yet beyond the taxes we receive from the many sales transactions that occur during the World Ag Expo, the annual event also brings business activity to our County in other ways.
For example our local nurseries benefit from the exhibitors who buy ornamental plants to spruce up their exhibit space during the show.
Or equipment dealers looking to show off their latest tractor model, contracting with a local car wash business to clean their display equipment so it shines for show goers. Finally, all the equipment making its way to and from Tulare for the show is often transported by local trucking companies.
From internet wifi sales to towing companies, security services and even ambulance contracts, many businesses benefit from the world’s largest Ag Exposition being held in Tulare County.
If you haven’t been to the annual World Ag Expo before, take the time to attend this year’s event. It is quite the site to see. For more information about this year’s show visit www.worldagexpo.com.