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1 Edwards Air Force Base Edwards Air Force Base has been the mainstay for the aerospace industry in the Antelope Valley for over 50 years. This crucial base has supplied Palmdale and Lancaster with critical jobs in defending our country. The base is in negotiations with Fotowatio Renewable Ventures ( to build the largest crystalline photovoltaic solar development in North America. The proposed site is in the northwest corner of the base. For more information on Edwards Air force base, please visit

2 Palmdale Power Plant Southern California Edisons proposed solar plant near Lake Los Angeles. The site is located east of 240th Street East near Avenue S. Edison Mission Energy has applied for a permit to build a 150 megawatt photovoltaic plant on 1100 acres which can produce enough energy for 50,000 homes. This project would consist of 2 million solar panel modules. Also, no water is required. It will bring 200 construction jobs and can be operational within a year. According to the AV Press, So Cal Edison has 20 proposed projects. This is one of them. newsletter/Palmdale Power Plant by 2013.pdf

3 Tejon Ranch Tejon Project Gains Planning Approval - 3,450 New Homes For more information on Tejon Ranch please visit Tejon Ranch is gearing up to sell the first phase of 6000 homes in 2013.

4 Kaiser Coming To Town Lancaster City Council has approved work on improving the drainage in order for Kaiser Permanente and a shopping center to begin construction Construction began to convert Amargosa Creek into a covered concrete channel Shopping center on 10th Street West across from Lancaster City Park Kaiser has already purchased a 40 acre site for a future hospital to be completed by 2018 and medical offices sooner in The City is funding the drainage project and hopes to have the improvements completed by newsletter/greenreport_Issue 5.html

5 Victorville – Gateway to the Pacific Major Logistics Center 60% of the goods in Southern California move through Victorville. Slated to bring 24,000 jobs and support another 18,500 jobs in the surrounding areas Vital source for distribution of consumer goods throughout California newsletter/greenreport_Issue 7.html

6 The Bullet Train Offering 200 mph service. Trip from SF to LA in 2 ½ hours at projected cost of $55 each way Travel from Palmdale to LA in about 30 minutes. Voter approved initiative in 2008 This project has been in design for 10 years Construction jobs projected at 600,000 and demand for 450,000 permanent jobs throughout the state to support the system. Visit

7 Tejon Ranch A 270,000–acre working ranch Located about 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Bakersfield The Ranchs plans for limited development are focused on the western edge of the Ranch: – Centennial a master–planned sustainable new town community on about 11,700 acres at the southern end of the ranch in Los Angeles County. Nearly half of the community will be preserved as open space. Centennial – Tejon Mountain Village, an exceptional environmentally sensitive resort community. Tejon Mountain Village – Tejon Industrial Complex, a 1,400-acre complex located on busy Interstate–5 near its junction with Highway 99. The complex is expected to generate 6,000 jobs and $5.5 million in annual new taxes for Kern County at completion. Tejon Industrial Complex Create up to 3,450 new homes, ranging from resort condominiums to multi-acre custom lots, 160,000 square feet of commercial space and new tourist and resort facilities, New recreational amenities including golf, horseback riding, hiking and bicycling.

8 Embassy Suites Project Planned back in 2007 before the economy had issues. There has been a need to have an anchor tenant to drive business into the Antelope Valley. Opened February 15, Category 5 Hilton Hotel Property. Room rate $ or 50,000 Hilton Honors Points There will be 2000 ft of meeting space and a restaurant Palmdale Convention Center planning in progress which projected at $25 MILLION. newsletter/greenreport_Issue newsletter/greenreport_Issue 23.html

9 E Solar E Solar is now fully operational and powering 4000 homes. We dont have to rely on foreign countries in turmoil. The AV Valley has the perfect conditions to support renewable energy because of the wind and sun factors. The plants are quick to build and cost effective. More jobs are being generated in order to support this. Silicon Valley players such as are providing $130 million funding. Other partners include Bill Gross Idealab, Oak Investment Partners, Quercus Trust and New Jersey-based energy company NRG. eSolar has also announced deals with NRG and utility PG&E, and Gurgaon, India-based Acme Group. newsletter/greenreport_Issue newsletter/greenreport_Issue 23.html

10 Retail Update 7 Wal-Marts (who are huge land bankers. They just spent $10 million dollars for one of the lots back in 2006 in the Quartz Hill area with the plan of opening a super center on 40 acres. Fine stores such as Dillards in the Antelope Valley Mall. Rite Aid, Target, Michaels and many others have warehouses and super centers in the Palmdale - Lancaster area. Online rumor Macys is looking at the now defunct Gottschalks locations as a potential site.

11 Mickey Mouse in Antelope Valley Disney Studios plans to build a 56 acre production facility in Santa Clarita, California. Santa Clarita located about 30 miles west of Palmdale right off Hwy 14. Plans call for 12 sound stages, production offices, a commissary and other facilities used in film, television, commercial and media projects. Construction will bring 3152 jobs and $522 million in direct economic activity throughout L.A. County. Keeps jobs in California! Visit

12 GAVEA Founded 10 years ago, this organization has fought hard to have the region recognized. GAVEAs has brought 8400 jobs and $472.4 million in annual personal wealth. Has provided crucial data for Antelope Valley, such as the cost of living from the Los Angeles County data. GAVEA Report contains over 100 pages of information. Antelope Valley specific data can be located at In-depth yearly report and stats on Home Area Information Demographics Economy Quality of Life Renewable Energy and more Visit

13 Gateway to China The City of Lancaster is work with the electric car manufacturer BYD, Build Your Dream that Warren Buffet opted into for a 10% share of a quarter billion dollars. BYD is located in China and looking for a US site to build a manufacturing facility. 10,000 jobs will come to Lancaster. BYDs chairman, Wang Chuan-fu is listed in Forbes magazine with assets of $5.8 billion. com/info/newsletter/chin eseauto.pdf

14 Palmdale Regional Hospital 380,000 square foot Palmdale Regional Medical Center to opening May, Employees will transfer from Lancaster Community Hospital. 200 positions will be added for nurses to staff the emergency rooms, maternity ward, intensive care unit and neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital will start off with 127 beds and then increase to 239, necessitating about 1200 staff to cover. Overall, the Regional Center is projected to boost the economy by about $280 million dollars in the Antelope Valley. Built along a slope so the hospital varies in size from one story at the southern end to three stories at the eastern wing to five stories at the western wing. Visit Please view the article at nfo/newsletter/palmdale%20re gional%20medical.pdf

15 Palmdale Conference Center The City of Palmdale has commissioned the architectural firm of Fong and Associates to design this 77,000 square foot building. Location is Trade Center Drive and Fifth Street West. Next door to Embassy Suites! Not only will the conference center attract more business, but as a bookend to vacant land, this will bring in more commercial and industrial businesses. The other bookend is the Palmdale Regional Medical Center, so as you can see, land is getting scarce! Good news - despite challenging economic times, the Antelope Valley is continuing to position itself as a major hub of growth ! Visit Please view the article at nfo/newsletter/palmdale%20re gional%20medical.pdf here nfo/newsletter/palmdale%20re gional%20medical.pdf

16 Water flows to Palmdale! A storage tank has been built to accommodate the growing needs of the Antelope Valley. According to AV Press, Construction of Storage Tank No. 4 at Avenue M and Fifth Street East will help Waterworks District 40 better serve customers in northeast Palmdale and the surrounding communities. The cost will be $3 million dollars. Construction will begin this year in July. This tank will help improve water service and distribution to citizens. Palmdale is striving to continuously improve its infrastructure as more people move into the Valley. nfo/newsletter/watertank.pdf

17 NextLight Busy Powering Up NextLight partnering with PG&E with a 25 year contract to supply power to Antelope Valley Construction of the plant to begin in 2010 NextLight also building a 230- megawatt solar power plant on 2100 acres near 170th St. West and Avenue D, connecting to Southern California Edison Environmentally friendly plan using land already disturbed so as to not impact surrounding wildlife and plants Read more at /info/newsletter/FirstCustom er.pdf

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