Industrious people with a strong work ethic are part of the history of Apple Valley. Farming, fruit trees and, of course, apple orchards sprung up during the 1920s. The mining industry began operating in the area at the turn of the century and continues today. Cement and limestone are the main materials supplied by local mining operations surrounding Apple Valley.
Today, Apple Valley is virtually an untapped market for service and industry. Apple Valley offers both established and new businesses an unequaled climate for success. Start-up and operating costs for new and expanding businesses are among the lowest in Southern California. Premium land sites, affordably priced land and a growing labor force of both skilled workers and professionals makes Apple Valley the perfect location for companies.
Located outside the South Coast Air Quality Management District (part of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District), Apple Valley offers opportunities not available in the Los Angeles basin for manufacturing and industry.
In addition, low labor and production costs, low development fees and low property taxes make Apple Valley an attractive business location. Apple Valley has the highest estimated average income of all the Victor Valley cities.
The medical industry is also growing, and services include cardiology, radiology, oncology and pain management.
Financial institutions in Apple Valley include Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Bank of America, Chase Bank, Citizens Business Bank, Desert Community Bank, Downey Savings, Union Bank, US Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.
Major companies to small home-based businesses make Apple Valley their home because of the potential for growth. With the population of the area estimated to be 400,000 and growing, locating your business in Apple Valley makes sense. The Town of Apple Valley continues to show steady growth in all sectors of the local economy, led by continued growth in sales, tax revenues and the single-family residential sector.
Small apple orchards and farms were the beginning of industry here. The apple orchards are gone but growth continues in Apple Valley, the perfect place to plant your business.
Lifelong Apple Valley resident Jay Jeffs has built a nationally-known manufacturing company right here in the High Desert. Jayco Industries celebrated its 30th year of business recently – a grand milestone for a business that started in the garage of his parents’ home.
Jay’s mailbox repair business expanded with patent for The Letter Locker – a high-security, locking mailbox for residential and commercial use. Jayco has continued to grow and develop their product line, but its focus is still on using 100% USA-made raw materials and labor. What started in the family garage has now grown to a 17,000-square-foot full-line factory in Apple Valley’s North Industrial Specific Area, a second factory in San Diego and a nationwide dealer base while continuing to expand.