California’s Central Valley: The Next Investment Frontier?

Jan 26 2006 | 7:41pm ET

By Deirdre Brennan

Investors may be talking about India and China as the hottest places to invest, but some experts believe that there is an overlooked goldmine of growth right here in the United States. Peter Weber, co-chair of the Fresno Regional Job Initiative and an investor in The Central Valley Fund, a private equity vehicle which invests exclusively in companies in California’s Central Valley, believes that the region is a fertile place for private equity and venture capital firms to plant their money.

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