Interstate 5, and State Highway’s 99, 41, 43, 198 and 65 serve the zone, in the east/west and north/south direction. The Santa Fe and Union Southern Pacific Railroad provide the infrastructure for freight and passenger rail service. The San Joaquin Valley Railroad/Genesee Wyoming Rail provides short line rail freight service for both Santa Fe and Southern Pacific lines. Amtrak is the passenger rail provider conveniently located in the city of Hanford. Passenger air travel and air freight service is available at the Visalia Airport, as well as at the Fresno Air Terminal located within a 40 minute commute time.
Electric utility providers serving areas in the RMDZ include Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric. Southern California Gas Company provides natural gas service. With over 350 days of sunshine, solar energy installations have created a dedicated energy supply for residential and business establishments reducing utility rates. Water and sewer services are provided by the municipalities located within the Zone. CalWater provides water service to residents and industry customers in the city of Visalia. Major carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Sprint and others provide telecommunication services.
There are three large material recovery facilities that serve the RMDZ zone in Kings and Tulare County. Programs are in place to collect green waste, plastics, tires, manure, C&D, beverage containers and new programs to collect food waste have been implemented in select communities in the RMDZ.
The zone has a ready supply of improved industrial land and improved commercial land for new construction. Nationally ranked for its agricultural industry, the zone’s affordable housing and land costs and abundant work force attracts manufacturing and related industries to the area.