At Chase, we take pride in understanding the unique needs of our clients and have a rich history of supporting agribusiness companies. For more than 200 years, we have been dedicated to cultivating positive client experiences, and as a result, we report an average 20-year client relationship. We provide value to our agribusiness clients through our experience, industry insights and strategic partnership with our J.P. Morgan Agribusiness and Food Banking team to provide a range of innovative financial solutions to help local businesses realize their full potential.
As residents of Sacramento and the Central Valley, we stay current on local business and industry landscapes and understand the vast business diversity of the region — including agribusiness manufacturers, processors and packers. California as a whole is home to some of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation, and consumer demand for imported health foods from these regions — such as tree nuts — is higher than ever. The state produces nearly half of U.S.-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables. In November 2014, for example, U.S. nondurable food manufacturers’ shipments rose 6.1 percent year-to-date. As international demand for high-value crops grows, so too will the Sacramento region’s advantage in the global marketplace.
In collaboration with the Brookings Institution, JPMorgan Chase & Co. helped to launch the Global Cities Initiative — for which Fresno and Sacramento were both chosen. The $10 million, five-year project aims to equip business, civic and government leaders with the information, policy ideas and connections they need to help their respective metropolitan areas thrive in the global economy. Research like this gives us precise insight into the way Sacramento and the greater Central Valley region trade worldwide, and how local agribusinesses can further thrive.