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Inland Empire Business News June 4th, 2014.002
Inland Empire Business News June 4th, 2014.002

Logistics conference is scheduled

For the first time, the annual Southern California Logistics Summit will be held in Los Angeles County.

This year’s event is scheduled to be held April 23 at Fairplex in Pomona, said Jack Katzanek, spokesman for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, the Inland region’s largest economic development agency.

The San Bernardino-based economic partnership is hosting the conference along with The Drucker School of Management at Claremont Colleges.

Officials from the public and private sector will gather to discuss moving goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the hundreds of warehouse/distribution centers in Southern California, including Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Logistics is crucial to the Inland region. About ten percent of the region’s residents work in that industry, according to the economic partnership.

Holding the summit “over the county line” in Los Angeles County helps to emphasize that logistics is a major element of the Southern California economy and not just an Inland Empire issue, Katzanek said.

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