Business View Civil and Municipal | Volume 2, Issue 10

24 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 2, ISSUE 10 S ituated about 20 miles southeast of Merced, California in the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, Chowchilla is the kind of place that brings out the very best in people. With a tight-knit community that values tradition and family, and that perfect combination of natural beauty and small-town charm, today’s City of Chowchilla represents a multifaceted, ever- changing canvas of friendly relations that keep a proud agrarian heritage thriving. Geographically speaking, Chowchilla forms a piece of California’s heartland, which is a nice metaphor for the fact that it sits at the center of one of the richest, most productive agricultural zones in the nation. This lowland region covers 19 counties – including Chowchilla’s own Madera County – and stretches for 450 miles from the Cascade mountains in the north to the Tehachapis in the south, bounded by the Pacific Coast Range to the west, and the Sierra Nevadas to the east. Chowchilla C u l t i v a t i n g s m a r t , s e n s i b l e g r o w t h