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Industrious people with a strong work ethic are part of the history of Apple Valley. Farming, fruit trees and, of course, apple orchards sprung up during the 1920s. The mining industry began operation in the area at the turn of the century and continues today. Cement and limestone are the main materials supplied by local mining operations surrounding Apple Valley.

Today, Apple Valley is virtually an untapped market for service and industry. Apple Valley offers both established and new businesses an unequaled climate for success. Start-up and operating costs for new and expanding businesses are among the lowest in Southern California. Premium land sites, affordably priced land and a growing labor force of both skilled workers and professionals makes Apple Valley the perfect location for companies.

Located outside the South Coast Air Quality Management District (part of the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District), Apple Valley offers opportunities not available in the Los Angeles basin for manufacturing and industry.

In addition, low labor and production costs, development fees and low property taxes make Apple Valley an attractive business location. Apple Valley has the highest estimated mean income of all the Victor Valley cities.

The medical industry is also growing, and services include cardiology, radiology, oncology and pain management.

Financial institutions in Apple Valley include Bank of America, Desert Community Bank, Citizens Business Bank, Washington Mutual Bank, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and Downey Savings.

Major companies to small home-based businesses make Apple Valley their home because of the potential for growth. With the population of the area estimated to be 400,000 and growing, locating your business in Apple Valley makes sense. The Town of Apple Valley continues to show steady growth in all sectors of the local economy, led by continued growth in sales, tax revenues and the single-family residential sector.

Small apple orchards and farms were the beginning of industry here. The apple orchards are gone but growth continues in Apple Valley — the perfect place to plant your business. Jayco Industries

Our life-long resident, Jay Jeffs has built a nationally-known, manufacturing company right here, in the High Desert. Jayco Industries will be celebrating their 30th year of business in 2017- a grand milestone for a business that grew from the garage of his parents home.

As graduate of Apple Valley High School, Jay conceptualized a mailbox repair business idea conjured by his father. After several years of repairs, Jay expanded his business by designing and patenting The Letter Locker- a high security, locking mailbox for residential and commercial use.

The Letter Locker is the most secure mailboxes on the market and with the multitude of available options, each mailbox can be customized to fit the needs of individual customers. Jayco Industries has most recently patented the “Claw Locking Mechanism,” an optional upgrade that QUADRUPLES the security of your mailbox lock, an option that’s not available anywhere else! Above all, Jayco Industries continues to focus on providing the highest of quality standards and manufactures his products from 100% USA-made raw materials and labor.

Jayco Industries fabricates over a 1000 options with 25 different products lines within their 17,000 square foot, full-line factory in the North Industrial Specific Area of Apple Valley. Jayco Industries opened a second location in the San Diego area and maintains an expansive, nationwide Dealer base. Jayco Industries acquired the patent to the Armadillo Mailbox in 2013 and in 2015, ventured into a family partnership and acquired a product packaging vendor in Redlands, CA.

Jay Jeffs is also the Vice President of the Apple Valley Fire Protection District Board of Directors. He and his wife Sara have a daughter, Charlotte who is in 5th grade.

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