Building an Inland Empire region that balances economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and community participation. 

Our Vision

We envision an Inland Empire region that balances economic prosperity, environmental sustainability, and community participation. Through high road partnerships, together we can widen pathways to family-supporting careers and foster a healthier environment for all.

Inland Empire’s

Logistics Ecosystem

Inland Empire’s Logistics Ecosystem

More than 40 percent of imported goods enter the US through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. These goods travel inland to be distributed around the country, making the warehouse and logistics industry the main engine for economic activity in the Inland Empire region—San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The logistics sector employs more than 250,000 of the Inland Empire’s 2 million workers, including warehouse workers, truck drivers, rail workers, and delivery drivers.

The logistics sector employs more than 231,400 of the Inland Empire’s 1.71 million workers.

Only 4 out of 10 people receive a livable wage.

Our Work


Plug In IE convenes labor organizations, employers, and community and environmental justice organizations in a ‘high road’ partnership.

Career Pathways

We combine emission reduction strategies with industry-responsive training programs that lead to high-quality career pathways.


Together, we are creating a regional approach to work and technological innovation that puts the people and environment of our region before profit.

The High Road Approach

Climate, Equity, Jobs Vinn Diagram

The high road is the path to economically and environmentally resilient communities. High road partnerships promote equity and mobility for workers, skills and competitiveness for high road employers, and climate resilience for all.

Learn more about California’s High Road Training Partnerships.


Plug In IE is a fiscally sponsored project of the Inland Empire Labor Institute in partnership with Teamsters Local 1932 and Warehouse Worker Resource Center. It was established in 2021 as the High Road Logistics Training Partnership.

Our Team

Natalie Carranza

Natalie Carranza

Program & Outreach Coordinator

Sir Duplechan

Sir Duplechan

High Desert Outreach Assistant

Athena Tan

Athena Tan

Research & Policy Coordinator

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