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Valley unemployment rates fell in Dec. '14

Fresno County's unemployment 11 percent last month, down from 12.1 percent last year and the lowest December rate since 2007.

Fresno State water center announces $1.1M grant

Frenos State's announced today that its International Center for Water Technology (ICWT) received a $1.12 million grant from the Fresno Regional Workforce Investment Board (FRWIB) to continue its research and partnership with industry and government agencies. 

Fresno EOC tapped to manage new First 5 child center

The First 5 Fresno County Commission voted this week to approve the Fresno Economic Opportunities Commission's management and operation of a licensed child development center to be housed in downtown Fresno.

Realtors: Distressed home sales fell in December

The California Association of Realtors (CAR) is reporting that distressed home sales in the Central Valley decreased last month compared to December 2013. 

Local senior facilities prep for ‘silver tsunami'

American Baptist Homes of the West, owner of The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, have embarked on a $121-million renovation project for the Fresno facility.Local senior housing groups and retirement homes are busy making plans to meet increased market demand as the baby boomer generation quickly approaches the 65 and older age designation.

Premier Valley Bank cheers record annual income

Premier Valley Bank announced record earnings of $7.2 million for 2014, up 10 percent from the year prior.

Sierra Vista Mall sold in foreclosure proceeding

Sierra Vista Mall has been sold in a foreclosure proceeding, according to The Business Journal sources. Photo via Sierra Vista MallMultiple sources have confirmed that Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis has changed ownership in a foreclosure sale that occurred on Tuesday.

Olivier, Vidak top Fresno chamber report card

The Greater Fresno Area Chamber has released its 2014 report card of local elected officials and their business-related votes.

'Captain Scotty' retiring as Madera fair CEO

Scott Sample will retire this spring from his position as Madera District Fair's CEO — a job he's held for nearly 20 years.

Report notes Fresno's job growth on global stage

When it comes to economic growth in 2014 — specifically in jobs — the Fresno area stood out on a global stage, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.