Economy

Study: Cost of drunk driving high in Fresno

Hefty fines aren't the only thing awaiting drunk drivers in Fresno. A new list also showed car insurance rates in Fresno among the highest in the country after a DUI conviction.

Porterville chamber president resigns

The Porterville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has announced the impending resignation of long-time president and CEO Donnette Silva Carter effective July 31.

BOE: Taxable sales still climbing

California's taxable sales were up 5.5 percent in the first quarter of 2013 over the year before and even higher than that in many parts of the San Joaquin Valley, the Board of Equalization reported.

Report: Valley metros to increase output

The Central Valley's metropolitan areas are among some of the largest in the U.S. expected to grow their economies the most in the year ahead, a new report shows.

Report: Foreign firms sparse in Fresno

A new report shows foreign-owned companies are a boon to the U.S. economy but a scant few are driving employment in Fresno.

Wholesale, food keep Valley economic index strong

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index climbed again in May, reaching its highest level since March 2013.

Madera Co. EDC launches new website

The Madera County Economic Development Commission unveiled a revamped website to better market the county to businesses.

Valley economic index bounces back in April

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index had its best month in April since its last large increase in December 2012.

Valley economic index slips in March

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions index slipped a little in March but remained above growth neutral for the 15th time in the past 16 months.

Fresno workshop to discuss new tax credits

The Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce will host one of more than a dozen workshops around the state to educate businesses about the new California Competes tax credit program.