Economy

PG&E grants $40K to Fresno organizations

Two Fresno organizations were awarded $20,000 each from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. as part of the utility's program to support economic and job creating efforts throughout its Northern and Central California territory.

Valley economic index rises in September

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index increased in September, exceeding the growth threshold for the 10th consecutive month.

Fresno Black Chamber to host Urban Leadership Conference

The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce will host the Fifth Annual Fresno Urban Leadership Conference on Oct. 14-15. The two-day event will focus on Fresno's urban community and how civic leaders are addressing areas of education, entrepreneurship, employment and finances. 

Valley taxable sales showing progress

The California Board of Equalization reported taxable sales for the second quarter of 2013, with considerable increases throughout the San Joaquin Valley.

Valley economic index stays strong in August

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index increased by just a hair in August, exceeding the growth threshold for the ninth consecutive month.

Fresno exports hit record $3.1B

New data by the U.S. Department of Commerce shows merchandise exports from the Fresno area increased 17 percent in 2013.

Tulare County EDC reaccredited

The Economic Development Corporation serving Tulare County was accredited for the third time by the International Economic Development Council for its work attracting businesses and promoting community development.

List: Valley cities far from average

Several Central Valley cities fell low on a list ranking U.S. metros by how well they reflected the country's demographic and economic makeup.

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.