Economy

Valley economic index reveals sluggish growth

The Central Valley was in slow growth mode for February, with many still feeling the pain of the West Coast dock disputes last month, according to a new economic index report.

Economic outlook: Is Fresno’s star finally rising?

Fresno, "The best little city in the USA."In a speech earlier this month honoring Fresno’s Economic Opportunities Commission, Mayor Ashley Swearengin said the city is currently in the midst of a major transformation.

Valley economic index slips in February but remains positive

For the 15th consecutive month, the San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index tallied a positive reading of the Valley economy.

SJV Business Conditions Index remains positive

The latest San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index remains positive, indicating the area’s economy will remain in an “expansionary” mode for the next three to six months.

Valley economic index slipped in December

The Central Valley economy waned a bit at the end of 2014, though there are indicators of improving growth for the first half of this year, according to a new report from Fresno State.

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.

Fresno workshop to explain California tax credits

The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will host a workshop at Fresno City Hall on Jan. 20, 2015 as it educates businesses on applying for the California Competes tax credit program.

Valley taxable sales still rising

The California Board of Equalization reported taxable sales for the third quarter of 2013, showing retailers in the San Joaquin Valley doing better than ever.

Valley economic index hits record

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index increased to a record level in November, exceeding the growth threshold for the 12th consecutive month.

Valley schools to get PG&E grants

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced $250,000 in Bright Ideas grants to schools across California, $25,000 of which is coming to the San Joaquin Valley.