Economy

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.

Valley regional economic forecast

Economic developers hope the new “Welcome to Fresno” sign on Highway 99 at the southern edge of town greets new businesses looking to relocate or expand.

While no one's expecting a flurry of activity, a number of new developments have locals leaders counting on steady economic growth throughout Fresno, Kings, Madera and Tulare counties next year.

Valley economic index stays strong despite drop

Peters Business Building at Fresno StateThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index decreased slightly in October but still exceeded the growth threshold for the 11th consecutive month.

Clovis tops young families list

Clovis was named the top city in Northern California for young families while Sanger took the top 14 spot, according to a new list by personal finance site NerdWallet.

Madera Co. EDC launches app

A few months after launching a revamped website, the Madera County Economic Development Commission has become even more user friendly with a new mobile app to help businesses and travelers find information about the county.

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.