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.

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.