Economy

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.

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.