Economy

BOE: Taxable sales still on the rise

California's taxable sales climbed in the fourth quarter of 2012 with some healthy increases in the Central Valley, the state Board of Equalization reported today.

Valley economic index inches up

Fresno State's Peters Business BuildingThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index rose slowly in February, although some components showed the drought still feeding into business fears.

Report: Fresno income gap widens

Household income may have dropped in Fresno over the last five years, but the gap between the haves and have-nots continued to widen.

Valley economic index falls on drought fears

Fresno State's Peters Business BuildingThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index dropped in January, indicating how the state's drought has taken a toll on the economy.

Forecast: Drought to flatten Fresno job growth

While the pace of economic recovery will strengthen in the state's inland areas this year, drought conditions will likely contribute to little or no job growth in the Fresno area, according to a new economic forecast.

Clovis deemed best for families

Clovis was ranked highest in a list of 20 California cities where young families might like to settle down.

Economist: Fuel prices down, wealth up in ’14, beyond

Wells Fargo economist Gary Schlossberg spoke at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Fresno last week to give his assessment of what businesses can expect in the year ahead.

Index: Valley economy expanded in December

Ernie GossThe Central Valley economy is on track to expand through the beginning of 2014, according to the monthly San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index.

KINGS COUNTY: Steady growth in ag, public sector

Unemployment has dropped in Kings County thanks to a gradually improving economy bolstered by increased construction activity, health care growth and demand for public sector employees.

MADERA COUNTY: Hitting its industrial stride

There were a lot of bright spots for Madera County in 2013, leaving many developers and employers looking forward to a year when the recession would be just a distant memory.