Economy

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.

TULARE COUNTY: Cheese, juice lead manufacturing drive

Food processing continues to be a lucrative industry for Tulare County, which is also seeing positive movement in its real estate scene.

FRESNO COUNTY: Pipeline projects see day in the sun

Genuine enthusiasm and optimism rings through the voice of Lee Ann Eager, CEO of the Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County, when she speaks about what she sees on the economic horizon.

BOE: Taxable sales still picking up in Valley

California's taxable sales grew by 6.1 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared to the year before, the state Board of Equalization reported earlier this month.

Economic initiatives help Sanger's tax revenues

A number of economic development initiatives over the last few years have proved prosperous for the City of Sanger, according to various measures by MuniServices.

Survey: Valley's optimism drops

Less than half of residents in the Central Valley are expecting good economic times ahead, a new statewide survey showed.

Valley economic index falls in November

Fresno State Peters Business BuildingThe San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index fell below growth neutral for the first time in 11 months.

College presidents set to attend awards luncheon Wednesday

Fresno City College president Tony Cantu, Fresno Pacific University president Pete Menjares and California State University, Fresno President Joseph Castro are scheduled be in attendance at the 2nd Annual Trailblazers for Prosperity Awards Luncheon set for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Fresno Fairgrounds.

Index: Fresno caters so-so to young crowd

Fresno ranked 24th in a list of the largest U.S. cities where those 18 through 35 years old might make a pretty good fit.