Economy

Report: Fresno runs key trade surpluses

Fresno is well-known for exporting its agricultural products, but it's also a significant source of textiles and mixed freight in the country, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.

Survey: Obamacare putting damper on Valley economy

While the San Joaquin Valley's economy continues to growth, the rate of growth in September fell compared to August.

Merced enterprise zone expands to Madera

Businesses in Madera County will be able to reap some healthy tax benefits since the Merced Regional Enterprise Zone got the OK to expand southward.

Forecast: Fresno area to see 10.7% unemployment by '16

Unemployment in the Fresno area is expected to hit 10.7 percent in 2016, according to a new economic forecast.A new economic forecast of the Fresno metro area projects the unemployment rate to continue falling through the next few years, hitting 10.7 percent in 2016.

Water unaffordable to some in San Joaquin Valley

(AP) — A new study finds people living in poverty in California's rural San Joaquin Valley pay more than two percent of their income on tap water — above the threshold of affordability set in a state law.

Survey: Valley economic growth slowing

The San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions index dropped marginally in August but still indicates a growing economy, according to the monthly survey released on Wednesday by Fresno State’s Craig School of Business.

Meeting to explain new state tax incentive program

With the state's enterprise program being phased out by the end of the year, businesses will have the opportunity to learn about a new set of tax credits during a session at Fresno City Hall on Aug. 26.

BOE: Taxable sales up throughout the Valley

California's taxable sales grew by 8.5 percent in the first quarter of 2012 compared to the year before, the Board of Equalization reported.

Rainbow Girls conventions to spur Fresno economy

The International Order of the Rainbow Girls, a nonprofit teaching life skills to young women, agreed to hold its annual conventions at Fresno's Selland Arena and Valdez Hall, bringing much needed visitor spending to the area.

Pearson Commercial begins partnership

Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial partner
Local commercial real estate firm Pearson Commercial has partnered with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, a New York-headquartered international commercial real estate advisory firm.