Economy

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.

Valley economic index increases in October

The Valley’s economy is expected to continue to grow, as the San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index increased to 51 in October, according to Fresno State’s Craig School of Business.

Study: Hanford-Corcoran among military boom towns

The Hanford-Corcoran area made the list of America’s Top 10 Military Boom Towns, compiled by storage unit provider SpareFoot.

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.