Fresno County Economic Development Corporation

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The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation (Fresno County EDC) is a nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity. As “the Essential Connection” between businesses and much-needed resources, it strives to facilitate site selection for new businesses, assist in attracting new businesses and industries and assist in retaining and expanding existing businesses in Fresno County.

Programs and services
Business attraction, expansion and retention: For businesses interested in investing, locating or expanding into Fresno County, the EDC provides businesses and site selectors with Fresno County real estate and incentive information along with accurate and up-to-date regional information. The EDC also works to enhance the stability and growth of Fresno County’s existing companies by connecting them with specific resources, information and services needed to support the growth of their business. The goals in connecting businesses with these resources are to assist with expansions that result in job creation, help them survive economic difficulties and make them more competitive in the wider marketplace.

Fresno Energy Watch: The EDC markets energy-saving measures to businesses and local governments, educates government officials about available training and energy efficiency programs and coordinates marketing with existing city and county programs.

Business support program for high-speed rail impacted businesses: The EDC, in partnership with the City and County of Fresno, provides advocacy assistance to all business owners affected by the high-speed rail project. These services include: site relocation identification; document review; meeting coordination with city and county staff, PG&E, California permitting agencies, the California High Speed Rail Authority and any other party necessary to ease the transition process; informational seminars; and vetted referral lists, including appraisers, accountants, attorneys, brokers, design/builders
and movers. For more information, visit the EDC at
www.fresnoedc.com.

Industrial space
Locating in or near Fresno, California’s fifth largest city, puts the world’s sixth largest economy at your back door with an affordability that is unmatched by any other large metropolitan region in California. The cost of industrial space in Fresno is 50 percent less per square foot than in Los Angeles and 75 percent less per square foot than in the Bay Area.

Additionally, Fresno’s central location in California provides a major logistical advantage for businesses. All of California and northern Nevada can be reached within one day by UPS and FedEx from Fresno with their standard ground shipping, while OnTrac – a regional parcel carrier – can reach the entire west coast (California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Utah) within one day with their standard ground shipping. Fresno County has a solid foundation from which to grow and expand business. Visit their industrial inventory site for more information: www.fresnocountycities.com.