Fresno County Spotlight
"From 2013 to 2018, jobs increased by 9.5% in Fresno County, CA from 391,047 to 428,153. This change outpaced the national growth rate of 7.8% by 1.7%. As the number of jobs increased, the labor force participation rate increased from 59.4% to 59.9% between 2013 and 2018."
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Home to the 5th largest city in the world’s 5th largest economy, Fresno County is “Growing the California Dream”. A population of over 1 million residents with a well-trained and available workforce, Fresno County serves as the state’s strategic center with “money back guarantees” to get projects quickly through the permitting process. Fresno County is poised for inclusive investment and projects with 47 designated Opportunity Zones that offer great growth potential. Award winning partnerships, available real estate, exclusive incentive offerings, job-ready workforce, notable wins such as with Amazon, Ulta and the Gap e-commerce fulfillment centers, and the recent announcement of T-Mobile’s new Customer Experience Center are among the many reasons why Fresno is the place to grow your company and the California dream.
Opportunity Zones and Local Incentives Take advantage of opportunities throughout Fresno County with 47 designated Opportunity Zone census tracts. Our zones include industrial and commercial buildings and land opportunities that offer significant growth potential. The Fresno County EDC works closely with financing partners, builders and local stakeholders to help projects take advantage of Opportunity Zones. Find out more about our opportunities by contacting the Fresno County EDC  today .
Fresno County Workforce Programs - In partnership with the Workforce Development Board, Fresno County offers a number of workforce development programs, including the New Employment Opportunities (NEO) program which received a Gold Star Award from the International Economic Development Council in 2018. Through a unique partnership between the Fresno County EDC and Fresno County DSS, the NEO program provides opportunities for individuals to build knowledge and skills, while employers receive up to a year in wage subsidies for participation. The Workforce Development Board has upscaling, training and hiring assistance for businesses throughout Fresno County cities.

Shovel-ready sites and spec buildings are abundant throughout Fresno County. Currently, we have over 4 million square feet of spec buildings either completed or planned, with multiple built-to-suit site options available as well. Fresno County has the perfect location, an available workforce, and local incentives to meet your business’s needs.
Fresno County Business Assistance

Recruit, Train, and Retain!

Fresno EDC offers multiple workforce development programs through unique partnerships with the Department of Social Services and other organizations. Through our NEO program, you can take the guesswork out of hiring and find a qualified workforce along with money-saving subsidies. Connect with the Fresno County EDC for assistance with multiple workforce options for your business including:

  • Securing qualified, pre-screened job candidates to meet your hiring specifications and goals.
  • Coordinating and customizing recruitment events, as appropriate.
  • Locating labor market information and current Fresno County employment projections via the Fresno County Employment Studies.
  • Collecting information such as wage data to build your job descriptions.
  • Various training opportunities for your current employees and new hires.
  • Upskill training for your employees to retain talent.

Contact Us Today!
Fresno County Economic
Development Corporation
900 N St., Suite 120,
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: 559-476-2501

County Spotlight distributed by:
Jennifer Faughn
California Central Valley EDC
Sponsored by:
Central California Workforce Collaborative (CCWC)
Central/Mother Lode Regional Consortium