For Business

What Makes Fresno Businesses Thrive?

The City of Fresno is the fifth largest city in California and the largest metropolitan area in the San Joaquin Valley. Surrounded by the mountains, agriculture, and lakes, the City of Fresno offers endless opportunities for businesses to thrive. Not only does Fresno offer a diverse region to do business but it is a reflection of our tight-knit communities that our residents cherish. While we are home to large industries that serve our vast agriculture, manufacturing and construction industries, we equally embrace locally owned businesses, both large and small, from across all industries. Our local businesses are known by their quality and service, and most importantly, their common belief that the City of Fresno is only as good as the community that supports it. So when the time comes to think of the best place to do business, think Fresno, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do.

Quality of Life

The greater Fresno area is the No. 1 agricultural region in the nation- offering fresh grown produce grown right in our own backyard. With its close proximity to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, we offer a wide array of options for outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, water sports, boating, rock climbing and with 300 days of sunshine a year, the options for recreational sports are limitless. We are also the home to a community that speaks close to 100 different languages and is entrenched with over 120 different cultures and therefore offer a wide variety of dining options from authentic Indian cuisine to the best home-made Mexican food this side of the Mississippi. Let’s not forget about the value of comfortable living. Whether you are a young professional that enjoys dense urban centers, a young family looking to buy your first home, or are grown and looking for a place to enjoy all that life has to offer, Fresno truly does have it all.

Educational Opportunities

The City of Fresno is home to Fresno Unified School District which is the 4th largest school district in California. Fresno also includes part of the Clovis and Central Unified school districts as well. While Fresno is the home to 110 K-12 schools offering every neighborhood and every individual the chance for the best educational opportunities, we also offer a wide variety of magnet and career technical schools that prepare students for the workplace. Fresno is recognized for our nationally ranked higher education system including a number of campuses to choose from locally in the State Center Community College District and the nationally recognized California State University, Fresno. The Craig School of Business out of Fresno State not only offers its own Entrepreneurship program but is recognized as one of the best MBA programs in the United States. So not only do we train our community to thrive in the business community, our community sets the standard for business.