Starting a Business
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Economic Development
2600 Fresno St
Room 2156-02
Fresno, CA 93721
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Think of Starting a Business?
It is always exciting to think about starting a new business. Putting your ideas into action requires a lot of careful preparation. is the central resource for obtaining general information to start a business in Fresno. The Fresno Startup Guide, a consolidated booklet of participating agencies offering startup resources, is available in both English and Spanish. provides a checklist that helps you through the process of registering your business and getting started.  It also identifies other programs that may be useful as you continue to operate your business. received an Award of Merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development. View the entry for the CALED award. For more information about CALED visit

CALED's Awards of Excellence are statewide awards that honor, celebrate, and recognize successful economic development programs, projects, and partnerships.  CALED is California's premier professional economic development organization dedicated to advancing its members' abilities to achieve excellence in delivering economic development services to their communities and business clients.

Other useful links:

Incentive Zone Address Locator

Business Financing

Busines License and Tax

Contact Information

Economic Development Department 
2600 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721
Phone: (559) 621-8350