The Department's mission is to:
- Build a strong, sustainable economy through a community-wide effort to support locally-owned businesses, start-up companies, water technology and other green technologies
A strong local business community is vital to a healthy community- providing the most private sector jobs and serving as the backbone to our local economy as it shapes our City’s unparalleled character. That is why the local business division focuses on establishing a business-friendly City through innovative policies and initiatives that support our mission to create a sustainable and diverse economy where our unique culture combined with innovation and entrepreneurship serve as the foundation for our business community.
The City of Fresno offers 5 incentive zones designed to encourage local companies to expand, and to attract new businesses to the area.
To find out if an address is located in an incentive zone, try our Incentive Zone Address Locator
.More information on upcoming events and workshops.
FresnoStartUp.com is the central resource for obtaining general information to start a business in Fresno. The FresnoStartUp Guide, a consolidated booklet of startup resources available from participating agencies, can be found here.
The Economic Development Department can assist your business in finding the appropriate loan program that will meet your financing needs.
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Economic Development Department
2600 Fresno Street, Room 2156-02
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 621-8350Was this website helpful to you? Please take a moment to complete this quick 5 question survey.