Economic Development / Lance Lippincott, Director

Working in partnership with organizations across the community, Economic Development implements the Mayor’s vision for making Fresno a more prosperous and inclusive city.

Our team works for you:

  • First-Stop for Startups
  • Site Selection
  • Incentive & Program Consultations
  • Small Business Loans and Other Financing Referrals
  • Troubleshooting across all city departments and services including business tax, permitting, parking & code enforcement

One Fresno: Shared Potential, Shared Success

Fresno is an area with limitless opportunity.  Fresno’s post-COVID recovery ranked number two on the list of 49 of the largest American cities, and a recent study shows that Fresno experienced the sixth largest growth in productivity in the past fifteen years.  Contact the Economic Development Department to learn more!

Key Staff

Fresno Economic Development Key Staff


Local, State and Federal incentives / programs to help your business

Business Start-Up Guide

Step-by-step registration checklist. Get started!

Small Business Financing

Learn more about our Financing and Support Programs

Vibrant Fresno

Great cities have great downtowns

Fresno Means Business

We work for everyone who contributes to Fresno’s prosperity


Readying youth for job placement in logistics, green tech and more

Valley to Valley

Connecting California’s Regional Powerhouses

Plans & Projects Under Review

The City of Fresno makes every effort to encourage public participation, while simultaneously informing the public of projects that are under review

Fresno CEDS

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Economic Development

Contact Us: (559) 621-8350