Office of Community and Economic Development
We have a regional perspective of connectivity.
The Office of Community & Economic Development at Fresno State connects the University to the community throughout the eight counties of the San Joaquin Valley. We connect the community to the resources of Fresno State, through data, research, industry insights, and connections to collaborators, investors, researchers, affiliates, and new markets.
We administer the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, Fresno State Connect Initiative, EDA University Center, Small Business University, Parent University, Fresno State REFRESH, Valley Ag Connect, Veterns Entrepreneur Center, Women's Entrepreneur Center, San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium, SmartFarm University, and the Community and Regional Planning Center located on the Fresno State campus.
We have a history of collaboration with numerous partners, both on the Fresno State campus, in Fresno and its surrounding communities, and across the San Joaquin Valley. Each partner is committed to this region and contributes to the effort for aligning economic development strategies and maximizing regional impact.
Our partners are both public and private sector and for profit and nonprofit. Click on Partners for full lists of Community Partners and University Partners.
Our university is Fresno State. Our community is Fresno and the expanse of the San Joaquin Valley.
We would appreciate the opportunity to introduce ourselves in person and discuss how Fresno State can connect with your organization.
The Office of Community and Economic Development was established in August 2000.