• The Pacific Southwest Building stands out over the Downtown Fresno Skyline.
  • Henry Madden Library on the Fresno State campus welcomes students year-round.
  • The San Joaquin Valley is 250 miles extending from San Joaquin County in the north to Kern County in the south and 27,280 square miles of one of the most agriculturally rich regions in the nation.


    In 2010, the combined total value of Valley production was $19,146,945.


an EDA University Center

an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University, designation by Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

We provide connections.

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 would appreciate the opportunity to introduce ourselves to you in person and discuss how Fresno State can connect with your organization.


Fresno State awarded $30k environmental grant

Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development and Community and Regional Planning Center have been given a $39,880 environmental grant from the Fresno Regional Foundation. Starting January 2015, the one year grant will allow OCED and CRPC to establish “StreetsAlive: a Walking and Bicycling Audit Program” which is designed to promote walkable and bicycle-friendly communities within Kings and Fresno counties. Go to News for the full release.