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Welcome to Fresno County, CA
Fresno County is positioned in a fertile, well-populated valley with plenty of water and plenty of hard-working, resourceful people. It is no wonder it is the biggest producer of agricultural goods in the Nation. Fresno County is also a thriving, growing, rapidly emerging entrepreneurial haven that should never be dismissed as a single-industry economy. It has grown from being an agricultural Eden into becoming the agribusiness capital of the world and the commercial and metropolitan center of Central California. Fresno County agribusiness produces more than 250 crops, from specialty and organic produce sold in local open-air markets to staple products that feed and clothe the world. In Fresno’s business-friendly environment, opportunities abound for business on all levels, from corporate enterprises to mom-and-pop eateries, boutiques and coffeehouses. Fresno is one of the state’s agricultural, business and transportation hubs. Fresno’s time has arrived. Fresno offers visitors, families, professionals, conventions and a varied and growing host of industries, an exciting and multifaceted city full of beauty, adventure, cultural diversity, safety, strength and stability. Important new developments are taking place in all corners of the city including new housing, schools and cultural, entertainment and shopping centers.
New freeway construction connects the city and region, offering rapid access to every part of Fresno and Fresno County. And just as important, new development and revitalization are taking place in many of the city’s existing neighborhoods. Its economy, its high quality of life and its low cost of living make it nothing short of a terrific bargain. Fresno was acknowledged as a winner of the 2000 All-America competition. This distinction was no surprise to those who live here and enjoy the city’s quality of life. This city has seen a decrease in crime since 1994 by 61%. It has a moderate cost of living with many cultural opportunities. It has much available in the way of “city life.” Its entertainment includes an excellent symphony orchestra, museums, live theater, numerous movie theatres and a multitude of eateries and night spots. Fresno also offers an outdoor recreational paradise. Fresno County is the only county close to three National Parks: Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Sierra National Forest offers high-country camping in the summer and skiing in the winter. Kaiser, John Muir and the Minarets wilderness areas offer the ultimate in popular back country experiences and the world-renowned Sequoia Kings Canyon and Yosemite national parks provide unrivaled visual splendor. Fresno is also surrounded by water with lakes as close as 15 minutes away from town and white-water rafting available on two of its large rivers. The nationally acclaimed Blossom Trail takes visitors on a 62-mile tour through gorgeous blooming orchards and luscious foothill fluorescence in the beautiful springtime weather anywhere. Fresno is truly a vibrant city. It is diverse with many opportunities. It is a strong and safe community. All these things make Fresno a dynamic metropolis. Welcome to Fresno!