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December 2011 Newsletter

Winter BEAR Breakfast

9th Annual
Real Estate Forecast

Thursday, January 19, 2012
CSU Fresno - Residence Dining Hall

Roger Van Groningen, The Crossings
Marlene Murphey, Redevelopment Agency

Tickets available now!
EDC members $15
Non members $25
Contact Kristen Kawaguchi to RSVP

Save the Date!

Thursday, March 15, 2012
5:30pm - 7:00pm, Reception to Follow
Radisson Conference Center - Downtown Fresno

You don't want to miss this event!

Keep a look out for an anouncement on the event speaker lineup.

Are you in the ZONE?!

You’ve heard about these business tax credits.  Now find out if your business qualifies!  The Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credit was established by the State of California to provide businesses the opportunity to create additional jobs, access more resources, and increase overall profitability through tax savings. The tax credit can save employers up to $37,440 per qualified employee. Incredibly, fewer than 15% of qualified businesses know about - much less - take advantage of this tremendous incentive.

To find out if your business is in the ZONE, please contact:
Victor Bribiesca

Welcome to the Newest EDC Member!

Mid Valley Disposal

Mid Valley Disposal is a privately held local recycling and solid waste management company that has been in business since 1997. They are dedicated to providing a “personal touch” to all of their customers through the generations of experience in the industry that their team has. Mid Valley Disposal strives to provide customers with the best quality service, innovative recycling education programs, and community participation. Contact Mid Valley Disposal at 559-843-2467.

Fashion Furniture Solar Project

Did you know that before the end of 2011, Fashion Furniture will complete installation of a solar electricity project? 
The details of this project are:

- 320 kW Roof-Mounted system
- 1685 Solar Panels being installed
- $1,300,000 Investment in the system
- Job completed by Nova West Solar
- Current average PG&E bill of $16k, reduced to zero electricity

Happy Holidays from the EDC!

The EDC office will be closed from December 19, 2011 through January 1, 2012.

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