Fresno County is one of California's largest and most diverse counties. Including an area of more than 6,000 square miles, it is the state's sixth largest county. Within its boundaries are some of the world's most fertile agricultural land and most majestic mountains, lakes, and forests. The city of Fresno, the county's largest metropolitan area and its commercial and cultural hub, is nestled between the Valley floor and the Sierra Nevada foothills.
The county includes many attractive cities and towns, each with its own character. Housing in Fresno County is affordable, with a vast array of lifestyle choices. Whether you prefer rural or urban, suburban or mountain village, affordable housing choices are available. Fresno County is one of the nation's only counties within an easy drive to three national parks: Yosemite National Park (92 miles), Sequoia National Park (81 miles) and Kings Canyon National Park (55 miles). Outdoor recreational activities are abundant, with a full range of winter and summer sports including a ski and snowboard resort, China Peak; a large warm water lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Millerton Lake; and two large alpine lakes, Huntington Lake and Shaver Lake.
Fresno County is centrally located between San Francisco (184 miles), Los Angeles (222 miles), and California's spectacular central coast (164 miles). Fresno County is 162 miles from the state capital, Sacramento, 444 miles from the Oregon border, 298 miles from the Nevada border, and 354 miles from the Mexican border. The Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County invites you to come and explore Fresno County and all it has to offer. You won't be disappointed!
(Click to go to section):
In 2010, the consolidation of logistics and distribution companies was experienced in a major way in the Central Valley. This consolidation was predictable due to the last two years of brutal economy and concerns of where the country's direction was taking us.
Without jobs there is no retail commerce, without retail commerce, there is no distribution of goods. Instead of hiring people and reinvesting in our companies, we started looking for the best tax shelters, taking profits out of circulation. This has frozen growth in the logistics and distribution sector.
The good news is this is a great time to take advantage of very affordable pricing and expand to new markets as the economy slowly starts to pick up, and the EDC Corporate Locations Team has never been busier with outside investors looking at Fresno County.
My opinion and educated view? This is the perfect time to invest in real estate if you have the ability to hold for the next three years.
Most importantly, Fresno County remains the economic engine for the Central Valley: the premier location to expand and grow your business. It may be difficult right now, but Fresno County is the best place from which to distribute goods to 38 million people.
After all the first rule of business is: location, location, location!