• Downtown Fresno
  • Henry Madden Library
  • Tractor in Field

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 are regional collaborators. We collaborate with organizations to convene and advocate around policies and initiatives that make a positive impact on a regional scale.

We administer the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center, San Joaquin Valley Housing Collaborative, San Joaquin Valley Regional Broadband Consortium, and the Community and Regional Planning Center located on the Fresno State campus.

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

NEWS RELEASE: 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.


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