• 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, the Smart Valley Places initiative, 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: OCED announces new hires for fall 2014

We are proud to announce our new hires for fall 2014. Marianne Collins King as associate director, operations; Emily Pasquarelli as administrative assistant; Jenna Chilingerian as program assistant; Karmjot Grewal as program manager; and Jena Rodriguez as communications assistant. For information about each person, download the full news release.


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