economic development http://kvpr.org en Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley http://kvpr.org/post/four-reasons-why-google-loves-san-joaquin-valley <p>It's around 150 miles from Silicon Valley to Fresno, but over the last few years, Mountain View-based Google has quietly been increasing its presence in the San Joaquin Valley. In fact, the region that's known for its raisins and almonds is now home to some of Google's top research and development projects.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:47:47 +0000 Joe Moore 29353 at http://kvpr.org Four Reasons Why Google Loves The San Joaquin Valley Brown Going After Enterprise Zones in Budget Proposal http://kvpr.org/post/brown-going-after-enterprise-zones-budget-proposal <p>Governor Jerry Brown is proposing drastic changes to California’s Enterprise Zone program in his latest budget. The zones are located in blighted areas and businesses operating within them can claim tax credits from the state.</p><p>Craig Johnson is President of the California Association of Enterprise Zones. He says Brown’s changes would essentially eliminate the state’s 40 Enterprise Zones. He says the state already has high taxes and high regulations and eliminating tax credits won’t help.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 19:05:28 +0000 Katie Orr 15428 at http://kvpr.org Brown Going After Enterprise Zones in Budget Proposal Bakersfield Blaze Announce Plans for New Ballpark http://kvpr.org/post/bakersfield-blaze-announce-plans-new-ballpark <p>The Bakersfield Blaze minor league baseball team announced today that it will construct a new 3,500 seat stadium at Coffee and Brimhall&nbsp;Roads.</p><p>Team officials say construction on the facility will begin in the first quarter of 2013, and the stadium is expected to open in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 18:49:19 +0000 Joe Moore 6303 at http://kvpr.org Bakersfield Blaze Announce Plans for New Ballpark Food expo showcases local goods to buyers http://kvpr.org/post/food-expo-showcases-local-goods-buyers <p>Hundreds of people sampled local eats today at the second annual Fresno Food Expo including everything from flavored olive oil, chillipepper infused beer and a peach flavored sparkling wine served at the Oscars.</p><p>Nearly 400 buyers and distributors attended the event at the Fresno Convention Center and around 80 exhibitors showed off local products.</p><p>Craig Scharton, the City of Fresno&#39;s director of Downtown Community Revitalization, said that the show is a positive force for the economy.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:52:49 +0000 Ezra Romero 583 at http://kvpr.org