Fresno County is located in the fertile Central San Joaquin Valley of California. It is the sixth largest county in the state. It is the top agricultural economy in the United States employing nearly 20 percent of the workforce and providing over $3.5 billion to the local economy.
To the west of the city’s center it is predominantly flat lands, with thousands of acres devoted to agricultural production. To the east, the Sierra Nevada Mountains rise out of the rolling foothills. It is the only county in the country that has three national parks in its backyard including the world renowned Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park.
For those with young children the acclaimed Clovis Unified School District is a leader in public education. If state and national awards for excellence are any indication of the District’s success then you should know that over forty percent 40% of the schools in Clovis Unified have been recognized in the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program and fifty percent 50% in the California Distinguished Schools Program. The San Joaquin Valley boasts a vibrant higher educational school system, too, including several universities, such as California State University, Fresno; University of California, Merced; Phoenix University; National University; Fresno City College, and an abundance of trade and technology institutions.
The Valley is an ideal location for manufacturing and distribution, due to its proximity within one day’s drive of 35 million people. The city of Fresno, Clovis, and nearby Madera are home to a variety of industries. Pelco, with its headquarters in Clovis, is the world leader in the design, development, and manufacture of video security systems and supporting equipment. The area possesses four major medical hospitals including Children’s Hospital Central California, St. Agnes Medical Center, Community Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente. Government, services, and trade are also important economic sectors.
Whether it’s the nearby National Parks, ski resorts, lakes and mountains, the vibrant cultural and recreation opportunities, the reemergence of downtown, or the local sports teams, the amenities of the Fresno and Clovis area make it an ideal place to live, work and raise a family.