Monthly Archives: January 2017

Economic index dipped slightly, still healthy in December ’16

The Business Journal By Business Journal staff January 24, 2017 The Central Valley economy appears primed for job and wage growth in 2017, according to the latest Business Conditions Index released by Fresno State. Economist Ernie Goss, research associate with … Continue reading

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Making a Hoopla: Stanislaus County event to encourage hands-on learning

The Modesto Bee By Deke Farrow, jfarrow@modbee.com January 18, 2017 Scrap cardboard or circuit boards. Musical instruments or machinery. No matter the materials used by creative minds, all are fair game for the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s first Maker … Continue reading

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Center for Water Technology Receives $500,000 Grant For Energy Innovation

Fresno State News By Geoffrey Thurner January 17, 2017 Fresno State’s International Center for Water Technology received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to create the Central Valley Regional Energy Innovation Accelerator program. The International Center for … Continue reading

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Campus Gets $2.2 Million From State to Expand Entrepreneurial Reach

UC Merced University News By Lorena Anderson, University Communications January 17, 2017 UC Merced’s share of $22 million in state funds through Assembly Bill 2664 will help the campus fulfill some of its primary goals: transforming the region economically and … Continue reading

As Rains Soak California, Farmers Test How To Store Water Underground

KQED Food By Dan Charles, NPR Food January 13, 2017 Six years ago, Don Cameron, the general manager of Terranova Ranch, southwest of Fresno, Calif., did something that seemed kind of crazy. He went out to a nearby river, which … Continue reading

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline, Despite 80 Percent California Economy Growth

California Energy Commission January 10, 2017 California’s greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production has declined since 1990 despite the economy growing by nearly 80 percent, a California Energy Commission tracking progress report has found. The drop in greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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