Valley economic index highest since April 2015

The Business Journal
By Business Journal staff

February 21, 2017

The San Joaquin Valley Business Conditions Index has reached its highest level since April 2015.

The January index jumped to 59.5, up from 54.5 in December 2016. An index greater than 50.0 indicates an expansionary economy over the course of the next three to six months.

Economist Ernie Goss, research associate with the Craig School of Business at Fresno State, produces the index each month from surveys of individuals making company purchasing decisions in Fresno, Madera, Kings and Tulare counties.

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