EDC Reaccredited by International Economic Development Council

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced on June 2nd that the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) has once again been recognized as one of 41 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in 2001, the organization was reaccredited by IEDC following three successful years of […]

Porterville Chamber of Commerce Recognized for Excellence

The California Chamber of Commerce has named 26 local chambers of commerce to receive the President’s Circle Award. Among those honored was the Porterville Chamber of Commerce. The award, first presented in 2009, recognizes chambers for excellence in business advocacy and helping their members comply with California employment laws. President’s Circle Award recipients published vote […]

Visalia Chamber Man and Woman of the Year Finalists Announced

The Visalia Chamber of Commerce announced the 2014 Man, Woman and Emerging Leaders Year finalists. The winners are kept top secret until the Annual Awards Celebration on June 19th at the Visalia Convention Center. The chamber received many nominations for these prestigious awards, which honor those individuals who consistently go above and beyond to support […]

Presidio’s Venture with San Joaquin Valley Homes Adds 732 New Homes to Local Market

Presidio Residential Capital, headquartered in San Diego, working with Visalia-based development company San Joaquin Valley Homes, is investing $23 million to build five new communities in Tulare and Kings counties. The developments will add 732 new homes to the Valley’s rapidly expanding housing market. “The San Joaquin Valley is developing quickly, and this partnership allows […]

Fitch: Extreme California Drought Not Likely to Pressure Financial Ratings

Fitch Ratings expects California water and public power utilities to maintain strong operational and financial performance over the next year, despite the effects of the statewide drought. Fitch expects the statewide call for conservation will lead to a drop in water sales, which could impact water utilities in fiscal year 2015. However, most California utilities […]

Fitch Affirms ‘A’ Rating for Sierra View Local Health Care District

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the ‘A’ rating on two bonds for the Sierra View Local Health Care District: $18.555 million refunding revenue bonds, series 2010; and $51.52 million revenue bonds, series 2007. “The rating outlook is stable,” Fitch stated in an April 7 press release. “The rating affirmation is primarily driven by the district’s strong […]