Category: Economy

Comprehensive Heart Care at Doctors Medical Center Unifies Under New Cardiovascular Institute

Today marks the unveiling of the Cardiovascular Institute of Doctors Medical Center, a single, identifiable name that integrates the comprehensive heart services provided by Doctors Medical Center under one brand. “Unifying our cardiovascular services under one umbrella name shows the communities we serve that we offer advanced, comprehensive heart care right in their backyard. There is no need to travel to surrounding areas for care that is provided here in Modesto,” said Warren Kirk, CEO of Doctors Medical Center. “Our goal is to continue providing seamless heart care for the patients we treat every day.”

https://www.dmc-modesto.com/news/newsroom/comprehensive-heart-care-at-doctors-medical-center-unifies-under-new-cardiovascular-institute

Merced College offers fast track certificate for careers in nutrition

A local valley school is offering students a fast track to start their careers in nutrition. Digging into a career in nutrition isn’t always easy, but Merced College is serving up a solution for its students. In Fall 2020, the foods and nutrition program will offer several certificates as a fast track option. “It allows students to have the time to get right through it and working and going,” said former student Evan Fimbrez. In just two semesters, students can earn a ServSafe Manager Certificate – the first step to a wide variety of jobs in the nutrition field.

https://abc30.com/merced-community-college-food-and-nutrition-program-science-nurition-school-programs/5908741/#:~:text=A%20local%20valley%20school%20is,start%20their%20careers%20in%20nutrition.

NEW DEVELOPMENT COMING TO CLOVIS PARCEL

A long-vacant parcel of land in Clovis will be getting several new leases on life over the next three years, with construction officially under way on a pair of buildings. The land — stretching 2.3 acres on the corner of Herndon and Peach avenues in Clovis — was purchased in parcels by Marihart Properties between 2017 and 2019. According to John, James and Falina Marihart, the family business started construction on phase one in November, which they expect to complete in the summer. Once completed, 4,000 square feet of the 10,000-square-foot building will house the new headquarters for PC Solutions. PC Solutions was founded by John D. Marihart.

https://thebusinessjournal.com/new-development-coming-to-clovis-parcel/?utm_source=Daily+Update&utm_campaign=b3e3ea97e6-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_02_05_08_40&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fb834d017b-b3e3ea97e6-78934409&mc_cid=b3e3ea97e6&mc_eid=a126ded657

JAPANESE FIRM EXPLORES FRESNO AREA FOR US HEADQUARTERS

It’s not news to people in the Central Valley that we have one of the richest agricultural regions in the country and the world. The fertile soils of the San Joaquin Valley have been garnering attention from businesses in other countries — most recently, a well-established company from Japan. Manda Fermentation Co., Ltd., founded in 1987, is a health food manufacturer in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, whose flagship product, “Manda Koso,” along with other fermented foods, has been spurring interest in the United States.

https://thebusinessjournal.com/japanese-firm-explores-fresno-area-for-us-headquarters/

Chevron powers innovation with $450,000 gift to Fresno State

CSUB receives largest gift in its history to establish Grimm Family Center for Agricultural Business

California unemployment holds at record low 3.9 percent in December

In the Central Valley, only Sacramento County had a jobless rate less than the state’s average. Adjacent Yolo County was at the state average while all other Valley counties had unemployment rates greater than the state average. The job gains in December contribute to a record job expansion in California of 118 months, surpassing the long expansion of the 1960s. California has gained  3,422,900 jobs since the current expansion began after the bottom of the Great Recession had been reached in February 2010, accounting for more than 15 percent of the nation’s 22,688,000 job gain over the same timeframe.

https://files.constantcontact.com/2cb20f61601/990b8725-e4ad-4de4-a1fa-81c18377ceda.pdf

Free seven-month “code academy” expands in Stanislaus

As many as 1,000 Central Valley residents could be trained to be software programmers in an expanding program offered in Modesto. Programmers are in sharp demand and often command high salaries. Bay Valley Tech is teaming with the Stanislaus County Office of Education to offer free training – valued at as much as $15,000 – for local residents. Students in the “code academy” learn new programming skills through flexible online courses, peer-based tutoring and weekly in-person classes where they have opportunities to network with local software professionals and hiring managers. Bay Valley Tech says it has also partnered with local companies to provide software  professionals as code academy mentors and paid internships for top program graduates.

https://files.constantcontact.com/2cb20f61601/ec8a109f-49dc-49f3-bf6e-f76699eedb88.pdf

Newsom budget includes $15 million for UC Merced, Valley medical education

A building lighting ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the University of California, Merced 2020 Project on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.  The Central Valley’s physician deficiency may get a needed boost from the proposed 2020-21 California budget. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s suggested budget offers $15 million in ongoing funding to expand medical education at UC San Francisco School of Medicine Fresno Branch Campus in collaboration with UC Merced.

https://www.mercedsunstar.com/news/local/article239253088.html

Business landscape looks bright for Shafter

The City of Shafter has been enjoying a reputation of being one of the fastest growing cities in business in recent years, attracting such companies as Target, Ross and several other big retailers. The most recent addition is Walmart, which is scheduled to open the most technologically advanced distribution center in the nation in Shafter in the fall of 2020. Bob Meadows, business development director for the city, says Shafter is a sought-after destination for businesses, large and small. “We have several irons in the fire. This year should see the city continue to build on this success and make 2020 a special one.” Financially, the city has been touted as one of the most financially sound cities in the state. Meadows said that since he joined the city last year, he has become aware of the great reputation the city has in Kern County, as well as in the state of California.