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Gazarian Real Estate Center (GREC)

The Gazarian Real Estate Center is housed at the UBC. The Gazarian Center’s goal is to support the Craig School’s Real Estate and Urban Land Economics option for students as well as the expansion of research by faculty and graduate students. The Gazarian Center also provides educational opportunities, conferences, seminars and workshops for real estate and land use professionals.

For more information please visit the program web site by clicking here.

Institute for Family Business (IFB)


The Institute for Family Business’s mission is to provide a forum for education, resources, and community network directed to the unique needs of the family owned and closely held partnerships in the Central California area with the intent of improving and helping in the success of families and their businesses. IFB offers:

  • In-depth programs and seminars featuring renowned speakers, addressing topics affecting your business and related family issues.
  • Courses specifically designed to help your family-owned business become more successful.
  • Community involvement in the large network of family businesses and service providers in a non-commercial atmosphere.
  • Quarterly newsletters and a comprehensive web site designed to keep you up-to-date on issues and events.
  • An annual awards luncheon recognizing family-owned business achievements.

For more information please visit the program web site by clicking here.

San Joaquin Valley Survey of Business Conditions

On the first business day of every month, the San Joaquin Valley Survey of Business Conditions is released by the Craig School of Business at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Ernest Goss, a Research Associate of the Craig School of Business surveys supply managers using the same methodology used for The Institute for Supply Management (ISM), formerly the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM).

The National Association of Purchasing Management began in 1931 to formally survey its membership to gauge business conditions.

The overall index ranges between 0 percent and 100 percent. An index number greater than 50 percent indicates an expansionary economy, and an index under 50 percent forecasts a sluggish economy, for the next three to six months.

The counties included in the survey are: San Joaquin, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, and Tulare. You can click here to visit the web site.

Central California Business Review

Central California Business Review is an annual report compiled by the Craig School of Business featuring valuable insights into the regional economy across multiple sectors, including overall business conditions, consumer and real estate sentiments, the labor market, agriculture, manufacturing, banking, and global business. To view the report, please click here.

Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center

The Craig School of Business works closely with the U.S. Department of Commerce to support the Fresno U.S. Export Assistance Center. TheUSCommercialServiceCommercial Service has a network of export and industry specialists located in more than 100 U.S. cities and over 80 countries worldwide. These trade professionals provide counseling and a variety of products and services to assist small and mid-sized U.S. businesses export their products and services. For more information please call (559) 348-9859 or visit