Mission Statement
“One Voice” unites Fresno County communities
and regional interests in a voluntary and
collaborative effort to seek federal and state
funds annually for projects of regional
significance. All projects chosen shall contribute
to an improved quality of life throughout Fresno
County.
FRESNO COUNTY AT A GLANCE
Population: 920,000
Size:
6,000 square miles
Ethnic/Race White
Diversity:
Hispanic
Black
American Indian
Asian
Pacific Islander
Other
36.9%
47.1%
5.0%
0.6%
8.9%
0.2%
1.4%
Fresno County
Cities:
15 incorporated cities, ranging in population from 480,000 to
4,000
Location:
• In the heart of California and the San Joaquin Valley
• Three hours from San Francisco and Los Angeles
• The only county in the U.S. with three national parks in its
backyard (Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon)
Rankings:
• 10th most populous county in California
• 58th most populous county in the U.S.
• 1st in the value of agriculture crops produced by any county
in U.S.
Facts About Fresno County
Fresno County is located in the heart of the
San Joaquin Valley, a rich agricultural area in
the center of California.
Population: 920,000 (in 2006) the 10th most populous
county in California, with 15 incorporated cities
Ethnicity
10%
1%
5%
White
37%
Hispanic
Black or African American
Asian, American Indian or
Aleut
Other
47%
Economy
Since 1955, Fresno County has ranked as the first or second leading
agricultural-producing county in the U.S. Fresno County’s top crops are
cotton, grapes, and poultry.
Economy (cont.)

Fresno County is home to 1.88 million acres of the world’s most
productive farmland, with agricultural operations covering nearly
half of the county’s entire land base of 3.84 million acres. Fresno
Farmers raise more than 350 different crops, contributing more than
$4.7 billion to the California economy and supporting 20 percent of
all jobs in the Fresno area. Many of the county’s crops are not
grown commercially anywhere else in the nation.

Source: Fresno County Farm Bureau.

Population Growth
Fresno County’s population is increasing at a higher rate than both
the state of California and the nation, growing nearly 80% from
515,000 to 920,000 between 1980 and 2006 (a 2.2% annual
average). This trend is projected to continue into the foreseeable
future.
Source: Fresno COG, California Department of Finance, the U.S. Census
County
d
apid
tion
.
Percent population growth
since 1980
100%
Fresno County
80%
60%
California
40%
20%
United States
0%
1980
1985
1990
2000
2005
2007
Source: 2005 American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of
the Census
Poverty
21% of Fresno County’s residents live below the poverty
level, compared to 13% in California and the U.S.
Source: 2005 U.S. Census
Percent of persons with incomes
below poverty level
25%
20%
15%
10%
5%
0%
21%
Fresno County
13%
13%
California
United States
Source: 2005 American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau
of the Census
unty
are
cally
Ethnic Diversity
63% of Fresno County’s residents are minority (non-white),
compared to 57% for California, and 33% for the U.S.
Source: 2005 U.S. Census
Percent of persons
who are minority
Fresno County
63%
California
57%
United States
33%
Source: 2005 American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau
of the Census
Unemployment
Fresno County’s unemployment rate is 11.8%, far higher than
that of California at 7.0%, and the U.S. at 5.8%.
Source: 2005 U.S. Census
“One Voice” 2007 Priority Projects
Priority
1
2
Project
Friant Corridor
Road Widening
TTHUD (TCSP)
State Route 180 Temperance to
Academy Ave.
Project Description
Widen two- lane road to fourlane divided road with class II
bicycle lanes.
Completion of construction of
the segment of SR 180 from
Temperance to Academy
Project
Location
Friant Rd.
Copper/Millbrook
Aves to Millerton
Rd.
Southeast
Fresno County
Total
Request
Recipient
$3,500,000
County of
Fresno.
$5,000,000
Fresno COG
TTHUD (STP)
3
Golden State
Corridor Ec. Dev.
Infrastructure
Roadway rehabilitation,
improvements and
enhancements to facilitate
economic development.
TTHUD (STP)
4
5
6
Highway 269 Bridge
Project
TTHUD (STP)
Westside Vocational
Center
TTHUD (EDI)
Recycled Water
Master Plan System
– Phase C
Interior (EPA-STAG)
Future of the 144th
Fighter Wing,
California Air
National Guard
Build a 500 foot bridge across
the Arroyo Pasajero Creek
Golden State
Boulevard
through
Kingsburg,
Selma, Fowler,
and portions of
Fresno Co.
City of Huron
$2,750,000
$1,500,000
Build or rehabilitate a
vocational training facility to
provide trade skills training to
low income area of county.
Westside of
Fresno County
$3,000,000
Complete build-out of main
water transmission lines.
Developed in 5 phases – Total
Cost - $35 million
City of Clovis
$2,300,000
To assign F-15 aircraft to the
144th Fighter Wing to replace
the F-16 dated to expire in the
year 2012.
Fresno Yosemite
International
Airport
$0
Fresno COG
Fresno COG
I-5 Business
Development
Corridor, Inc.
City of Clovis
City of
Fresno
Defense
(Authorization)
Fresno Yosemite
International Airport
DHS (Authorization)
Mendota Federal
Correctional
Institution
Justice (Byrne-JAG)
Establish FYI as an
international Port of Entry
(POE) with the US Dept. of
Homeland Security, Customs
and Border Protection Agency
(CBP)
Completion of correctional
institution
Fresno Yosemite
International
Airport
City of Mendota
$0
Restoration
of Funding
to
complete
facility
City of
Fresno Dept. of
Airports
City of
Mendota
Thank you for your time and your
efforts on our behalf. If you need
further information please contact
Tony Boren at 559-233-4148.
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