The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit organization established to market Fresno County as the premier location for business prosperity. They strive to not only facilitate site selection for new businesses within Fresno County, but also assist in the retention and expansion of businesses that are already located in the area. The EDC, funded by both public and private investments, offers investors a wide range of benefits and services including business facilitation and advocacy, referrals through the EDC’s Business Expansion and Retention Program, known as the “BEAR Action Network,” and the opportunity to stay connected in the community through EDC events and publications.