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Around The Region: Fresno & Delano

US Department of Commerce Grants Helps Fresno/Delano

A US Department of Commerce grant announced this week helps two Valley towns move forward on projects.

Fresno, California: California State University at Fresno— $178,750 to California State University at Fresno in Fresno, California to support the San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Manufacturing Investment Strategy and Sustainability Plan, which will move the region further toward value-added agriculture and help create and grow food manufacturing companies in the region.

Screen Shot 2013-09-25 at 3.08.41 PMDelano,California: $1.8 million to the city of Delano, California, to help build a rail spur to connect the city with an industrial park and increase commercial activity that will lead to greater employment opportunities. The spur will run about one half mile connecting the main UP line to RailEx, the second such spur, encouraging an a planned expansion of the cold storage rail shipper in town.

Delano Getting Asphalt Plant

City planner Mike McCabe of Delano says Jackson enterprises is buying 15 acres from Sears and plans  to build an asphalt manufacturing and concrete recycling  facility along Hwy 99.

Delano Retail Building Under Construction

A 172,000 sf retail building is under construction at the Delano marketplace shopping center in south Delano. City planner Mike McCabe says major tenants include Ross, Marshalls and Big Five. The building is the second major anchor at the center with the other being Walmart.

Kern Oil Price Down $10 This Month
Gas prices are finally heading down late this month as the price of crude oil declines.Kern County Midway Sunset oil sold by Chevron is down this month alone by over $10 a barrel from $108 per barrel on September 9 to $98 this week.

 

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