The Office of Community and Economic Development at California State University, Fresno is a partner in a countywide roundtable on job creation and economic growth convening at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25.

Business owners, residents, state and local officials, union members, nonprofit organizations, community leaders, economists and other interested parties will meet at the Fresno Council of Government Conference Room, 2035 Tulare St. #201, in downtown Fresno.

The event is sponsored by the USDA Rural Development office. Other partners are the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, Fresno Regional Jobs Initiative and the Fresno Business Council.

“This forum will provide an opportunity for residents, business owners and community leaders across the state to share ideas on creating jobs and improving economic opportunities,” said Glenda Humiston, USDA Rural Development state director.

“Government can help lay the groundwork for economic growth,” she said, “but the best ideas for continued growth and job creation often come from local and community leaders. I look forward to hearing these ideas and sharing them with the administration.”

Participants’ primary focus will be on ideas to accelerate job growth in rural America.

For more information, contact Mike Dozier, director of the Fresno State Office of Community and Economic Development, 559.294.6021or

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