Fresno State’s Craig School of Business is releasing its second annual edition of the Central California Business Review, a magazine that features economic commentary and analysis on future business conditions in Central California.

The publication, which will be released at an on-campus event from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, features analysis from faculty experts in the Craig School and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. The experts share trends in the real estate market, the impact of food and beverage manufacturing, the state of water economics and the growing talent market.

“To showcase Volume 2 of the Central California Business Review, our authors will present leading-edge research on issues driving our Central Valley economy today,” said Don Stengel, interim dean for the Craig School. “New to the lineup this year are the global impact of the region’s food and beverage manufacturing industry, and a deep dive into the business of water economics.”

A light breakfast begins at 8 a.m. prior to the program at the Alice Peters Auditorium in the Peters Business building (Room 191, University Business Center). Authors of articles in the Central California Business Review will present their findings during short presentations.

Presenters will include Tommy Esqueda, who was appointed last year as the director of the California Water Institute at Fresno State and serves as the University’s associate vice president of water and sustainability.

Dr. Samer Sarofim and Dr. Andres Jauregui will share analyses on consumer and real estate sentiment, respectively.

There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are encouraged.

Copies of the Central California Business Review will be distributed at the launch event and will be available online after the launch. For more information, contact Cara Peracchi-Douglas at or 559.278.2919.