Is Fresno Bad for Business?

December 16, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Fresno has placed near the top of a list no city wants to be on. It ranks second among the worst areas in the country for business ... according to the financial website "" According to the study Fresno's reliance on agriculture and little else for its economy is one of the reasons for the poor rating.

One economist said, "Fresno has always been its own little beast. I don't have anything good or bad to tell you about it."

Youngstown, Ohio was considered the worst area for businesses. Stockton and Bakersfield gave the San Joaquin Valley three cities in the top ten.