City of Clovis, CA Business Programs & Services

The City of Clovis Economic Development Department offers services to businesses considering expansion and/or relocation to the region, existing businesses in Clovis, and start-up and entrepreneurial enterprises.

Expansion and Relocation Services

The Economic Development Department strives to create a vibrant business community. The City has recently reduced development fees citywide for office and industrial uses by 30% and has instituted greater fee reductions in the city’s core area of up to 70%. Our community boasts a variety of diverse space across commercial, industrial and retail lines. Other local services are provided by:

City of Clovis Planning and Development Services Department

The City of Clovis Planning and Development Department supports area businesses through its planning, building and engineering divisions. Services include planning, engineering reviews and final approval.  The City offers free the Development Review Committee process.  It is a pre-application meeting scheduled between developers and City Staff.  It is intended to encourage discussion on potential development projects. City representatives on the Development Review Committee include representatives from the Fire, Police, Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments, in addition to the Clovis Community Development Agency.  The Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, as well as other outside agencies, may also be invited to attend the Development Review Committee meeting.

City of Clovis Building Division

The City of Clovis Building Division is responsible for the safe regulation of design, construction, use, accessibility, location, and maintenance of buildings within the City.

City of Clovis Economic Development Department   

Businesses opening, expanding in or relocating to Clovis may contact the City’s Business Development Manager to learn more about effectively and efficiently opening and operating their business in Clovis.

Fresno County EDC

The Fresno County Economic Development Corporation was established to promote the relocation, retention and expansion of businesses in Fresno County. The EDC’s services include site selection assistance and business facilitation services.

Existing Business Services

The Economic Development Department is committed to addressing the needs of existing businesses in Clovis. We recognize the importance of our businesses and want to see them grow, expand and thrive. Our services include helping business owners overcome economic difficulties and assisting them with expansion. Other local services are provided by:

City of Clovis Business Regulations

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with requirements for safety, promotions and other needs.

Fresno State Small Business Development Center

The Fresno State Small Business Development Center on the campus of Fresno State University provides one-on-one business consulting, workshops, research, and online learning services.

Valley Small Business Development Association TRAC

The Valley Small Business Development Association’s Technical Resource Assistance Center offers one-on-one counseling, technical assistance and workshops to help small business owners become “loan ready”.

Fresno County EDC Business Expansion, Attraction and Retention

The Fresno County EDC’s Business Expansion, Attraction, and Retention (BEAR) Action Network program is designed to enhance the stability and growth of Fresno County’s existing companies by connecting them with specific resources, information, and services.

Start-up and Entrepreneurial Programs

The Economic Development Department is committed to assisting in the creation of new business ideas in the City of Clovis. We offer concierge services to new businesses and a step-by-step guide for starting a business in Clovis.

Business Start-Up Guide

For a complete guide to starting your business in Clovis, CLICK HERE