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Center for Business and Policy Research
Eberhardt School of Business
Jeffrey Michael, PhD - Exec. Director
Thomas Pogue, PhD - Assoc. Dir.
Sacramento Office: 916.340.6084
Stockton Office: 209.946.2913

2015 North San Joaquin Valley (NSJV) Index

Cover of the 2015 NSJV Index report The North San Joaquin Valley (NSJV) region is made up of three adjoining California counties: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced. The region is a little larger than Connecticut, and with over 1.5 million residents, its population is larger than that of 11 states. While the NSJV is a distinct region, it is rarely recognized as such by the political and business communities. When economic development, policy, and planning processes are organized above the county level, the NSJV is typically grouped in an enormous geography of the entire San Joaquin Valley or Central Valley. As a result, the unique characteristics and opportunities of the NSJV can be overlooked.

This inaugural 2015 edition of the North San Joaquin Valley Index and an associated conference were created to help further the concept of a NSJV regional identity, and bring regional leaders together to understand economic, social, and environmental trends and spark discussion of areas where regional collaboration could be fruitful.

The Index is organized into three broad themes: The Economy of the NSJV, the People and Society in the NSJV, and the NSJV as a Place. Please click on the image at the right to access a copy of the report. 

October 13, 2015 Conference Materials 

Conference agenda 

PowerPoint Slides: Session 1  

PowerPoint Slides: Session 2