About Us

Unified Effort

Fresno Works is an unprecedented bipartisan coalition of officials from the County of Fresno, City of Fresno, and the Council of Fresno County Governments, working together with the education, labor and business communities to ensure the success of the California High-Speed Rail initiative and its heavy maintenance facility in Fresno County. This group has come together in support of this effort to bring forward a technically responsive and compelling expression of interest in locating the heavy maintenance facility in Fresno County.

The Fresno County Board of Supervisors and the Fresno City Council both have passed resolutions supporting action to welcome the heavy maintenance facility to Fresno County and provide the financial incentives and cooperation necessary to make it happen.

Fresno County is proud of the fact it provided the largest percentage vote of any county in the San Joaquin Valley in support of Proposition 1A, the Safe, Reliable High-Speed Passenger Train Bond Act, on the November 2008 ballot.

Leadership - Vision - Accord

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Pictured (L to R): Fresno County Supervisor Susan B. Anderson, Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea,
Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearingin, and Fresno Council of Governments Chair Trinidad Rodriguez

Fresno Works is an expression of all the requirements and promise of the California High Speed Rail Heavy Maintenance Facility. Fresno County has assembled a large, flexible site and a generous package of economic incentives. The Fresno Works site has been rigorously examined and tested and more than conforms to the Authority’s exacting criteria. By any measure, Fresno County is the right location for the HMF.

Functional compliance is only part of Fresno Work’s offering – we have a broad vision for the HMF, one that will position the CHSR system as the global showcase for high-speed rail, drawing investment and commerce from around the world. Fresno Works proposes to create a national high-speed rail research and training academy, and is committed to supporting the Authority in building a facility that minimizes adverse impacts to the environment, energy dependency and climate change issues, while maximizing opportunities for green collar jobs.

With the Central Valley’s largest employment pool and most extensive system of higher education, Fresno Works has the right workforce and training infrastructure to satisfy the HMF in the near- and long-term. Our people have the skill and motivation to satisfy the HMF’s strict requirements, as well as the ingenuity and desire to realize the inherent promise of high-speed rail in our community.

Fresno County Alliance for the High Speed Train

County of Fresno City of Fresno Council of Fresno County Governments
EDC Serving Fresno County Fresno Pacific University Fresno County Workforce Investment Board
California State University, Fresno State Center for Community Colleges Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission
West Hills Community College Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce Fresno-Metro Black Chamber of Commerce
Greater Fresno Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Regional Jobs Initiative West Fresno Coalition for Economic Development
I-5 Business Development Corridor 5 Cities Economic Development Authority Central Unified School District
Central Valley Business Incubator City of Clovis Clovis Unified School District
Fresno Business Council Fresno County Office of Education Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District
Fresno Unified School District Pacific Gas & Electric Company The Training Institute
University Business Center West Side Institute for Technology Fresno Works