Currently, there are three operating landfills and three transfer stations in the Fresno RMDZ. The cities of Firebaugh, Kerman, Mendota, and San Joaquin have joined with Fresno County and the community of Tranquility to form the first major industrial development district on the Interstate 5 corridor, known as the I-5 Business Development Corridor Partnership. It is anticipated that the I-5 business development corridor will become an industrial cluster for businesses with common technologies and markets, similar to Silicon Valley in the electronics industry. Two interstate railroads, Southern Pacific and Santa Fe, provide excellent transportation for both passenger and freight transport.
A similar collaboration exists on the east side of Fresno County. The Five Cities Economic Development authority is "a joint powers authority" integrating the cities of Fowler, Parlier, Reedley, Sanger, and Selma. The purpose of the authority is to work collaboratively and cooperatively to expand each city's local economy through job creation and economic development, incorporating essential agencies. By pooling these resources, there are more opportunities for development with a variety of industrial sites and land available.