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Newhall Lumber property sold

Local investors just closed escrow on the purchase of the familiar Railroad Avenue building in Santa Clarita that housed Newhall Lumber for 32 years.

July 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s jobless numbers down 1.3 percent from last June

While the June unemployment rate in Santa Clarita crept up to 5 percent from 4.8 percent in May, the year-over-year rate for June fell a full 1.3 percent from last year's numbers, officials said Friday.

July 18, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Santa Clara Valley Bank sells for $15.3 million

Santa Clara Valley Bank has agreed to a sale agreement in the amount of $15.3 million.

July 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCV gets high marks from local businesses

While surveys of 75 companies in the Santa Clarita Valley revealed that most are in a growth mode, nearly half of those businesses also cited the need for improved Internet speeds to set the stage for future growth.

July 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business Roundtable: Commercial Real Estate

As recovery continues in the industrial real estate space, several new projects are finally set to come on line with construction beginning as early as this year.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Retail Space

There are a lot more tenants chasing a lot fewer deals in the Santa Clarita Valley retail space, according to John Cserkuti, senior vice president with NAI Capital.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook: Office Space

The inventory of available office space in the Santa Clarita Valley has shrunk dramatically within the last three years, according to Ryan House, vice president with Jones Lang LaSalle.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Hedman Partners marks two decades of success

Hedman Partners' success can probably be counted by the number of firms it has helped to become successful.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita smashes filming records for the fourth year

Film permits issued by Santa Clarita were up 44 percent during fiscal year 2013-14, marking the fourth consecutive year of increased filming in the city, officials said Wednesday.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


California releases list of firms getting tax credits

California released the final list of companies selected for the first allocation of tax credits under the Governor's 'California Competes' program.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


College students design CNC machine for home user

The makers of an affordable CNC - Computer Numerical Control - machine for hobbyists found themselves with a landslide victory when they turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to raise $10,000 to launch their idea.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Valencia Country Club part of sale agreement

The Valencia Country Club in Santa Clarita is part of a collection of 48 properties that have entered into a sale agreement between the seller, CNL Lifestyle Properties Inc. and the buyer, CF Arcis X LLC.

July 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


City’s jobless rate ticks up slightly

After unemployment in Santa Clarita plunged in April to 4.6 percent, the rate rose slightly to 4.8 percent in May, California's Employment Development Department reported Friday.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Valencia Studios is up for sale

Valencia Studios on Avenue Hall has been put up for sale.

June 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV home sales remain steady in May

Sales of single-family homes in the Santa Clarita Valley remained steady in May, while sales slowed in the San Fernando Valley, according to a report released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

June 19, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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City’s jobless rate falls to 4.7%

Santa Clarita's jobless rate fell to 4.7 percent in September, down from 5.9 percent a year ago.

October 17, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City expands movie zone

Three more movie ranches have been added to the city of Santa Clarita's special Movie Ranch Overlay Zone, which is designed to boost local filming.

October 15, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Staff Writer | Santa Clarita Valley News


Vintage Classic Guitars Handmade in Santa Clarita

Lance Lerman, co-owner of LsL Instruments didn't intend to move his company to Santa Clarita until his co-owner and wife, Lisa, forced him to look at a building in the area.

October 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Bella Cucina Succeeds by Focusing on Fresh Ingredients and Service

Expanding in 2008, the owners of Italian restaurant Bella Cucina moved to the wrong location, at the wrong time, nearly sinking the family owned and operated eatery.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Real Estate Market Outlook

Expert: John Cskerkuti, Senior Vice President, NAI Capital

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Saugus Grad Wins Thermador Appliance Design Challenge

As interior designer Emily Rubin worked with her Valencia clients to design a new kitchen, high-end appliances were a priority for the homeowners' who loved to cook and entertain in their home. They wanted all the bells and whistles.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


City Moves Up the List of Top Retail Markets in the State

The city of Santa Clarita moved up to 21st place in the 2014 California Retail Survey "Top 100 Retail Markets of California Cities." More important for the local economy, it was one of only 29 cities with a retail market above $2 billion.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


7-11 Franchise Owners Claim the Chain is Targeting Them

A group of 7-Eleven franchise owners in California filed suit against the convenience store chain alleging the company is targeting franchise owners who are South Asian immigrants with the intent of taking their stores away to re-sell the franchises at higher rates. The practice, claims The Franchise Owner's Association of Greater Los Angeles, amounts to racial discrimination and civil rights violations.

October 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Elite team tracks criminals to SCV

It was already 94 degrees by 10 a.m. in Santa Clarita when the cast and crew of NCIS Los Angeles were well into filming.

September 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New homes pioneer technologies

Taking advantage of panoramic view lots in Plum Canyon, KB Home has built a series of large move-up or executive level homes at its latest Canyon Crest and Canyon Heights neighborhoods in Santa Clarita. More than the design, however, these homes help to protect precious resources.

September 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Business advocates say bill awaiting governor’s signature will hurt companies

Among the bills awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature to become law is one aimed at protecting a growing class of California workers - temporary hires.

September 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Runaway Film Production Leads to Loss of High Wage Jobs

As film flight continued between 2004 and 2012, the film industry lost more than 16,000 jobs according the latest report by the Milken Institute. These aren't just any jobs either. They're high-paying middle class jobs with wages that can average $98,500 per person – jobs that contribute to the state revenues and provide sustainable incomes that allow the workers to spend that money in their local communities.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Filming Helps Support Redevelopment Area

As the historic downtown Old Town Newhall district continues to undergo a renaissance, some of the retailers in the business district have used filming to supplement the bottom line, produce income for vacant buildings or fund charitable efforts in giving back to the community.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Film Incentive Program Serves as Economic Driver to Support Businesses

The city's Film Incentive Program was put in place in 2009 to "drive economic activity" in Santa Clarita. We asked Jason Crawford, economic development manager and overseeing the city's film office, what exactly does that mean?

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


More Movie Ranches Expected to Join City’s Movie Overlay Zone

Providing expedited permit processing and notably lower permit fees than neighboring cities, the city of Santa Clarita is readying to expand the number of ranches it includes it includes in its Movie Ranch Overlay Zone.

September 03, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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