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Another record filming year

The city of Santa Clarita, increasingly becoming known as "Hollywood North," set another banner year for local filming and announced a new television series is coming to town.

July 11, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Western building sold

An iconic Western-style commercial property located at 23101 Lyons Ave. in Newhall was sold by NAI Capital, the commercial realty firm announced.

July 11, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Businesses learn to grow

Small Santa Clarita businesses wanting to figure out how to grow their business, reach their primary market and be more easily found by customers in an online search were given a broad primer on Tuesday.

July 10, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Eliminating the mortgage deduction could have a domino effect

The negative domino effect would extend beyond the recovering housing market if Congress were to eliminate the mortgage interest tax deduction, Santa Clarita Valley Realtors and other financial experts agree.

July 07, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Properties must be inspected for ADA compliance

A new state law enacted last year that holds property owners accountable for Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, violations, but reduces the number of extortion-like claims against them, went into effect July 1.

July 03, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Local engineering firm acquired

A local Santa Clarita product engineering company has been purchased, and as a result, a Palmdale aerospace company will relocate to Valencia over the next 18 months.

June 30, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Qdoba Mexican Grill to close 67 locations

Qdoba Mexican Grill is closing its Santa Clarita restaurant Friday at 3 p.m.

June 28, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


UPDATE: Legislature OKs enterprise zone reforms

Santa Clarita Valley's enterprise zone was effectively sentenced to death next year as the state Assembly on Thursday adopted revisions already approved by the Senate to reform such zones throughout the state.

June 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Comparing Silicon Valley to the SCV

Santa Clarita startup entrepreneur Brian Tippy gave people a glimpse of the culture that immerses Silicon Valley at the monthly SCV Startup meeting Monday night.

June 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Santa Clarita Valley home sales drop slightly

Sales of Santa Clarita Valley homes dropped slightly between April and May, even though the number of listings increased, according to numbers released Tuesday by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

June 25, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Recruiting up as jobs open

As the jobless rate continues to trend downward, Santa Clarita recruitment experts say they have definitely noted an increased number of hiring requests, and in a few cases, prospective candidates have some leverage they haven't had in several years.

June 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Beef ‘O’ Brady’s coming to town

Expecting to open in time for the Fourth of July, Beef O'Brady's owner said he plans to open to the public on July 2 in Santa Clarita.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jobless rate drops again in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita's unemployment rate dropped once again in May, hitting 5.6 percent, according to numbers released Friday by the state Employment Development Department.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Warehouse Converts To Certified Film Studio

Santa Clarita's Avenue Scott Stages was the first "converted" sound stage to be certified in Los Angeles County when a new chapter of the fire code was put into place, a fire official said.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: The Pet Industry

People think of their pets as members of the family. That thinking has, in part, driven growth in the industry, and today it is a multi-billion dollar business segment. Another factor spurring growth and costs includes advancements in medical treatments for animals.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


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UPDATE: Santa Clarita’s unemployment rate remains low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate settled back down to 5.3 percent in March - mirroring the December rate when retailers hired extra help for the holidays.

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


Hotels get head to toe renovations

Two Santa Clarita Valley hotels got full facelifts for visiting travelers and longer-term guests.

April 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Kia dealer to lay off 40 employees

Forty employees of the Valencia Kia auto dealership are scheduled to lose their jobs in Santa Clarita on May 5, according to the California Employment Development Department.

April 11, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Samsung expanding into SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

April 07, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Lucrative tax credit offered to firms

After Gov. Jerry Brown put a stop to any new Enterprise Zone tax hiring credit for companies, he launched the California Competes Tax Credit program as an incentive to encourage business growth and higher-paying jobs.

April 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Solid Concepts to continue operating out of SCV

The sale of Santa Clarita-based Solid Concepts to Stratasys for $295 million is good news locally, according to an executive with Solid Concepts.

April 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


3D printing company Solid Concepts sold

Solid Concepts of Santa Clarita has agreed to be purchased by Stratasys for a total of $295 million, the two companies announced on Wednesday.

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


Business Roundtable: Trusted Advisers

It takes more than throwing up a shingle, or building a sophisticated looking website, to build and grow a business.

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


Foreign Trade Zone benefits touted for local businesses

Touting the benefits of Santa Clarita's Foreign Trade Zone, the region's economic development entity sponsored a seminar in March for local businesses.

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


International electronics company opens research lab in the SCV

Samsung, one of the world's leading electronics companies, has selected Santa Clarita to open its new research and development lab, setting its sights on becoming an audio systems powerhouse.

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


MannKind readies for FDA approval

In a matter of days, MannKind Corporation of Santa Clarita will learn the Food and Drug Administration's decision regarding Afrezza - it's one of a kind diabetes treatment.

April 01, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Purchase of local aerospace company is a good sign, says executive

The multimillion purchase of Santa Clarita-based Aerospace Dynamics International by Precision Castparts Corp. last week is a good thing for the company and the community, said an executive with ADI.

March 23, 2014 | By Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


New Castic studio aims to inspire

Filmmakers Sanctuary Studio in Castaic - replete with more than 70,000 square feet of studio space - officially opened in February, said its studio head and General Manager, Steve Robertson.

March 22, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


City’s jobless rate dips in February

Like a ping pong ball, Santa Clarita's jobless rate has been bouncing along month to month - and true to form it dropped to 5.4 percent in February, according to a report from the California Employment Development Department on Friday.

March 21, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


ADI sold to company in Oregon

Aerospace Dynamics International in Santa Clarita has been purchased by Portland, Oregon-based Precision Castparts Corp. for $625 million.

March 20, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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