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Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

With 10 movie ranches, four studios and a record number of 2013 filming days, local film industry experts agree that Santa Clarita deserves its new moniker: Hollywood North.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Valley: Home sales continue upward climb

SANTA CLARITA - After more than a year of falling inventory, Santa Clarita saw the first year-over-year gain in the number of homes listed for sale in July.

August 26, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Landscaper returns to roots

While most people are vacationing or enjoying the summer months, Santa Clarita resident Dan Blumel has had his hands full acquiring a division of a multi-national corporation.

August 25, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


New building remodeled for drive-through

Passersby wondered why a newer building in a relatively new Santa Clarita shopping center is being torn down.

August 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Bohemia meets flavored ice cream

Specialty retailer, Free People, announced it is opening its doors at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Santa Clarita Aug. 23.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Frankie’s, Sake Bistro closing

Two Santa Clarita rest-aurants that opened during the economic downturn are closing their doors in the Bridgeport Marketplace shopping center on Newhall Ranch Road.

August 22, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Does taxation equal stagnation?

Asking whether "California can really tax itself into prosperity" was the theme of keynote speaker George Runner's address Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's luncheon.

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


Braly is now a Poole & Shaffery partner

Attorney Hunt C. Braly has become Poole & Shaffery's newest partner, the law firm announced Tuesday at the Valley Industry Association's monthly membership luncheon.

August 20, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hiring credits deadline looms

In June the California legislature took away what Santa Clarita considered to be an effective tool used in attracting businesses to the region – Enterprise Zones.

August 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jobless numbers edge up

Jobless numbers for Santa Clarita grew again in July, according to data released by the state's Employment Development Department.

August 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


SCV locals honored with business leadership awards

SANTA CLARITA - The 2013 SCV Leadership Awards awards were delivered Thursday night at the Hyatt Regency Valencia hotel in Santa Clarita.

August 16, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Tenancy up at Town Center

An improving economy has helped drive more leases to shopping malls such as Santa Clarita's Westfield Valencia Town center.

August 15, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


OSH hardware is closing

The Orchard Supply Hardware Store in Santa Clarita is closing.

August 12, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Local Business News


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Santa Clarita Valley June home sales dip

Home sales sputtered slightly in June, although the increasing number of existing homes listed for sale are beginning to pull the Santa Clarita Valley out of the "inventory drought" it had been in during the recession.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Car slams into 4 parked vehicles in Valencia

A car slammed into four vehicles parked on the side of westbound Magic Mountain Parkway across from the Westfield Valencia Town Center on Friday.

July 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


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 | Santa Clarita Valley 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


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