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Report: Stubborn problems persist

The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation has issued its first quarterly economic forecast update report.

August 11, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Using process management to increase efficiency

When building operation units at companies, a technique called "process management" is often employed.

August 11, 2011 | By Jana Adkins General Business | Business Columns


Economic Development Corp. to host health care reform event

SCVEDC

August 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Business editor | Local Business News


SCV economy on rise

The recently released Santa Clarita Valley Economic Snapshot reflected some positive economic signs.

August 09, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A celebration of new developments

Lennar's latest home development, Aria at West Creek in Valencia, was part of the celebration last week when Newhall Land handed out prizes and brought in 10 gourmet-food trucks to people touring two new home developments.

August 07, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Lancaster cuts to build

Eager to regenerate growth in the building industry, the city of Lancaster moved to reduce and delay development fees to spur construction and urged other communities in the region to quickly follow suit.

August 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Hundreds show up for job fair

More than 300 people met with employers at the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center's job fair Friday.

August 06, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


KHTS organizes D.C. lobbying trip

Modeled after the annual trip to Sacramento, KHTS AM-1220 is organizing the first-ever local citizens and business organizations lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.

August 04, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The business of making the news

News moves very fast, and quick decisions are made on what to do with an abundance of information flooding media outlets daily.

August 03, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


The one-stop metal shop

Some say Earl Bayless is lucky.

July 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


KB, Lennar open doors for a visit

Opening its third new-home development in Valencia, Tom Di Prima, executive vice president with KB Homes, said the homebuilder is seeing a recovery in some of the top markets - Valencia being one of them.

July 30, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Jana Adkins: Training critical in all aspects of taking care of business

Our dog ate our sofa.

July 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Business Columns


Preparation for a space odyssey

Although NASA's space-shuttle program has come to an end, private businesses will continue to soar above our atmosphere. And tonight, Vivace-Spacetron of Valencia is celebrating their newly designed international spacecraft transporter.

July 28, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


A premium for coverage

The four principals of Petersen International Underwriters of Valencia are traveling to London in September to launch the celebration of their upcoming 30th year association with Lloyd's of London in 2012.

July 27, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Damaged businesses up and running

Boarded up but not closed, the businesses damaged last week, when a sheriff's deputy crashed his car into a commercial building on Soledad Canyon Road, are open for business.

July 26, 2011 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley 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 | 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


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