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Office vacancy rates still high

Rapid pre-recession building in the office market, combined with the economic crash, left Santa Clarita with a higher than average vacancy rate for the office rental market, but there was some positive movement.

August 09, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Local Business News


Changing old movie models

Technology is reshaping the entire movie industry - from the way money is raised to make a film, and now, to the way independent films can make their way into traditional theaters.

August 04, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


An era gone by in Newhall

Billy's Boardshop, a staple of Newhall since 1979, announced it is closing.

July 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Housing prices rise to highest level in five years

The price tag of homes in the Santa Clarita Valley rose to their highest levels since 2008 last month as shrinking inventory continued to drive up prices.

July 29, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Pocket listings rob the pocketbook

Seller beware.

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


Foreclosures spike in California

While California foreclosure notices jumped in the second quarter, Santa Clarita foreclosure sales have, for the most part, continued to decline since the beginning of the year.

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


Startup business demo night

Members of SCV Startup gathered in Santa Clarita Tuesday night as four risk-takers demonstrated their businesses - all in various stages of readiness for product or service launch.

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


Roundtable: Economy of the Arts

A study published in 2012 examined the economic impact of Santa Clarita's arts community on the local economy.

July 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


MannKind Nears End of Clinical Trial, Medical Breakthrough

With luck, Santa Clarita's MannKind Corporation hopes to have FDA approval by April of next year of its innovative diabetes treatment – Afrezza.

July 23, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Mission Valley Bank reports record Q2 earnings

Mission Valley Bank announced Monday that its second quarter earnings of $947,000 were record earnings, up more than twenty-fold from a year ago on June 30, 2012.

July 22, 2013 | By Signal Staff | Local Business News


PBID considered for Newhall

A group of property owners in downtown Newhall are exploring a new means to support businesses located in the historic downtown shopping district.

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


Santa Clarita jobless rate jumps in June

After several months of declines in Santa Clarita's jobless rate, the city's unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in June - up from 5.6 percent in May, according to data released by the state's Employment Development Department on Thursday.

July 19, 2013 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


Stem cell therapy for pets

Suffering from chronic, painful arthritis in their joints and hips, canines Lady and Liberty were treated with stem cell therapy last week at Valencia Veterinary Center.

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


Businesses re-create, thrive

As the song in the musical "Cabaret" went: "money makes the world go round."

July 17, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


State board opening SCV office

A California State Board of Equalization is opening in Santa Clarita by the end of the year said an official with the agency.

July 14, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


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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


SCV home prices continue to creep upward

Prices of existing homes increased slightly during February while home sales during the winter season slowed, according to numbers released Wednesday for the Santa Clarita Valley by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors.

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


Abandonded flag stirs man’s curiosity and passion

At first the apparent stick on the hilltop near his Santa Clarita house just intrigued Patrick McGill.

March 16, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Siblings with MS raising funds to help others

Experts say that while there's a higher risk that multiple sclerosis doesn't run in families, it is not yet proven - and that's the stance taken by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

March 13, 2014 | By Jana Adkiins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


City encouraged by economic conditions

Santa Clarita's jobless rate inched up slightly in January to 5.5 percent, up from 5.3 percent in December, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.

March 08, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


Experts forecast ongoing economic stability in SCV

There will be less economic uncertainty and stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year, said experts at the 2014 Economic and Real Estate Outlook Conference in Santa Clarita on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


UPDATE: Financial incentives offered to businesses that move to the SCV

A new financial incentive is being offered to companies that relocate to the Santa Clarita Valley, the SCV Economic Development Corporation announced on Thursday.

March 06, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Business Roundtable: Educating the Workforce

Schools turn out future employees with specific skill sets – but can they think?

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Speculation surrounds sale of the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch

After a nearly two year absence from the market, Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita is back up for sale, listed at $7.5 million.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Biomedical engineer launches company that quickly turns successful

Backed by 40 years of engineering experience in the biomedical industry, Gene Zamba first launched Cal Biomedical Research in Santa Clarita in 2011 as one of a handful of companies across the nation to take a medical device from point A to Z.

March 04, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV’s January home sales slow

Following a statewide trend, sales of existing Santa Clarita homes slowed in January, according to numbers released by the Southland Regional Association of Realtors on Wednesday.

February 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Big retailers leave SCV

Three national retailers have closed their doors at the mall in Santa Clarita.

January 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Tresierras grocery store departs downtown Newhall

After 32 years, Tresierras Supermarket in Newhall closed, according to the sign posted on the front of the grocery store.

January 29, 2014 | Jana Adkins | Santa Clarita Valley News


AMS to help support Filmtools

AMS Fulfillment has landed a new client that fits neatly into the region's film entertainment industry.

January 26, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Roundtable: Business Attraction and Job Growth

Attracting higher-paying jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley for local residents has been an ongoing goal of the city's economic development division and the SCV Economic Development Corporation. Part of that effort has included attracting the right companies to the valley, and helping existing businesses to grow. Companies are slowly emerging from the recession and, as our industry Roundtable participants alluded to, are feeling more confident about hiring again.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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