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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


Brown’s economic plan outlined

Kish Rajan with Governor Jerry Brown's Go-Biz department spoke with a group of business leaders at the Valley Industry Association's monthly luncheon in Santa Clarita on Tuesday.

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


Boston Scientific’s Spinal Cord Stimulator System Restores Quality of Life

Former Navy SEAL and Army Special Operations member, Richard Holt ofVentura, was one of more than 26 million Americans suffering from chronic back pain until one of his doctors recommended he take advantage of Boston Scientific's spinal cord stimulator innovation – the Precision Spectra Implant.

June 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Reprinted from the SCV Business Journal | Local Business News


Fueled by increased demand Green Convergence’s growth doubles yearly

California accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's solar installations last year, according to a national trade association.

June 18, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Reprinted from the SCV Business Journal | Local Business News


STEM jobs can boost economy

A research firm study finds that "STEM" jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math - which drive economic growth - are largely available to workers without a four-year college degree.

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


Calif. and Texas have strongest GDP growth in the U.S. in 2012

While U.S. gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in 2012, California's grew at 3.5 percent, according to a report released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis last week.

June 14, 2013 | Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


STEM jobs can boost economy

A research firm study finds that "STEM" jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math - which drive economic growth - are largely available to workers without a four-year college degree.

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


Calif. and Texas have strongest GDP growth in the U.S. in 2012

While U.S. gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in 2012, California's grew at 3.5 percent, according to a report released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis last week.

June 14, 2013 | Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Electricore awarded $750K for study

Electricore Inc. of Valencia was awarded $750,000 from the California Energy Commission for a "battery standardization" study for electric vehicles, said an executive with the firm.

June 13, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Signal website attracts record viewers

More people read, watched and viewed The Signal in print and online during May 2013, than in any month in the 94-year history of the company, said an executive with the newspaper on Thursday.

June 07, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


California leading nation in Q2 growth

When Santa Clarita's April jobless rate dropped to the lowest rate in five years - the city's improving economic picture mirrored statewide forecasts by economic experts on Wednesday.

June 06, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


Family business is thriving

Working in the glass business since he was 15 years old, Stuart Crawford, owner of Santa Clarita based-Valencia Custom Shower Doors, thought he should strike out on his own and do a better job for customers.

June 05, 2013 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Local Business News


SCVEDC reveals companies it has helped

A spot check of the companies the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation said it worked with in 2012, to attract and retain companies and jobs locally, appears to support the agency's report.

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


UPDATE: Santa Clarita's EDC president resigns

The man who built the infrastructure for the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corp., and ran it as president and CEO, Jonas Peterson, submitted his resignation this week.

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


Movie ranch to be reviewed

The Disney/ABC Studios at The Ranch project is slated to be reviewed at a public hearing held by the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning June 19. And, both Disney and the city of Santa Clarita are hoping for a good outcome.

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


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Medical care group has now expanded into multiple states

U.S. HealthWorks in Santa Clarita first entered the local market when it acquired two medical centers in 2009 that were launched by local physicians Dr. Larry Barnhart and Dr. Ralph Farinella.

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


Audi dealership under construction

After a delay of more than a year, Audi is finally preparing to move into Santa Clarita, according to an executive with the Keyes Automotive Group.

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


Company looking for channel to build a talent pipeline

The jobs are here – and more will be coming – said the owner of Santa Clarita company Ronan Engineering, but the region needs a matchmaking service of sorts to find and attract employees with the right skill sets.

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


Santa Clarita's December jobless rate drops to 6-year low

Santa Clarita's jobless rate dropped to 5.3 percent in December 2013 - a rate not seen since 2008, when the entire nation began rapidly shedding jobs as a result of the recession.

January 24, 2014 | By Jana Adkins Signal Business Editor | Santa Clarita Valley News


Education has been key to its growth, local escrow company says

Independently owned and operated since 1998 by Jim and Anita Lombardi of Santa Clarita, Federal Escrow Inc. has been offering every type of escrow imaginable.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Premier America Credit Union planning expansion

When members speak, Premier America Credit Union listens.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Banking & Finance


Two new auto dealerships opt to open in Santa Clarita

Santa Clarita is already home to the largest collection of automotive dealerships in Southern California, giving residents a wide selection from which to shop and buy locally. But two more dealerships announced last year they are opening for business.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


Chevy introduces the most new product in decade

Just like General Motor's iconic muscle cars that helped the brand revolutionize the market, Chevrolet is revved and roaring to the marketplace with more new products than the public has seen in a decade.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Automotive


AMS Fulfillment’s growth led to rapid-fire expansion

AMS Fulfillment's meteoric growth over the past decade led to the company's leasing of 13 different buildings scattered throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Industry


Auto repair shop thrives on good service

Dan Carpenter first opened his Santa Clarita automotive service in October 1988, specializing in the repair of Honda and Acura vehicles.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


Small business center launches restaurant startup program

The Small Business Development Center, hosted by College of the Canyons, offers a wide array of services, many at no cost to new and existing business owners.

March 31, 2013 | By Jana Adkins | Business & Real Estate


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