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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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Articles By Author - Jana Adkins


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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