Claiming another banner year for local filming days, Santa Clarita employs a simplified permitting process and offers city-exclusive incentives to pull productions into the area.
It's a competitive industry, but for at least the studios and movie ranches in Santa Clarita, there is an informal, collaborative atmosphere in place.
Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.
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.
Though the Santa Clarita Valley film industry is a tight-knit one, it shakes hands with businesses in every industry, trade and retail market.
Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.
In February 2012, California officially dissolved its 425 redevelopment agencies, which are locally controlled entities that used property tax revenue to partner with developers for projects in blighted areas.
Nationally, there is a shortage of welders, but local trade education is working to fill the employment gap for regional manufacturers.
A study published in 2012 examined the economic impact of Santa Clarita's arts community on the local economy.
With luck, Santa Clarita's MannKind Corporation hopes to have FDA approval by April of next year of its innovative diabetes treatment – Afrezza.
A nationwide study found that Santa Clarita's nonprofit arts community not only enhances quality of life, but invests in the overall well-being of the local economy.
As retail spending plummeted in 2009 and the country suffered as a whole, the multibillion dollar pet industry grew year by year, according to industry experts.
Santa Clarita's Avenue Scott Stages was the first "converted" sound stage to be certified in Los Angeles County when a new chapter of the fire code was put into place, a fire official said.
At first glance, the machine looks like a common office printer, the arm skipping across the surface with a flash of white light.
Wading through the proverbial "alphabet soup" of leave of absence requirements can be a challenge for even the most savvy business owner.
About one year ago, musician Lisa Jordan was deaf. Three weeks ago, she gracefully lifted her flute to her lips and let her fingers fly.
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce is launching its 29th annual Business and Home EXPO Oct. 19 on Main Street in Newhall with a family friendly focus. Each year since its inception, the EXPO has aimed to connect local business owners with the people they serve, especially new faces. Different from past years, however, the EXPO arrives this year with a carnival and farmers market. Striving to be more than just ...
The Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal invited healthcare leaders to discuss ongoing work within their organizations now that the Affordable Care Act program is up and running nationally and in California – and how that impacts us all.
Boston Scientific is conducting clinical trials in the United States for a system that improves motor function in people who have Parkinson's Disease.
Holly Schroeder assumed the role of CEO and President of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation on Sept. 9, following the departure of the nonprofit organization's first CEO, Jonas Peterson.
After years of research and clinical trials, MannKind Corporation of Santa Clarita is less than a month away from finally submitting its innovative diabetes treatment device - Afrezza - to the FDA for approval.
Serving medical, military, space, industrial, and RF and wireless markets, the Santa Clarita Valley location of Flextronics is a 140,000-square-foot facility that is so bathed in light, pristine clean and quiet visitors feel as if they are stepping into the future. And to a degree, they are.
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