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Fight or Flight?

Nearly 100,000 jobs have been lost in California's filming industry since 2000, according to state statistics.

August 27, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


VICA: California Needs Alternatives to Dissolved Redevelopment Agencies

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.

July 23, 2013 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Local Education Program Expands as U.S. Welding Labor Dwindles

Nationally, there is a shortage of welders, but local trade education is working to fill the employment gap for regional manufacturers.

July 23, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


Local Arts Industry Increases Revenue, Supports Jobs

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.

July 23, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


National, Local Pet Industry a Steady Growing Market

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.

June 21, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


Warehouse Converts To Certified Film Studio

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.

June 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


20-year Lead On Today’s Trending Technology

At first glance, the machine looks like a common office printer, the arm skipping across the surface with a flash of white light.

June 21, 2013 | By Mallory Fencil For the SCVBJ | Business Journal Stories


Extended Leaves of Absence as a “Reasonable Accommodation”

Wading through the proverbial "alphabet soup" of leave of absence requirements can be a challenge for even the most savvy business owner.

June 21, 2013 | By Brian E. Koegle Poole Shaffery Attorneys at Law | Business Journal Stories


California’s Business Reputation Depends on Enterprise Zone Decisions

Just one year ago, California legislators expanded enterprise zones across the state, qualifying the majority of Santa Clarita Valley businesses for performance-based tax credits and other incentives.

June 21, 2013 | By Stuart Waldman Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


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


Roundtable: The Business of Commercial and Residential Building

A perfect storm is beginning to brew on some construction fronts.

May 21, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


Erick Arndt: Startup community critical to SCV future

This morning I read The Top 12 American Boomtowns by Bloomberg about the most economically and culturally thriving cities in America.

May 16, 2013 | By Erick Arndt SCV Startup | Business Journal Stories


Holly Schroeder: What’s at stake in homeownership and politics

Every new home built creates three jobs, as well as expands and increases the tax base that supports schools and our community.

May 16, 2013 | By Holly Schroeder Building Industry Association of Southern California | Business Journal Stories


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The Practice of Law: Poole & Shaffery Law Firm

Poole & Shaffery Law Firm

July 30, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


U.S. HealthWorks expands corporate office space

U.S. HealthWorks has acquired some 6,000 square feet of extra space for expansion of its Santa Clarita headquarters offices, an executive with the firm confirmed.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Reape-Rickett Law Firm

Reape-Rickette Law Firm

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


The Practice of Law: Owen, Patterson & Owen

Owen, Patterson & Owen

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


More companies should follow Tesla Motors into collaboration economy

Tesla Motors announced it has opened its patent portfolio in hopes of encouraging other companies to create new electric vehicles. In a blog post, CEO Elon Musk said this was done "in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology."

July 29, 2014 | By Topher Morrison Deseret News | Business Journal Stories


VICA: Cap and trade revenues could result in local opportunities

California has long been a leader in the nation's efforts to curb climate change. Unfortunately, the state's solution, Assembly Bill 32 – known as the Global Warming Solutions Act – has been a burden on the state's power plants and manufacturers since its passage in 2006. The bill is a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020, and includes a cap-and-trade program, a market-based system that uses economic incentives to decrease GHG emissions.

July 29, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: 10 questions for a better business and life

No one knows when someone will say something, do something, suggest something or demonstrate something that can have a positive impact in a person's life or their business.

July 29, 2014 | By Ken Keller | Business Journal Stories


UTAK Laboratories releasing 16 new quality control test materials

UTAK Laboratories has released more quality control materials for labs around the country to run tests on amphetamines, barbiturates, and benzodiazepines, a psychoactive drug.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


UVDI forms partnership with multinational company

In a David and Goliath-like pairing, but friendly, Valencia'sUltraViolet Devices Inc. (David) formed a partnership with The Clorox Company (Goliath) in February. Together the small and the large companies joined forces to fight bacteria in hospitals throughout North America.

July 29, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


VICA: Teacher Tenure Ruling a Big Gain for California

Two years ago, nine students sued the state of California for violating their constitutional right to equality of education with unfair teacher tenure laws.

July 02, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman President, Valley Industry and Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Getting results from the midyear retreat

At the end of June, the company held a retreat.

July 02, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


Kevin Anthony: The Elephant Bar Post-mortem

It is not just the downturn in the American economy that has fried much of the restaurant industry it is myriad forces coming home to roost. The closing of the Elephant Bar in Santa Clarita was surprising but in many ways predictable and there are lessons to be learned:

July 02, 2014 | By Kevin Anthony Restaurant Industry | Business Journal Stories


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


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