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.
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.
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.
A perfect storm is beginning to brew on some construction fronts.
This morning I read The Top 12 American Boomtowns by Bloomberg about the most economically and culturally thriving cities in America.
Every new home built creates three jobs, as well as expands and increases the tax base that supports schools and our community.
California accounted for nearly one-third of the nation's solar installations last year, according to a national trade association.
The residential and commercial building markets have shown improvement since the start of this year, with a more dramatic building increase since March and expected continual growth through the year, local industry experts said.
H2scan of Valencia is currently working on a final offer of equity in exchange for a new round of financing, and the firm is very close to releasing a new technology, said founder Dennis Reid.
Santa Clarita Valley March home prices hit their highest levels since mid-2010 when homebuyer tax credits were offered to stimulate the housing market.
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.
While many nonprofit organizations often serve residents who are in need of help, few people realize that while the organizations are seeking funds to carry out services they still must operate under many of the same rules and regulations that a for-profit business must.
For years, Santa Clarita parents had little choice but to drive their children all the way to downtown Los Angeles to see a pediatric specialist, until nationally renowned Children's Hospital Los Angeles opened its 4,000-square-foot Valencia satellite office in March 2012.
Though California ranks first in the country in research and development performance, many businesses shy away from applying for a type of tax credit that could help them save considerably, a tax consultant said during a seminar in early March.
One goal every owner should have is getting and keeping employees aligned within their company. It's a tall order -- and it is never finished -- but the operational and financial gains are worth the ongoing effort.
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.
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.
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.
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.