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Local Film Businesses Strive for Breakout Role

Though the Santa Clarita Valley film industry is a tight-knit one, it shakes hands with businesses in every industry, trade and retail market.

August 27, 2013 | By Kirsten Quinn SCVBJ Editor | Business Journal Stories


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


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Hedman Partners marks two decades of success

Hedman Partners' success can probably be counted by the number of firms it has helped to become successful.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


California releases list of firms getting tax credits

California released the final list of companies selected for the first allocation of tax credits under the Governor's 'California Competes' program.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Staff Writer | Business Journal Stories


College students design CNC machine for home user

The makers of an affordable CNC - Computer Numerical Control - machine for hobbyists found themselves with a landslide victory when they turned to the Kickstarter crowdfunding site to raise $10,000 to launch their idea.

July 02, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


UCLA to operate the Motion Picture and Television Fund medical centers

Beginning June 1, the Motion Picture and Television Fund health care centers, including the one on McBean Parkway in Santa Clarita, will operate under the UCLA Health System umbrella.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Ken Keller: Walls, Sticks, Glue and Gold

The Great Wall of China is so large it can be seen from space.

May 28, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


VICA: New Bills Protect Businesses from Frivolous Lawsuits

At any given time in California, there are numerous bills in circulation dealing with - or dealing out - meritless lawsuits. In fact, scheming trial lawyers have become a seemingly unshakable facet of our state's identity. With more than 50 closed state courthouses, 205 closed courtrooms, reduced operating hours at 30 courthouses and more than 50 vacant judgeships due to state budget cuts, California's court system is beyond critical mass.

May 28, 2014 | By Stuart Waldman Valley Industry & Commerce Association | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Startups and the Tech Space

When the SCVBJ invited a group of local entrepreneurs and startup CEOs to the table this month, we knew the conversation would not follow the regular, orderly pattern of most industry professionals.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


City and college focus on supporting startup businesses

Designed to house specific kinds of startup companies that complement the region's growing entertainment industry, the downtown Newhall incubator being launched by the city of Santa Clarita and College of the Canyons is expected to open in October, said an official with the city.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


SCV offers attractive benefits for foreign business investors

Six leaders from the Santa Clarita Valley accompanied Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich on a one-week trip to meet with business leaders and investors in China and Hong Kong. One of the meetings held included 40 to 50 potential investors who are interested in the U.S. market. The SCV Business Journal asked each of the local people in the delegation about their personal impressions, and the economic opportunities they see for the Santa Clarita Valley.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


New medical device captures sounds of the lungs and heart

Entrepreneurs have designed a new medical device system that will help usher medical care into the 21st century using existing consumer technology that both lay people and professionals can easily access.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


AMS Fulfillment bets on its success – and wins

When AMS Fulfillment of Santa Clarita learned it was going to lose its largest customer in 2013, the company planned for, and weathered, the storm. The company has just reported that within the space of months, it is already back in positive territory and operating in the black.

May 28, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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