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MannKind to Submit Afrezza for FDA Approval

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.

September 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Industry Flexibility Drives Flextronics’ Growth

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.

September 24, 2013 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Santa Clarita Simplifies Bureaucracy, Increases Incentive for Films

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.

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


Despite State Filming Competition, SCV Collaborates

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.

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


Key Calif. Industry Lacks Unified Voice

Scores of trade associations operate in California to support industries, except in one area – filming.

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


Business Roundtable: Film Industry

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.

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


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


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Ken Keller: In 2014, eliminate your alignment gap

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.

January 25, 2014 | By Ken Keller Real Clear Business Advice | Business Journal Stories


Roundtable: Business Attraction and Job Growth

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.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


Medical care group has now expanded into multiple states

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.

January 25, 2014 | By Jana Adkins SCVBJ Writer | Business Journal Stories


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


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