Editor Henry Dubroff surveys business leaders across the Tri-Counties to check the pulse of the recovery
Oxnard’s seemingly bright future has hit a few rough spots
WASHINGTON, D.C. — All of a sudden, deficit reduction is the name of the game. It is as though someone flipped a switch on Nov. 2 and suddenly the one-trick pony that is politics in the nation’s capital is obsessed with the idea of balancing the federal budget. Not that I am complaining. As I Read More →
The tri-county region is showing signs of digging itself out of a deep hole.
When Southern California Edison President John Fielder addressed a few hundred Ventura County business leaders on Nov. 15, he was quick to point out why his company was investing $300,000 in a new program at CSU Channel Islands. The Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo Center for Workplace & Community Studies will foster entrepreneurship to drive future Read More →
There are mega-deficits, there are giant deficits, and then there are smaller deficits that really hurt people in need. Consider, if you will, the turkey deficit facing Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The deficit was so large that until Nov. 18, some 3,000 local families were in danger of going without this Thanksgiving. Happily, the Read More →
It took the worst recession in decades to get there, but all of a sudden, “economic development” is a politically acceptable term in South Santa Barbara County. In fact, momentum is building behind a countywide economic development effort to help existing businesses expand and recruit new companies to the area. First, a little disclosure. A Read More →