May 25, 2024

		

Jorge Mercado

Jorge Mercado is a staff writer with the Business Times. His beats include technology, agriculture, cannabis, energy and the environment, and higher education.


| Monday, May 20th, 2024

Vital signs: Small business owners continue to have an optimistic lens

Columns, Economy, Latest news

A study released by U.S. Bank found that small business owners across the country and especially in California are feeling pretty good about today and the future. According to the study, nearly 9 in 10 small business owners define their business as successful throughout the country.  Moreover, despite facing economic stressors and challenges 87% of small business Read More →

| Monday, May 20th, 2024

Arcutis treatment helps deliver Q1 earnings beat

Earnings, Latest news, middle, Subscriber content, Technology, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies

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| Monday, May 20th, 2024

Santa Barbara economic summit discusses State Street’s needs

Central Coast, Economy, Latest news, Tri-County Economy

The need for housing throughout Santa Barbara County is well documented, as is the need to reinvent Santa Barbara’s State Street. But with the cost of construction costs and permitting taking even longer in 2024, those projects with great ambition to help the county are becoming less desirable, Gene Deering, a principal at Radius Real Read More →

| Monday, May 20th, 2024

Diablo Canyon may see life beyond 2030 as offshore wind develops

Central Coast, Energy, Latest news

Offshore wind might be the energy that powers a lot of the state’s electricity needs decades down the line, but as of today California’s reliance on its last nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, is still as necessary as ever and that might still be the case in five years — even when it’s supposed to be heading offline Representatives from across the state’s energy sectors gathered in Solvang on Read More →

| Monday, May 20th, 2024

Cal Poly accepts $60M gift for applied computing

Higher Education, Latest news, Tri-County Economy

A $60 million donation from the trust Robert N. Noyce will be enough to bring online the first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary school at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Announced May 8, the $60 million gift will go toward getting The Noyce School of Applied Computing online as soon as possible. The idea of The Noyce School of Applied Computing Read More →

| Monday, May 13th, 2024

Vital signs: AI is used to supplement workers, not replace them

Central Coast, Columns, Economy, Latest news, Subscriber content

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| Friday, May 10th, 2024

HTSI aims to bring robust superconductor industry to Santa Barbara

Central Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tri-County Economy

Ray Karam is no stranger to the startup world, but his latest company — High Temperature Superconductors — is more than a startup, it is a true passion project that is beginning to make a big impact from its Santa Barbara headquarters. “It’s not as though I had to start another company. Financially, I could have retired,” Read More →