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Vital Signs: The labor market still lagging behind

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2023  /  Economy, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Statistics from The California Labor Market Information Division’s December 2022 report showed a declining unemployment rate across all three counties on the Central Coast, but job creation is still lacking far behind, according to the Economic Development Collaborative. In Ventura County, only a net gain of 200 jobs was calculated for the month of December. Read More →

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Poinsettia Plaza sells for over $60 million

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2023  /  Economy, Latest news, left, Real Estate, Subscriber content, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

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Benn: Griffin Living sells Simi Valley retail center

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Officials gather to discuss options available to the public following storm

By   /  Thursday, February 2nd, 2023  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Economy, Latest news, middle, Regions, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

With the near-record storm behind the Central Coast, all that is left now is to pick up the pieces. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) have been the ones trying to accomplish that goal, teaming up to provide the tri-counties with a slew of help. “Partnering with FEMA and Read More →

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Santa Barbara powers tourism rebound on the coast

By   /  Thursday, February 2nd, 2023  /  Destinations, Economy, Latest news, middle, Regions, Santa Barbara County, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Despite potential headwinds going into 2023, Santa Barbara had a lot to celebrate in in the past year with regards to the success in the tourism sector. For the second year in a row, Santa Barbara saw growth, even reaching pre-pandemic levels, Kathy Janega-Dykes, Visit Santa Barbara’s president and CEO said during the Tourism Summit Read More →

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Amgen to lay off 300 U.S. workers

By   /  Monday, January 30th, 2023  /  East Ventura County, Economy, Latest news, left, Technology  /  No Comments

Technology layoffs are now hitting the healthcare sector, as Amgen will be laying off 300 people in the United States, the company announced on Jan. 30. The Thousand Oaks-based biotechnology giant said that it is making organizational changes “mainly in our commercial team,” the company’s statement said. “We made these changes to better manage against Read More →

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Housing projects in Ventura are well-funded but need to happen quicker

By   /  Wednesday, January 25th, 2023  /  Economy, Infrastructure, Latest news, Ventura County  /  No Comments

The Housing Trust Fund of Ventura County has made impressive progress over the last year in its move to develop affordable housing units throughout the county. At its annual meeting on Jan. 18, HTFVC described the steps they’ve taken to ensure future housing projects as well as the state of current projects. Alexander Russell, HTFVC’s Read More →