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Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, East Ventura County, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Hemp growers hope for comeback as Ventura County loosens buffer rules

The Ventura County Board of Supervisors voted Dec. 15 to adopt new regulations on industrial hemp. Growers are hoping this will help reverse the decline of a crop that lost more than 90% of its Ventura County acreage from 2019 to 2020.

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GeoLinks wins federal broadband contract, plans ‘massive growth’

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, Subscriber content, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on GeoLinks wins federal broadband contract, plans ‘massive growth’

For the past few years, GeoLinks’ goal as an internet service provider has been bringing connectivity to rural areas in California not prioritized by the bigger providers like Verizon or AT&T. It recently got a big boost in that effort in the form of a $234.9 million federal contract.

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Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

By   /  Friday, December 18th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Tri-county unemployment down to 6% in November

Unemployment in the Tri-Counties and all over California hit its lowest levels in November since before the pandemic began, though the latest figures come from surveys taken before the post-Thanksgiving surge in COVID-19 cases and the new round of stay-home orders and business closures. California’s unemployment rate in November was 8.2%, down from 9% in Read More →

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Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, East Ventura County, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Region’s PPP loans totaled $2.87B

Businesses in the tri-county region received more than $2.87 billion in potentially forgivable loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, according to an early December release of data from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Central Coast counties ask to go their own way on pandemic rules

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, South Coast, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Central Coast counties ask to go their own way on pandemic rules

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Ventura County Health Care director to step down in March

By   /  Friday, December 11th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, East Ventura County, Latest news, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Ventura County Health Care director to step down in March

Ventura County Health Care Agency Director Bill Foley is retiring on March 6, 2021. Foley, who took on the role of director in December 2018, has worked in public safety net health systems for decades. When he came to Ventura County he brought experience from working with the Chicago-based Cook Count Health and Hospitals System, Read More →

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GeoLinks wins $235M federal broadband contract

By   /  Thursday, December 10th, 2020  /  Latest news, Small Business, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on GeoLinks wins $235M federal broadband contract

GeoLinks, an internet service provider based in Camarillo, has won a bid worth $234.9 million from the federal government to bring high-speed broadband to underserved homes and businesses. According to a statement released Dec. 7 by GeoLinks, the contract comes from the Federal Communication Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, which is spending up to $20.4 Read More →

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