Faced with a community whose utter contempt for the words “economic development” is legendary, Karen Ramsdell did something surprisingly entrepreneurial.
She cobbled together roughly $170 million in debt capital and government grants and gave the South Coast one of the greatest economic development tools ever invented — a spanking new airport.Read More →
He will have a lot more success settling with the county or dropping his complaint.Read More →
Business owners and managers are key stakeholders — we hold the keys to far more economic activity than politicians.Read More →
Working hand-in-hand with a statewide manufacturing initiative and the emerging unmanned aerial vehicle industry, it could give production, design, energy and technology firms along the Highway 101 corridor a lift.Read More →
They may fare better than their predecessors in coping with the nagging problems of slow growth, high housing prices and the need to foster a culture of innovation that keeps the job engine of the region humming.Read More →
Moves afoot to “regulate” food trucks in downtown Ventura and Oxnard strike us as singularly short-sighted.Read More →
A settlement reached in New York has created a path to a more certain future for Santa Barbara’s famed Clark Estate, a mansion near East Beach that could be the next cultural attraction for the region.Read More →