Santa Barbara County is edging closer to an economic development strategy. At least that was our takeaway after sitting in on the “Morality of Prosperity,” the name for this year’s action summit put on by the Santa Barbara County Technology & Industry Association.Read More →
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 →