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Editorial: Santa Barbara County needs to think of its future

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Santa Barbara County needs to think of its future

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.

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Editorial: Airport leader helped South Coast lift off

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Airport leader helped South Coast lift off

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.

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Editorial: Retired sheriff should consider public perception

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Retired sheriff should consider public perception

He will have a lot more success settling with the county or dropping his complaint.

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Editorial: Private sector should step up in debt debate

By   /  Friday, October 18th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Private sector should step up in debt debate

Business owners and managers are key stakeholders — we hold the keys to far more economic activity than politicians.

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Editorial: UAVs should be at core of iHub

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: UAVs should be at core of iHub

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.

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Editorial: Women government leaders could reset tone

By   /  Friday, October 11th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Women government leaders could reset tone

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.

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Editorial: Ventura and Oxnard should let the food trucks roll

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura and Oxnard should let the food trucks roll

Moves afoot to “regulate” food trucks in downtown Ventura and Oxnard strike us as singularly short-sighted.

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