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Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Vandenberg plays key role in keeping America safe

An apparently successful test of an anti-missile system over the Pacific Ocean on May 30 reminds us of the diverse role that Vandenberg Air Force Base plays in the space race. Vandenberg’s capacity for lofting commercial and military satellites into orbit has made it — along with Cape Canaveral — a favored spot for government-funded Read More →

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Teacher externships help employers

By   /  Friday, June 2nd, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Teacher externships help employers

By Greg Gillespie and Paula Hodge Change is happening in business and industry at such a fast pace that high school and college course curriculums can quickly become outdated. Students who are fortunate to obtain internships this summer can be exposed to the latest business advances, but it’s not enough. The reality is that not Read More →

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Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Editorials, Education, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Cal Poly’s prominence grows but there is a cost

The Frost family’s $110 million gift to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the ultimate validation of former President Warren Baker’s vision of Cal Poly as a leading research institution within the California State University system. It also validates current President Jeffrey Armstrong’s decision to double-down on entrepreneurship, forging close connections with the SLO business Read More →

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Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By   /  Friday, May 26th, 2017  /  Green Coast, Health Care, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Technology  /  Comments Off on Pharmaceuticals on path to sustainability

By Valeria Makarova Since the concept of sustainable development was introduced back in the 1980s, corporations from various industries have been dealing with ever-increasing pressure to address stakeholder social needs and their environmental footprints. The traditional “business as usual” model — pursuing the business imperative goal of profit maximization while ignoring negative social and environmental Read More →

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Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

By   /  Friday, May 19th, 2017  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Our view: Small businesses shine with plenty of support

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Small Business Week than to provide a report on the state of entrepreneurship in our region. The good news is that a spirit of innovation continues to spark new startups, with much activity coming from business plan competitions and new workspaces like Impact Hub, the Read More →

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Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Regulations causing employers to flee the state

By Jonathan Fraser Light I have a running sick joke with one of my insurance broker clients. Every month he tells me how many of his clients have left the state because they can’t stand to run a business here. Others of my employer clients are leaving when they can. Meat packers, computer chip component Read More →

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How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By   /  Friday, May 12th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on How to win the recruiting war for the best talent

By Sumantra Sengupta Just prior to joining academia, I had the pleasure of serving as the interim group president for a multinational agriculture farming, processing and trading company for three years. With physical operations in 10 countries and commercial operations in 36, the company had a workforce numbering more than 2,000 people and crossing many Read More →

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