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Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

By   /  Monday, November 4th, 2013  /  Central Coast, Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Economists call on Santa Barbara County to embrace economic development

Santa Barbara County needs to rethink the role of economic development if it is going to retain upper middle class and head of household jobs.

That was the theme of the Oct. 31 annual summit of the Santa Barbara Technology & Industry Association. Held on Halloween day at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott hotel in Buellton, the event painted a scary economic future for the county.

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On a 40-year roll: P&G paper plants set to mark milestone in Oxnard

By   /  Friday, November 1st, 2013  /  Features, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on On a 40-year roll: P&G paper plants set to mark milestone in Oxnard

Procter & Gamble will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Family Care Plant in Oxnard this month, a remarkable milestone when viewed against the decline in manufacturing jobs in California and across the nation. The Oxnard plant makes Bounty paper towels and Charmin toilet tissue in huge quantities that supply California and parts of the western U.S.

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Special comment: Ventura County’s energy landscape

By   /  Friday, October 25th, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Opinion, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Special comment: Ventura County’s energy landscape

Henry Dubroff

Ventura County has an diverse array of energy assets, but the rules are going to have to change if innovation is going to flourish in the region.

That was my takeaway after moderating two panels on the future of energy at the Ventura County Economic Development Association’s annual business outlook conference on Oct. 25.

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Brown taps Ventura County as one of state’s ‘innovation hubs’

By   /  Tuesday, October 8th, 2013  /  East Ventura County, Latest news, Technology, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Brown taps Ventura County as one of state’s ‘innovation hubs’

Gov. Jerry Brown has named Ventura and Kern counties among four newly-established innovation hubs designed to spur job growth. The so-called Kern-Ventura i-Hub is designed to foster the growth of high-tech companies in aerospace, energy and other fields and is part of the California iDEA Hub. It will be based in Ridgecrest, in Kern County Read More →

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Defense furloughs ripple across region’s bases

By   /  Friday, July 19th, 2013  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Defense furloughs ripple across region’s bases

More than 6,100 civilian Department of Defense employees in the Tri-Counties have started taking one-day-a-week unpaid furloughs between now and the end of September. But economic experts expect the immediate impact to be minimal. Any deep effects on the regional economy aren’t likely to emerge unless and until families begin to feel their net worth Read More →

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New DenMat HQ fuels Lompoc jobs

By   /  Saturday, June 29th, 2013  /  Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on New DenMat HQ fuels Lompoc jobs

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Editorial: Gov. Brown’s econ-devo plan likely to benefit region

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Gov. Brown’s econ-devo plan likely to benefit region

The number of companies and cities in the Tri-Counties that might benefit from the new regime of tax credits and Go-Biz perks is substantial.

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