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Schniepp: Ventura County lags state’s recovery

By   /  Thursday, September 6th, 2012  /  Latest news, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Schniepp: Ventura County lags state’s recovery

Ventura County’s economic recovery is lagging behind that of the rest of the Golden State. That was the view from Mark Schniepp, director of the Santa Barbara-based California Economic Forecast in a Sept. 6 outlook for Ventura County. Ventura County has seen negative net migration in its population figures for seven out of the last Read More →

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Editorial: Ventura County forecasts need to follow the numbers

By   /  Friday, April 6th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Ventura County forecasts need to follow the numbers

Harry Truman famously asked for a one-handed economist who would not equivocate when making forecasts.

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Watkins warns of shrinking Ventura County work force

By   /  Thursday, March 29th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Watkins warns of shrinking Ventura County work force

Bill Watkins’ usually dour outlook for California and the local economy is only getting gloomier. The chief economist at California Lutheran University’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting said March 29 that his outlook a year ago — already pessimistic compared to that of his fellow forecasters — was “wrong, way wrong.” Ventura County lost Read More →

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Editorial: Region’s recovery puts private-sector jobs first

By   /  Friday, February 10th, 2012  /  Editorials, Opinion, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Region’s recovery puts private-sector jobs first

Jobs have become the No. 1 issue for economic recovery, and it would be hard to fault the region’s businesses for not doing their share.

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Ventura County created 4,603 private-sector jobs in 2011

By   /  Friday, February 3rd, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Ventura County created 4,603 private-sector jobs in 2011

After an unexpectedly slow recovery in 2011, economists are pinning their hopes on 2012. That was the word from Bill Watkins and Mark Schniepp, two tri-county-based economists who gave separate outlooks for the U.S. and Ventura County economies at a Feb. 3 event at California Lutheran University. “2011 really didn’t shape out to be the Read More →

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South Coast sales activity slows to crawl after early 2011 boom

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate  /  Comments Off on South Coast sales activity slows to crawl after early 2011 boom

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Area economists pin region’s CRE rebound on labor markets

By   /  Friday, June 10th, 2011  /  Columns, Real Estate, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Area economists pin region’s CRE rebound on labor markets

Five area economists weigh in on the health of the region’s commercial real estate market.

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