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Dubroff: COVID-19 pandemic recovery not in great shape

By   /  Friday, July 3rd, 2020  /  Columns, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: COVID-19 pandemic recovery not in great shape

Henry Dubroff

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Kashkari: Fed needs new approach to monetary policy

By   /  Thursday, May 16th, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Kashkari: Fed needs new approach to monetary policy

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After seven years, the financial crisis quietly ends for area banks

By   /  Friday, March 21st, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on After seven years, the financial crisis quietly ends for area banks

“Even the pessimists were thinking three years,” Community West CEO Marty Plourd told me. “No one expected the low-interest-rate environment to last this long,”

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Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

By   /  Friday, November 22nd, 2013  /  Central Coast, Real Estate, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Central Coast leads the way as solar, tourism boost SLO County recovery

In remarks prepared for the 2014 SLO County Economic Forecast Breakfast on Nov. 22, Jordan Levine of Beacon Economics said only San Luis Obispo, San Jose, San Francisco and Bakersfield have gone positive when it comes to the pre-recession jobs peak.

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Closing the gap between the Tri-Counties’ haves and have nots

By   /  Friday, March 29th, 2013  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Closing the gap between the Tri-Counties’ haves and have nots

How choppy and tough is the recovery in our region? Recent unemployment data from Santa Barbara County underscored the “haves and have nots” phenomenon that underpins a society that is segregated into tourism centers with uber-rich residents and agricultural cities where the poor people who service the tourists and the rich folks reside. Consider that Read More →

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Community bank recovery takes shape in region

By   /  Friday, March 15th, 2013  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Community bank recovery takes shape in region

A recovery is taking hold across the region’s mid-sized banks, marked by higher profits and climbing share prices. Ventura-based County Commerce bank’s share price is up about 7 percent year-to-date, coming off of the bank’s most successful year so far. “Growing during an economic downturn is not easy, as you know,” CEO Joe Kruetz told Read More →

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Forecast: Ag-centric cities to lead region in slow recovery

By   /  Friday, January 4th, 2013  /  Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Forecast: Ag-centric cities to lead region in slow recovery

Look for the Tri-Counties to show modest economic growth in 2013 that will quicken in the second half of the year. West Ventura County, Santa Maria and Paso Robles are poised to lead the way, with real estate becoming an economic driver for the first time in several years. To be sure, economists interviewed by Read More →

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