An agreement on a new round of stimulus funding, including payment to individuals and additional funding for small business, is likely to be reached in mid-September, says U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara. In a Sept. 2 phone interview with the Business Times, Carbajal said he expects the White House and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Read More →
A 3 percent drop in U.S. equities markets hit smaller stocks in the Tri-Counties on March 23, as a stimulus package to combat the economic fallout of the coronavirus failed for a second time to gain legislative approval. The region’s companies had mixed results, with gains for eight out of the 10 largest firms. Goleta Read More →
The Job Creation Day participants included leaders and experts in business, economic development, housing, labor and education from San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties.
Santa Barbara’s proposed $152 million criminal courthouse project is expected to create 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in the area over a five-year period, representing a major economic boost to the region’s sagging construction industry. Local builders say the project will likely be handed to a larger, out-of-town general contractor who can handle the scope Read More →
The state judicial branch should focus on helping the local economy along as it builds its $152 million courthouse in Santa Barbara
The California Judicial Branch has zoomed in on a downtown Santa Barbara location where it plans to build a $152 million criminal courthouse, a massive project that would create an estimated 3,500 direct and indirect jobs in the area as the South County’s criminal and traffic court operations are consolidated under one roof. The state court Read More →