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Holly Schroeder

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Join us for the 2018 Economic Outlook Conference 

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Join us for the 2018 Economic Outlook Conference on March 8

Kaiser Permanente's New Medical Building Slated to Open in Early 2018

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Kaiser Permanente's New, State-of-the-Art Medical Building Slated to Open in Early 2018

Last week Kaiser Permanente gave community leaders the opportunity to preview their new facility, Santa Clarita Medical Offices 2. Slated to open to the public in early 2018, this new, innovative medical office building will help meet the needs of our growing population.

Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Dying - They're Evolving

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Manufacturing Jobs Aren’t Dying – They’re Evolving

You know the scene: A conveyer belt laced with bits of metal and plastic hums along, past a line of burly men in grease-stained white coats and yellow hats, each of them assembling a small bit of the whole. At the end of the line, off rolls a shiny new car, ready for a test drive.

Santa Clarita Valley – A Great Location for Business

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Santa Clarita Valley – A Great Location for Business

The Santa Clarita Valley is booming! The economic growth observed in recent years is expected to continue. Santa Clarita is a cost-effective and easier alternative to other business centers in Los Angeles County. There are many factors that make the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) a great place to do business.

Five Growing Industry Clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley

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Five Growing Industry Clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley 

Geographic concentrations of interconnected businesses, suppliers, service providers and associated institutions in a particular industry are often referred to as an industry cluster. According to a study by Harvard University, when companies from the same industry are clustered together within an environment, it results in higher employment growth as well as higher wage growth. Additionally, the presence of strong clusters creates growth in other, unrelated industries, as well as the emergence of new industries. Strong industry clusters are an engine of economic growth in the region.

Why Newhall Ranch is Good for the SCV

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Why Newhall Ranch is Good for the SCV

Yesterday, the LA County Board of Supervisors re-approved the first two communities of Newhall Ranch, Mission Village and Landmark Village. This marks a major accomplishment for the project, and creates tremendous economic development opportunities for the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV). This project will be an economic engine for the SCV and is good news for all concerned.

SCV is a HOT location for business!

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SCV is a HOT location for business!

Santa Clarita is a good location for business

So far, 2017 has been a hot year for business in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV)! The construction and completion of new industrial and commercial spaces such as IAC Commerce Center and Gateway V have provided relief to a very tight industrial real estate market, and word is getting out about the SCV’s business-friendly climate.

LA Metro Commuting Incentive -- Easing the commuter burden from Antelope Valley to SCV

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LA Metro Commuting Incentive -- Easing the commuter burden from Antelope Valley to SCV

Vanpool Santa Clarita ValleyConservative estimates suggest that upwards of 8,000 people commute from the Antelope Valley (AV) to the Santa Clarita Valley each day, whether for work or to attend College of the Canyons. However, there is no direct bus line that services these individuals to their workplace. In a recent survey conducted by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), 55% of these commuters are making the drive alone, which is both costly and adds to traffic congestion.

Seven Reasons I'm Thankful for the Santa Clarita Economy

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Santa Clarita EconomyNovember is a time to give thanks and a time for reflection as we approach the year’s end.  I find myself reflecting on, among other things, my appreciation for our local economy.

GHG-Free Development

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I recently penned a column in the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal suggesting that the key to our economic future is the fact that the SCV is slated to grow substantially in the next several decades. Last Thursday, FivePoint Communities announced a new vision for Newhall Ranch that can transform that idea into reality.

Holly Schroeder: GHG-free development

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I recently penned a column in the Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal suggesting the fact that the SCV is slated to grow substantially in the next several decades is a key to our economic future.

On Thursday, FivePoint Communities announced a new vision for Newhall Ranch that can transform that idea into reality.

SCV's Growth is its Future

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Since the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation was formed more than six years ago, it has helped bring thousands of new jobs to the Santa Clarita Valley. We help recruit companies to the SCV, especially companies seeking a more business friendly environment who are at risk of moving out of state. We also help local companies solve problems and access incentives like workforce training programs and tax credits. Job growth in the Santa Clarita Valley outpaces statewide job growth, and in recent years has outpaced residential construction, creating a jobs-to-housing ratio that is now nearly balanced. With new industrial construction underway, we have the opportunity to locate even more jobs here in the next several years.

SCVEDC Awards Attraction Incentive to Richard Photo Lab

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SCVEDC awarded Richard Photo Lab an Industry Cluster Attraction Incentive (ICAI) of $23,694 today. Richard Photo Lab relocated to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2015. As a company in the Digital Media & Entertainment cluster, the company was eligible for the incentive.

CalCompetes Tax Credit Presents Opportunity for SCV Companies

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The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) announced that it is now accepting applications for the California Competes Tax Credit (CCTC).  Growing companies in the Santa Clarita Valley are encouraged to apply.

Maybe CA isn’t so bad after all

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I hear it every day – CA is a tough place to do business. Some would say the worst. Sometimes I think we just believe the stories and reputation without thinking about it analytically.

Data tells another story, or at least adds more perspective and insight than the oft-quoted soundbite.

Hospital Expands into Facility for Therapy and Physical Fitness

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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital today announced it will debut a new stand-alone Henry Mayo Fitness and Health facility designed to combine physical therapy and rehabilitation programs with a full service fitness center. The hospital has leased the entire 53,515-square-foot former Spectrum Club site, located on Town Center Drive, and expects to open in spring of 2016.

Santa Clarita Ranks #20 Best Cities to Live

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The City of Santa Clarita was named America’s 20th best city to live in by the recently released 24/7 Wall St.’s “America's 50 Best Cities to Live.”

Gothic Lanscaping Expands in SCV

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Local landscaping company Gothic Landscape has acquired a new building in the Santa Clarita Valley that will become its new Corporate Headquarters.

SCVEDC Hosts Legislative Film Tour

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State Assemblymember Scott Wilk and the Santa Clarita Valley

SCV Scores a Win

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Last week, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) announced that Logix Federal Credit Union will be moving its headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley.

Movie Ranch Leaders Visit Golden Oak Ranch

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Leaders of local movie ranches and studios met Tuesday evening at Golden Oak Ranch in an SCVEDC-organized event designed to promote filming in the Santa Clarita Valley.

SCVEDC Announces Logix Federal Credit Union Moving HQ to SCV

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The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Logix Federal Credit Union will be moving its headquarters to the Santa Clarita Valley. Logix has acquired a 12-acre vacant parcel in the Valencia Commerce Center near the junction of Interstate 5 and State Highway 126.

Santa Clarita Remains the Cost-Effective Place to Do Business

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With no gross receipts tax or business tax, Santa Clarita remains the cost-effective alternative for businesses in Los Angeles County.

GoBiz announces upcoming CalCompetes Tax Credits

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The Governor's office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) has announced the 2015-2016 application periods for the California Competes Tax Credit.

Attraction Incentive Awarded to California Resources Corporation

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Today, the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation awarded its Industry Cluster Attraction Incentive to California Resources Corporation. California Resources Corporation opened its Technology Production Office in Santa Clarita earlier this month.

SCVEDC Annual Report

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SCVEDC released its 2014 Annual Report this week, and reported helping over 100 companies and 1000 jobs.

The Value of Entrepreneurship

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While large company relocations to the Santa Clarita Valley garner press coverage and accolades, business attraction is only one strategy to grow jobs in the Santa Clarita Valley. Business expansion

Business Retention Grows Jobs

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A key role of the SCVEDC is to attract new companies to the Santa Clarita Valley that bring high-quality jobs. With announcements of the relocation of companies such as Sunkist and the SCVEDC's recent trip to China to attract foreign investment, in might be easy to think that business attraction is the only way to grow jobs.

Top 5 Myths about the Santa Clarita Valley

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The Santa Clarita Valley is a great place, but there are a lot of misperceptions about it. I hear a lot of beliefs about the SCV that just aren't true, so let's take a look at the top myths:

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