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Live, Work, Play: The Ideal Lifestyle for Your Startup
Everyone wants a better work environment. We’ve told you before how millennials in particular are demanding it. And workers who are happy are certainly more productive. But there comes a point where achieving a better work environment has to cross beyond the office threshold into the community at large. The lifestyle of the community your startup is in can have a big impact on what happens during work hours.
The (REAL) Apprentice
Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) is home to nearly 300,000 residents and a variety of companies. Thanks to a business-friendly environment, continuous positive economic growth, and a City that supports ongoing improvements in key infrastructure, our roster of fantastic companies calling the SCV home continues to grow.
The 4 C's of a Strong Startup Community
No startup is an island.
A venture cannot succeed without support: from clients, from employees, and from the community at large. Any business that tries to operate in a vacuum will be a business that fails. Likewise, a startup that ignores an opportunity to advance the supporting community can count on dire days ahead.
Businesses Expanding in SCV
We are pleased to announce that a local company is expanding its footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley to accommodate business growth and another is relocating a division of its company from Sylmar.
SCV Students Learn About Careers in Advanced Technology at MFG Day
The Advanced Technology Presentation about "Careers in the Making...Design, Engineering, Fabrication and More..." in celebration of National Manufacturing Day was a huge success. The evening was both inspirational and informative. Panel speakers from local companies offered advice on how to pursue high wage, high demand careers across a wide variety of advanced technology industries. The panel also featured a student representative from the High Altitude Student Payload (HASP) who helped the audience realize the potential for hands-on, advanced learning opportunities right here in Santa Clarita at College of the Canyons. Our keynote speaker offered encouragement that even the toughest obstacles can be overcome with drive, passion and hard work.
Post Your Internship Opportunity on SCVInternships.com
Many companies are now planning for their summer internship programs and there is a convenient local resource available to help match companies with potential student interns. Santa Clarita Valley Internships, powered by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC), provides resources for both students and businesses. If you’re looking for an internship or an intern in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), this is the place to be!
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.
Suburbia will Drive the Future of Technology
Your house knows when it’s time to wake you up, and does so by streaming your favorite music. You shower. You shave. You ask your intelligent personal assistant app what the weather forecast is. You get dressed and toss and umbrella into your bag (she said it would rain).
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.
5 Reasons to Set Up Your Startup in the Suburbs
Choosing a site to set up your tech startup can be a challenging task for an entrepreneur. Once you’ve outgrown your garage and need a dedicated space, you’ll need to start considering not only rent, but other expenses like parking, taxes, travel time, and cost of living.
10 Characteristics of Successful Startups
There is no single path to startup success. If such a yellow brick road existed, laid bright and obvious to entrepreneurs of all stripes, thriving in this competitive market would become as simple as stepping into a pair of ruby slippers. The best that entrepreneurs can hope for in 2017 is to learn what they can from those who've come before in a community that supports, inspires and connects, like the Santa Clarita Startup Grind, which launched in September.
Where to plant your tech startup
Starting a new business can be overwhelming - there are so many decisions to make, and one of the most important is deciding where to plant your tech startup. A year ago, the San Fernando Valley Business Journal ran an article about the Santa Clarita Valley’s (SCV) burgeoning high-tech community, dubbing us the “Silicon Suburb." In the months since then, we’ve seen a rapid increase in both startup companies and the local resources available to support them on the road to success.
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.
Five California Business Incentives You Need to Know Now!
California has so much to offer – from the beach to the mountains, deserts to farm fields, and a vast array of industries, there’s something for everyone to love. And in the area of business incentives, there are so many opportunities to take advantage of – here are just a few to explore!
J.E.M. F/X Commits to Santa Clarita with Expansion to New Facility
J.E.M. F/X, a member of Santa Clarita’s strong and rapidly growing Digital Media and Entertainment Cluster, is expanding to a new 26K SF facility. This innovative technology firm creates highly sophisticated special effects and pyrotechnics, utilizing AutoCAD and 3D rendering software.
UK-Based Aerospace Group Announces Expansion to SCV
Nasmyth Group, a world leader and global supplier of precision engineering solutions in the aerospace industry based in the United Kingdom, announced the opening of a new facility in the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV). The SCV is home to the Aerospace and Defense Coalition, which is approximately 80 companies strong. This new facility will significantly expand their footprint and ability to deliver metal surface treatments to aerospace and defense clients in SCV and the United States.
California Competes Tax Credit
Did you know about the California Competes Tax Credit? It’s an income tax credit available to businesses who want to come to, stay in, or grow in California. Through a two-phase process, businesses apply and compete for this credit during three application periods each year. It’s just one of the many business services the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) supports in the Santa Clarita Valley, another great reason to explore relocating to the SCV.
SCV is a HOT 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.
Facility Facts that Impact Your Bottom Line
Everyone is focused on improving profitability, whether by increasing sales or decreasing costs (or both!) But when looking for opportunities to improve the bottom line, businesses often neglect to evaluate the impact of their facilities. Here are five ways that your facilities can impact your bottom line:
Select LA Investment Summit 2017
On June 15th, The World Trade Center LA (WTCLA) hosted 350 attendees to the third annual Select LA Investment Summit. The event is focused on attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the region – delivering job creation and economic opportunity to the Los Angeles area. Select LA Investment Summit showcased growing industries in Los Angeles (LA) County, including bioscience, aerospace, digital media and entertainment, tech, real estate and advanced transportation, to help inform investor choices regarding projects and investment opportunities.
America’s Job Center of California - a great resource for local companies and job seekers
SCVEDC knows that finding skilled workers is one of the toughest challenges facing businesses in today’s tight labor market. That’s why training and apprenticeship programs are so important. Companies are growing their own talent, but are tapping into resources such as community colleges and the workforce development boards that are part of the public workforce system. In the past year, new apprenticeship programs for the aerospace and logistics industries are helping employees advance their skills quickly.
Airbolt Industries - Home in the Santa Clarita Valley
One of the key industry clusters in the Santa Clarita Valley is Advanced Manufacturing, with businesses involved in the production of high-value added, technical, or capital-intensive goods requiring advanced inputs and manufacturing processes choosing the SCV. Airbolt Industries Inc. is one of the businesses who have relocated to the SCV – and this is their story.
Pharmavite Makes Long Term Commitment to Santa Clarita
Pharmavite LLC, the leading manufacturer of dietary supplements for more than 45 years, has renewed its commitment to the Santa Clarita Valley by entering into two new leases! To support the operations of its growing Nature Made® brand of vitamins and mineral supplements, the company has signed a new long-term lease for a 229,000 square feet distribution and warehouse facility in the Valencia Commerce Center. It also deepened its roots in the Santa Clarita Valley by renewing the lease for its existing packaging facility located on Witherspoon Pkwy. Both leases run through 2030.
Interest in SCV Climbs as New Development Projects Near Completion
As the occupancy rate in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley reaches capacity, the search for industrial space can become a challenge. Have you checked out the Santa Clarita Valley? The Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) features nearly 30M SF of industrial and commercial facilities today, with approximately 8M SF of future land development already approved. The SCV is a terrific option for if you’re considering business relocation in Los Angeles or the San Fernando Valley.
LA Metro Commuting Incentive -- Easing the commuter burden from Antelope Valley to SCV
Conservative 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.
fDi Magazine named Santa Clarita a Small American City of the Future
fDi Magazine announced that Santa Clarita was named 4th in Foreign Direct Investment strategy among small cities in their American Cities of the Future Awards. Santa Clarita is well positioned for future growth and is attractive to foreign investors due to its economic stability and business-friendly community. Santa Clarita is a good place for foreign investors seeking long-term security and growth.
Tech Industry Thrives in the SCV
Adding to the vast range of business services already provided by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) are our efforts to establish the Santa Clarita Valley (SCV) as a thriving and expanding technology innovation hub.