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Laemmle Theater Breaks Ground in Old Town Newhall

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Laemmle Theater Breaks Ground in Old Town Newhall

Laemmle Newhall 7 celebrated its groundbreaking in Old Town Newhall yesterday. Part of the new Newhall Crossings development, the multi-screen, 500 seat, two story arthouse cinema plans to open one year from now.

Lief Organics Expands Again in SCV

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Lief Organics Expands Again in SCV

CBRE announced Lief Organics, a nutritional supplement manufacturing company, leased a nearly 112,000 square-foot, newly renovated facility in Valencia, CA for their corporate headquarters, manufacturing and distribution center.

SCV Celebrates Careers in Advanced Technology at MFG Day 2018

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SCV Celebrates Careers in Advanced Technology at MFG Day 2018

2018 marked the fourth year of collaboration between the William S. Hart School District, College of the Canyons, City of Santa Clarita, California Manufacturing Technology Consultants (CMTC) and our own SCVEDC to deliver a Manufacturing Day experience in SCV, this year in a new format that was exceptionally well received by close to 900 middle school and high school students. Stream Kids Expo became a new partner and driver of Manufacturing Day, with events spanning both Thursday evening, Oct. 4th, and Friday Oct. 5th.

New Commuter Bus from Antelope Valley to SCV Industrial Center

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New Commuter Bus from Antelope Valley to SCV Industrial Center

On September 25, 2018, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) Board of Directors approved the agency's New Employment Center Commuter Services, creating three new bus routes that will provide service to some of the North County's largest employers in the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita. The new commuter services, to be implemented within the next 90 calendar days, will create Route 788 servicing manufacturers in the Santa Clarita area with two additional routes servicing companies in the Antelope Valley. The goal is to encourage Antelope Valley-based workers to make the positive change to using public transit as a means of getting to work.

Avita Medical Receives FDA Approval

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AVITA Medical Receives FDA Approval for Spray-on Burn Treatment

Avita Medical's ReCell, a regenerative skin-cell solution, is the first treatment of its kind approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for growing back skin on burn victims. Avita Medical is a global regenerative medicine company with its US Headquarters in the Santa Clarita Valley. 

Manufacturing Jobs Continue to Evolve

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Manufacturing Jobs Continue to Evolve

Over the last decade or two across the industry with the rise in automation, a misconception has grown around the direction manufacturing jobs are headed. While it’s true that the days of building products manually are just about dead, manufacturing jobs themselves are far from it.

The History and Evolution of Aerospace Manufacturing

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The History and Evolution of Aerospace Manufacturing

When it comes to the manufacturing industry, it’s impossible to ignore the aerospace cluster which employs more than 350,000 people in California alone. In fact, for the first time in over a decade, more jobs in the industry are flowing into the United States rather than to foreign countries. We’ve come a long way from the wooden aircrafts of the early 20th century flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright, however, so let’s look at how aerospace manufacturing has evolved since the first flight in 1903.

Protecting Your Business from the Outside-In

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Protecting Your Business from the Outside-In

When running a business, your responsibilities can seem endless. From managing employees to keeping production running smoothly, approving budgets to handling client contact, the last thing you want to worry about is an IT breach or security nightmare. And if you happen to work in an area where natural disasters are a regular occurrence, the threat of losing entire systems and databases is just as imminent as a cybersecurity risk.

Save the Date - Defense Supply Chain Business Resource Event

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Save the Date - Defense Supply Chain Business Resource Event on October 25

Are you looking to grow and diversify your business? On October 25, businesses in Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and surrounding areas will have the unique opportunity to meet resource partners at the Northern Los Angeles County Defense Supply Chain Business Resource Event. All businesses interested or already participating in government contracting are welcome. Defense contractors or subcontractors are especially encouraged to attend.

Learn About Careers in Advanced Technology at SCV's National Manufacturing Day

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Learn About Careers in Advanced Technology at SCV's National Manufacturing Day

SCVEDC is excited to be once again co-sponsoring National Manufacturing Day. This year's celebration kicks off with a speaker panel and displays on careers in advanced technologies on Thursday, October 4 from 6 – 8 pm at the College of the Canyons (COC). This event, open to the general public, reveals the lucrative and rewarding potential of careers in design, engineering, fabrication, and more and features several SCV companies. Admission and parking are free, but reserve seats HERE

Dyamic Solutions to Meet Growing Tech Needs in Manufacturing

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Dynamic Solutions to Meet Growing Technology Needs

With more and more competition cropping up in the technology sphere, businesses are no longer content to specialize in just one service. In order to keep up with clients’ demands, they are adopting a more generalized approach that spans across different phases and aspects of a project, rather than providing solutions for just one step. This diversity allows companies to continue enjoying economic stability even when one of their products or services experiences a downturn, as well as capitalize on the long-term nature of their various offerings.

Behind the Behind-the-Scenes

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Behind the Behind-the-Scenes

If you’ve ever been to a theme park, 4D show, concert, trade show, or even a museum, chances are you’ve seen some form of visual and special effects. But even after experiencing them, you probably have no idea how much actually goes into the production behind the scenes beyond CGI and other digital effects.

Dream Team Beaute, Inc. Signs Deal to Relocate to SCV

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Dream Team Beaute, Inc. Signs Deal to Relocate to SCV

Sun Valley based Dream Team Beaute, founded in 2014 by Kimberly Clark and Esme Mancia, is relocating their operations to the Santa Clarita Valley. Acquired last summer by Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories, Dream Team is a high-speed, innovative company that manufactures some of today’s most popular and award-winning cosmetic product lines. Their forward-thinking ideas and concepts can be seen throughout the pages of most major fashion publications, earning the respect of peers throughout the beauty and cosmetic professions.

Crissair Honored by Lockheed Martin

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Crissair Honored by Lockheed Martin

Santa Clarita Valley-based Crissair was recognized today by Lockheed Martin as one of their elite suppliers for the F-35 jet. This prestigious honor is given to fewer than 1% of suppliers.

Evolution Through Innovation - Remo Drum

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Evolution Through Innovation

It’s almost impossible to imagine how businesses operated 10, 20, 30+ years ago without any of the everyday technology we’ve become accustomed to. Imagine the manufacturing industry without automation and computers. The same process that currently takes a few hours probably took a couple days.

Recent Advancements in Medical Technology

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Recent Advancements in Medical Technology

Over the past two decades we’ve seen quite the revolution in terms of medical devices and manufacturing, but perhaps the most interesting part is actually the technology driving the healthcare industry today. Considering that just one hundred short years ago a simple cold could mean a death sentence, the advances from just the last decade are almost unfathomable.

Technology in Medical Manufacturing

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Technology in Medical Manufacturing

Advances in medical device manufacturing have transformed not only what procedures we can perform safely, but also how we perform them. And while this is hardly a revelation, it’s never been at a more exciting place than it is today. The United States is currently responsible for 40% of the global medical device market and nearly 2 million jobs, with exports exceeding $41 billion in 2017 alone.

Minimum Wage Increases a Hot Topic at SCV Forum

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Minimum Wage Increases a Hot Topic at SCV Forum

Business leaders and HR professionals from a wide diversity of industry sectors gathered this week for a Minimum Wage Forum sponsored by Poole and Shaffery, LLP and hosted by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) at College of the Canyons.

California Reauthorizes CA Competes Tax Credit for 2018-2019

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California Reauthorizes CA Competes Tax Credit for 2018-2019

Have you heard about the California Competes Tax Credit?  It’s an income tax credit supporting growth of high quality jobs in California, available to businesses who want to come to, stay in, or grow in our state. 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. 

The Making of a Race Car - Innovations in Manufacturing

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The Making of a Race Car – Innovations in Manufacturing

At first glance, the modern race car doesn’t appear to have undergone many changes over the past couple decades, other than perhaps a fancier paint job and different sponsors plastered across the body. But take a step further into the world of race car manufacturing, and it’s clear that not only is the technology advancing, it’s setting some of the trends.

SCV-Based Mechanix Wear is Expanding to New Facility

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SCV-Based Mechanix Wear is Expanding to New Facility

CBRE announced that premier protective glove manufacturer Mechanix Wear, Inc. leased 93,735 square feet of space at IAC Commerce Center in Valencia. CBRE’s Craig Peters and Doug Sonderegger represented the landlord IAC Properties in this transaction. 

Nourishing Your Body - Sourcing and Manufacturing Quality Supplements

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Nourishing Your Body – Sourcing and Manufacturing Quality Supplements

Nutrition isn’t probably what comes to mind when you hear the words “Advanced Manufacturing,” but it fits the bill when it comes to sourcing and creating dietary supplements, particularly in adhering to strict FDA regulations. Several manufacturers behind American health and wellness brands call SCV home and conduct research and development for their own brands (as well as aspiring ones) right in our own backyard!

More Lights, Camera, Action in Santa Clarita

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More Lights, Camera, Action in Santa Clarita

The City of Santa Clarita saw an increase in on-location filming in Fiscal Year 2017-2018 (July 2017 to June 2018), with the Film Office recording 560 film permits and 1377 film days, which generated an estimated $33.1 million in economic impact to the local community. This represents a 2.8 percent increase in permits, an 8.9 percent increase in film days and a 9.8 percent increase to the estimated economic impact when compared to Fiscal Year 2016-2017.

2018's Top 3 Trends in 3D Printing

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2018’s Top 3 Trends in 3D Printing

Just a few short years ago, the topic of 3D printing seemed confined to engineers and scientists. Today, it’s becoming a household term as one breakthrough after another makes headlines and brings the technology one step closer to widespread availability and new applications.

Made in SCV - Paving the Way for American Manufacturing

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Made in SCV – Paving the Way for American Manufacturing

When you think "Advanced Manufacturing," Santa Clarita Valley probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. But with nearly 30 million ft of industrial and commercial property in use, and another 2 million under construction since 2015, it's clear the industry has found a home in our great valley. And who could blame them?

Logix FCU Recognized as Best In-State Credit Union

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Logix FCU Recognized as Best In-State Credit Untion

In an article published by Forbes and Statista, a market research firm, Logix Federal Credit Union was ranked number one on their list of Best In-State Credit Unions. They even outranked the top-rated bank in California. When you look at the numbers, it’s easy to see why; Logix has grown its membership by more than 70,000 people since 2011 and has nearly $5.7 billion in assets. Logix plans to relocate to a new state-of-the-art headquarters in the Santa Clarita Valley next year. 

SCVEDC is Your One-Stop Resource

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SCVEDC is Your One-Stop Resource

We’re halfway through 2018 already!  Business Assistance services continues build and we’re meeting more and more of the companies in our valley, supporting jobs growth and helping our local economy flourish. In fact, we’ve already held 60 meetings with local companies and completed close to 100 assistance requests.


The Future is Now - Technology at the Intersection of Media and Marketing

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The Future is Now – Technology at the Intersection of Media and Marketing

There’s no denying that our current society is dominated by technology. Go anywhere – the gym, the grocery store, even the park – and you’ll see countless people looking down at the screens in their hands. Even restaurants cater to the addiction, with many sporting free Wi-Fi and televisions in prominent places for their patrons to encourage them to stay longer and consume more.

The State of eSports in LA (and Why You Need to Pay Attention)

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The State of eSports in LA (and Why You Need to Pay Attention)

Each year, video game players across the globe compete in tournaments for prize money that tops the salaries of many professional football players.

This Time, It's Personal - 5 Digital Trends Shaping 2018

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This Time, It's Personal – 5 Digital Trends Shaping 2018

If Alexa is reading this blog post to you, you already know 2018 has seen a big shift in how businesses and consumers interact with the internet.

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