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Richard Photo Lab Grows Again in the Santa Clarita Valley

Richard Photo Lab Grows Again in the Santa Clarita Valley

For the past 50 years, Richard Photo Lab has been a top source for film processing and printing. In a world where much of film photography has been overtaken by digital technologies, Richard is one of the few labs that remain that cater to devotees of analog film. However, that doesn’t mean that Richard’s processes are stuck in the past. In fact, quite a lot of effort and engineering has gone into streamlining and modernizing their film development and print fulfillment.

Trust and Transparency: The Future of Innovation

Trust and Transparency: The Future of Innovation

In a world where technology evolves on an almost daily basis and it can be challenging to decipher between what is real and what isn’t, the growing demand for transparency is greater than ever. For companies whose main business is technology, it is becoming more evident that the only way to fuel future success is to build trust with consumers through open communication and information sharing.

California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Now Open

California Competes Tax Credit Application Period Now Open

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.

 

New Job Skills Training Courses Offered in SCV

New Job Skills Training Courses Offered In SCV

Santa Clarita, CA – The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation is partnering with College of the Canyons and AMS Fulfillment to offer no-cost and low-cost job skills training courses in the Valencia Commerce Center. These courses are funded by a grant from Wells Fargo.

Elite Media Technologies Finds a New Home in SCV

Elite Media Technologies, a post production company founded in 2010, relocated to the Santa Clarita Valley from Burbank, CA in early 2019. They decided to make the move in part due to water damage at their existing facility, but also because they were quickly outgrowing their space.

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Podcast Update: Landscape Development, Inc and Simplify Optics

Podcast Update: Landscape Development, Inc and Simplify Optics

 

SCV Means Business is back with new episodes featuring two companies on different ends of the spectrum here in Santa Clarita. Our CEO Holly Schroeder first chats with the CEO of Landscape Development, Inc about bouncing back after the recession and lessons they’ve learned after over 25 years in business. Next, Holly speaks with the owners of Simplify Optics, about why they chose SCV as a home base when they started their lab just over four years ago.

Lights, Camera, Action! 4 Reasons Why Santa Clarita Valley IS Hollywood North

Lights, Camera, Action! 4 Reasons Why Santa Clarita Valley IS Hollywood North

Quick question: Where do all your favorite movies come from?

Hollywood, obviously. Right? For decades, the town had a virtual monopoly on big-budget studio pictures to the point where the name has become synonymous with the entertainment industry.

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SCV Again Hosts Amgen Tour of California

SCV Again Hosts Amgen Tour of California

 

As America’s most successful cycling race, the Amgen Tour of California is one of the nation’s largest and most recognized annual sporting events. Throughout seven stages over seven days, the world’s elite cyclists will contest more than 750 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines from Sacramento to Pasadena. The Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) brings the drama and excitement of professional cycling to California for the 14th consecutive year in 2019 from May 12-18. In 2019, Santa Clarita will return as a host city, bringing the total of stages hosted in Santa Clarita to 14 – the most stages in race history!

California Hosts National Manufacturing Asset Conference

California Hosts National Manufacturing Asset Conference

 

 

This week SCVEDC joined forces with TeamCA, a private, non-profit that markets communities across the state, as part of the Host Committee for the Industrial Asset Management Council's (IAMC) Spring Forum in Santa Barbara, CA. IAMC, the leading industrial and manufacturing real estate trade association, holds bi-annual conferences to gather national leaders in site selection, manufacturing, and economic development for relationship building, professional development, industry strategies and best practices.

3 Ways High-Tech Healthcare is Making an Impact

3 Ways High-Tech Healthcare is Making an Impact

 

It’s probably no surprise to you that growth in technology over the past few decades has had a significant impact on medicine. Beyond your doctor carrying a laptop to each appointment and improved devices, we’re seeing healthcare evolve to use AI and robots, as well as nanotechnology and VR to improve patient care.

Smart Growth Checklist for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

A Smart Growth Checklist for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

 

Congratulations! After months, or maybe years, of hard work, your business is continuing to spread its wings and is ready to leave the proverbial nest.

Podcast Update: Logix, SCV Locations, and CalArts

Podcast Update: Logix, SCV Locations, and CalArts

SCV Means Business Podcast is back with three new episodes, as our president Holly Schroeder speaks with community leaders about matters that affect business in the SCV. This time we’re talking handling leadership transitions, managing location requests for the film industry, and the ripple effect the arts have on economic development.

SCVEDC Hosts Annual Economic Outlook Forecast

SCVEDC Hosts Annual Economic Outlook Forecast

Even though economist Dr. Mark Schniepp of California Economic Forecast said to expect a “boring economy” in 2019, SCVEDC’s annual Economic Outlook was anything but. With tickets selling out nearly five weeks before the event date, Holly Schroeder, President & CEO of SCVEDC gave a warm welcome to over 400 attendees that crowded into the ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Valencia. 

Santa Clarita Valley Keeps Winning

The Santa Clarita Valley Keeps Winning

The Santa Clarita Valley has been in the news quite a lot lately -- and for good reason. Those of us who call the SCV home already know it's a great place to live and work, but others are taking notice as well. 

The Ripple Effect: New Development = Job Creation

The Ripple Effect: New Development = Job Creation

Pretend for a moment you want to build a new house. What do you need?

Raw materials, certainly. Foundation, wood, brick, glass, etc. You’ll need labor, too. Someone has to design the place, transport your raw materials, and assemble them into something that won’t tip over when the big bad wolf comes around.

SCV Means Business: Neotech and Technifex

SCV Means Business: Neotech and Technifex

Among the various industry clusters that call the SCV home, most businesses agree that moving or starting here has helped them in some central way that they can’t ignore. This month we spoke with two companies who are not only pushing boundaries in their respective industries, but also found a home in Santa Clarita to serve their needs.

Workplace Education is the Future

Workplace Education is the Future

With the constantly evolution across multiple industries and even within individual jobs, it’s no surprise that learning new skills is becoming both a requirement and expectation. It’s no longer enough to “go back to school;” instead, learning has become a continuous process the workforce is expected to integrate into daily operations to keep up with a company's growing needs.

SCVEDC is Here to Help Your Company GROW in 2019

SCVEDC is Here to Help your Company GROW in 2019

A major function of our work at the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) is to monitor the diverse issues facing businesses in our region and provide support to companies as they work through these issues. This is accomplished in a variety of ways through our business assistance program, our business attraction efforts, and our partnerships with our Board, COC, the City of Santa Clarita and the County of Los Angeles to name a few.

SCV Means Business Podcast Update - Innovative SCV Startups & Mission Valley Bank

SCV Means Business Podcast Update– Innovative SCV Startups & Mission Valley Bank

Among the diverse companies that make up the SCV economy, there are a few that are providing innovative solutions to current and future industry needs. Many of these businesses are highlighted on the new website Innovate SCV, a partnership we are proud to participate in, fueling entrepreneurial endeavors in Santa Clarita with an award-winning business incubator program and a massive network of support and resources.

Eight SCV compaines make the SFVBJ's list of fastest growing private companies

Eight SCV Companies make the San Fernando Valley Business Journals list of fastest growing private companies

The San Fernando Valley Business Journal recently recognized Los Angeles County’s fastest growing companies and eight Santa Clarita Valley Companies made the list.

SCV Means Business - AMS Fulfillment & Princess Cruises

SCV Means Business – AMS Fulfillment and Princess Cruises

The Santa Clarita Valley is home to businesses across a number of diverse industries, many of which chose this location to address a few common needs that arise for any growing company. Two such companies, AMS Fulfillment and Princess Cruises, chose the SCV because they found the resources they needed to thrive in this area that weren’t available elsewhere. In October, SCVEDC President Holly Schroeder sat down with leaders from both companies to discuss what makes SCV a great location for business.

Current Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

Current Trends in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

 

Although modern air travel as we know it has not changed much over the past 50 years or so, the aerospace and defense industry has been quite the opposite. Companies in the sector are proving time and again that they aren’t afraid to incorporate new technology and concepts into their products, which are finally beginning to carry over into commercial aircraft as well. Here are four trends to be on the lookout for in the near future:

 

Laemmle Theater Breaks Ground in Old Town Newhall

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.

Avita Medical Receives FDA Approval

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

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.

 

Protecting Your Business from the Outside-In

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.

Dynamic Solutions to Meet Growing Tech Needs in Manufacturing

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.

Recent Advancements in Medical Technology

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

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

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.

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