SCV’s Growth Means More (and Better) Jobs for Residents
If you’ve driven out the 14 or 126 highways recently, you have probably noticed the amount of development and construction along those corridors. And if you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed that some people aren’t happy about that. I’d like to share why this growth is beneficial to the Santa Clarita Valley economy and the people who live here.
Have you ever stopped to consider what companies might eventually move into all that new construction? These are the businesses that help fuel our strong economy and provide a growing high-quality, high-paying jobs base. At the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, we are on the front lines working to attract and retain these companies, with a focus on the aerospace and defense, advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, information technology, and digital media and entertainment industries. And these are precisely the types of companies that are filling those new, state-of-the-art spaces, and opening up new career opportunities – especially attractive to SCV residents who want to give up hour-plus commutes and work close to home.
In fact, if you haven’t already explored our new job board, LiveWorkSCV.com, you should. These new companies along with existing businesses in SCV are posting their job opportunities (for free until 2020!), and SCV residents can create a profile and sign up for email alerts to keep up with new career opportunities as they arise.
Let’s take a closer look at the developments. On the north side of Highway 14, you can see The Center at Needham Ranch – the largest industrial development under construction in the State, and possibly the Nation with 4.2M SF of new, state-of-art industrial and commercial space when completed. With its proximity to I-5, it’s a great location for a variety of industries from advanced manufacturing to digital media and entertainment.
A bit further north in SCV on the south side of Highway 14, you can see the construction of Vista Canyon and their beautiful, new office building – a perfect place for a corporate HQ or growing tech startup. This office space is one of several under construction in SCV, eventually adding nearly 1M SF to support new and expanding businesses. When Vista Canyon is completed it will feature a new Town Center, a variety of housing options and multi-use buildings as well as single family homes. Its location near a stunning new Metrolink Station (a planned relocation of the current Via Princessa station) will surely make it an attractive location for millennials and those who want easy commuting to Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.
If we head to the other side of the valley and look on the north side of the 126, you can see construction at Gateway V with companies like Hello Bello, Bluemark, and Sunco already taking space, capped by Adept Fastener’s gorgeous new facility. Just up the street is the beautiful new Logix HQ campus, nearly completed with occupancy of 500+ employees expected in 2020. IAC Commerce Center is also located north of the 126 and has 1.3M SF of industrial space.
What does all this mean to SCV residents? More jobs right here in Santa Clarita Valley, providing new opportunities for career advancement, better work/life balance and quality of life. Don’t forget to check out LiveWorkSCV.com to discover these golden opportunities close to home.
The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) is a unique private / public partnership representing the united effort of regional industry and government leaders. SCVEDC utilizes an integrated approach to attracting, retaining and expanding a diversity of businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, especially those in key industry clusters, by offering competitive business services and other resources.