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SCVEDC Honors Power Brokers of 2023 in Commercial Real Estate

Congratulations to the Top 25 Power Brokers!


The Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) invests not just in growing our local businesses but attracting great companies to the region with a focus on industries that provide our residents with high-quality, high-paying jobs.


Bringing businesses to our community takes a combined effort from the SCVEDC and our partners in economic development, and of course, from the dedicated commercial real estate brokers who work tirelessly to get these businesses set up at the right location that works for them. Each year we recognize the top commercial real estate brokers active in the Santa Clarita Valley whose efforts contributed the most economic impact. This years list features many returning faces as well as some new ones!



Unlocking Success: Navigating Registered Apprenticeships for Santa Clarita Valley Businesses

Discover how apprenticeships can help businesses grow and thrive.


In the vibrant business landscape of Santa Clarita Valley (SCV), where innovation meets opportunity, investing in talent development isn't just a strategy—it's a necessity for sustainable growth. As local businesses strive to remain competitive in an ever-evolving market, embracing apprenticeship programs emerges as a powerful solution. But what exactly is an apprenticeship, and how can it revolutionize your workforce? Let's delve into the world of registered apprenticeships and explore how they can benefit your business in more ways than one. 


For businesses expanding or new ventures, whether domestic or international, setting roots in the Santa Clarita Valley, apprenticeships present an invaluable resource. As these businesses seek to establish themselves in a new environment, the need for a skilled and adaptable workforce becomes paramount. Apprenticeships offer the perfect solution, providing a structured pathway to train individuals in line with the specific needs and requirements of the business.  


The Benefits of Apprenticeships for Your Business

Discover how apprenticeships can help businesses grow and thrive.


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 local civic leadership that supports ongoing improvements to key infrastructure, our roster of fantastic companies calling the SCV home continues to grow.


Employers across the country are grappling with workforce and recruitment challenges. SCV boasts a highly educated workforce and benefits from access to workforce pipelines in neighboring markets within LA County. In addressing the workforce needs of businesses in SCV, the local community, including academic institutions and economic development organizations, are embracing opportunities for apprenticeships to harness the strength of a vibrant and diverse workforce.


Celebrating SCVEDC Team's Achievements: Dr. Jey Wagner with Team California and Ondre Seltzer with Maple Business Council

The SCVEDC is proud to celebrate the recent achievements of two of its team members: Dr. Jey Wagner (President & CEO) and Ondre Seltzer (VP, Workforce & Economic Development). Dr. Wagner's appointment to the Board of Directors for Team California highlights his dedication to the growth and retention of businesses in the Golden State. With a strong background in Foreign Direct Investment and working closely with international clients, Ondre Seltzer's addition to the Maple Business Council further strengthens the SCVEDC's commitment to fostering global relationships. These appointments reflect the SCVEDC's ongoing efforts to attract and retain businesses in the Santa Clarita Valley, showcasing the team's dedication to driving economic growth and innovation in the region.

2022 SCVEDC Annual Report

On Tuesday night Holly Schroeder, President & CEO of the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation, released the 2022 SCVEDC Annual Report to the City Council. It featured our organization's business attraction and retention, business assistance, economic information & research, and community marketing efforts.



Click here for the presentation slides, and read below for more details!

2022 Annual Report        WATCH THE VIDEO

SCVEDC Releases New Talent Recruitment Resource

The SCVEDC is happy to announce the release of our newest resource to help Santa Clarita Valley businesses succeed and grow.


The focus of economic development has expanded over the past months to include talent attraction and workforce development. In todays labor market, companies are doing everything they can to maintain their current staff, while simultaneously competing with other businesses for top talent.

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