Category Archives: Other State News

Nearly 4,000 San Diego jobs to come with tax credits.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — State tax incentives are scheduled to bring nearly 4,000 jobs to San Diego. San Diego-based companies received more than $19.9 million in tax credits in both the pilot round and first year of California Competes, a discretionary econ ...

Fremont ranks among nation’s top cities.

FREMONT, Calif. — When it comes to an overall great place to live, the city of Fremont is one of the best in the nation according to WalletHub.com. Personal finance site WalletHub compared the 150 most populated U.S. cities based on 30 key metrics and F ...

California added 39,800 jobs in March.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — More Californians are working compared to a year ago, according to two separate surveys. California’s unemployment rate decreased to 6.5 percent in March, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 39,800 during the month for a total g ...

California has nation’s hottest home market.

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — Eight of the nation’s 10 fastest-moving real estate markets are in California, according to a new Trulia report. San Francisco leads the nation with 74 percent of listings on Trulia vanishing in the first two months. San Jose ...

GO-Biz honored for development efforts.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With more than $60 million in targeted tax credits awarded to 85 companies, California’s economic development agency Go-Biz has been honored for its investment efforts by Business Facilities Magazine. GO-Biz serves as Californ ...

Two California metros tops in job creation nationally.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — The San Francisco and San Jose areas are two of the top job creating communities in the country, according to a new Gallup Survey. The results are based on Gallup Daily tracking conducted throughout 2014. Gallup asked working Ame ...

Small business optimism highest in years.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Even small businesses are giddy about the current economic environment, according to a new survey. According to Vistage’s quarterly CEO Confidence Index Survey, optimism among small businesses has remained higher for a longer peri ...

California leads nation in job creation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — No other state created more jobs from January 2014 to January 2015, according to recently released U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures. Texas was No. 2 with 392,000 jobs during the period but California led the way with 498,000 ...

Theranos innovates with health care technology.

PALO ALTO, Calif. — At just 19 years old, Elizabeth Holmes took a risk while a student at Stanford University that could pay huge dividends for generations to come. Holmes dropped out of Stanford to chase her dreams and funneled her tuition money into ...

California wine fueling record exports.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s said that in wine is truth, and the truth is California wineries helped push exports to their second-highest level ever in 2014. California wineries exported 90 percent of the $1.49 billion total last year – a 64-perce ...

California leads nation in tech hiring.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — California led the nation in the technology sector, creating more jobs than any other state from 2013-2014. The U.S. tech industry overall added 129,600 net jobs between 2013 and 2014, for a total of nearly 6.5 million jobs in the ...

Sacramento named one of America’s coolest cities.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The folks at Forbes.com have come up with a way to figure out the coolness of U.S. cities, and turns out Sacramento is pretty hip. Coming in at the No. 14 coolest city in America, Sacramento is among the hippest of the country’ ...

Innovation turns waste to water in Wasco.

WASCO, Calif. — Up to 350,000 gallons a day of unusable water will become cleaner thanks to a $10 million processing plant coming to Wasco. Sweetwater Tech Resources plans to take the salty, oily byproduct produced by oilfields and process it for use i ...