Press Coverage

March 3, 2016
by Ben van der Meer
Sacramento Business Journal

Builders have said for years that Sacramento and California as a whole weren’t building enough new housing to meet demand. A new report released Thursday is now saying the same thing — and warns of consequences for the state's economy if things don't change.

March 3, 2016
by Kevin Smith
Daily Bulletin

California boasts some of the highest wages and fastest rates of job growth in the nation but high housing costs are pushing many people out of the state, according to a trio of reports released Wednesday.

The reports from Beacon Economics in Los Angeles address “Employment by Income,” the “Current State of the California Housing Market” and “California Migration.”

March 3, 2016
by Stephanie Martin Taylor
California Report

 

January 2, 2016
by Chris Kirkham
LA Times

California's business climate has been a perpetual target of ridicule.

Out-of-state politicians and critics of the state's regulations have delighted in depicting California as an inhospitable place to do business.

The Golden State perennially ranks at the bottom of national surveys gauging business friendliness. Chief Executive magazine recently called it a "deeply troubled" state, where companies are so over-regulated that "most cannot afford to do business."

December 23, 2015
Central Valley Business Journal

California, long derided as a state with an unfriendly business climate, is getting better in some respects, according to a new survey by the non-partisan group Next 10.

The Next 10 report, prepared by Beacon Economics, rated California fifth in establishment entry rates for new businesses, fourth in job creation rates from new firm growth and fourth total net job creation. California also had the 10th highest entry rate of small businesses with one to four employees, with small firms representing 19.1 percent of new enterprises.

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