Content Authored by: Victoria Pike Bond

Inland Empire economy nears full recovery from pandemic downturn

Available labor supply likely to be among 2022’s biggest restraints on growth

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Mamma Mia! Sweden gains the most musicians during the pandemic

Musician migration rates muted during pandemic, but interesting regional trends emerge

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire Economic Forecast Conference finds near term outlook strong but long run risks loom large

Labor shortage will place upward pressure on wages in 2022

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Downtowns are still the biggest job centers in most regions

Renewed spending on leisure, entertainment bodes well for downtown businesses

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity growth outpaces U.S. GDP in latest numbers

‘Hot’ IE housing market still has room to grow

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Job recovery, housing demand, consumer demand heating up Inland Empire economy

Region is outperforming along multiple measures

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity to hit pre-pandemic levels by end of year

Weak spot: labor market lags other parts of the economy

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity poised for strong growth in 2021

Pandemic underscores essential quality of life need for arts, entertainment

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Pent up consumer demand to drive rapid economic recovery in Inland Empire

Vaccine rollout, easing of public health mandates boosts local economic outlook

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Sustained economic growth finally in sight

Vaccines to the rescue

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity rebounds

Regional employment recovered more than 54,000 jobs

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

New economic forecast is both upbeat and cautionary

The California labor market is recovering but rate of job growth has slowed

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity takes a nosedive

Pandemic highlights strain on households with children

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Pandemic driving reductions won't reduce greenhouse gas emissions much

Economists find commuting is the only driving category to remain diminished

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Resurging virus could throw burgeoning economic recovery off its rails

Across U.S., California, and Inland Empire, chance of a rapid bounce dims

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Who is and who’s not receiving pandemic-related unemployment aid in Riverside County

Non-Hispanic whites least likely to fall outside of unemployment insurance coverage

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Policymakers are short shrifting the creative economy

COVID-19 health mandates disproportionally affect arts and culture businesses

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity blown off its years-long growth run

Healthcare under pressure as pandemic exposes critical industry shortcomings

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Economic turmoil expected through second quarter of 2020

COVID-19 will deliver a blow but how bad it will be is yet to be seen

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business