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Business size matters when it comes to economic growth

New analysis finds small businesses are powering establishment growth, but medium and large firms contribute more to job gains
By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

What's behind Southern California's housing crunch?

Local land use decisions and opposition cause the region to lag behind, especially in affordable housing
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire wage growth continues in tight labor market

The regions's home affordability helps local labor force expand
By Holly Ober | | Business

Trade disputes have little effect on Inland Empire economy

The region’s economy continues to grow despite ongoing trade disputes that many feared would inhibit the logistics industry
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire economic gains will continue in 2019

Worker scarcity driving wage increases; Inland Empire affordability advantage will help buffer region from slowdown in Southern California home sales
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire tech industry should focus on local strengths

Growth efforts should link to logisitics, agriculture, and green tech
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire construction jobs and building activity increase

The latest Inland Empire Business Activity Index shows business activity in the region continuing its upward climb with the local construction industry making key contributions
By Holly Ober | | Business

Economic Forecast Conference delivers good news

A decade after the recession of 2008, the region is home to the fastest job growth in Southern California and is the most improved among the major surrounding metro areas
By Holly Ober | | Business

Business activity in the Inland Empire expands again

Trade activity strong to date but future outlook cloudy
By Holly Ober | | Business

Worker scarcity, rising home prices push up against an economy in growth mode

Building and construction spending, permitting rises as home demand intensifies
By Holly Ober | | Business

Will 2018 be a ‘sweet spot’ in the Inland Empire’s housing market cycle?

At the 10-year anniversary of the Great Recession a new analysis looks at where the market has been and where it’s headed next
By Holly Ober | | Business

Business activity in the Inland Empire growing at a steady clip

UCR School of Business report suggests eventually growth will be constrained by labor shortages caused by the state’s high cost of living
By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire economy to expand further in 2018

Latest data show IE home prices are fastest growing in Southern California
By Sarah Nightingale | | Business

Inland Empire business activity continues upward climb

UCR School of Business report also forecasts limits to future growth due to a tightening labor market in the region and beyond
By Sarah Nightingale | | Business