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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

UCR joins Big Brothers Big Sisters in new virtual mentoring program

Born from the pandemic, College Bigs, will count on nearly 150 UCR students to work with local high school mentees.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Study disrupts venture capitalist assumptions about tax benefits of corporations

Startups backed by venture capital pay more taxes when organized as corporations versus LLCs

By Holly Ober | | Business

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

Region is outperforming along multiple measures

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Effective messaging for crowdfunding campaigns

Research shows which types of updates and comments keep donations flowing

By Holly Ober | | 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

‘Closure’ for 2020 and 2021 graduates

Nearly 4,500 students participated in modified in-person commencement ceremonies.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

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

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

Should companies let employees choose their tasks?

The tactic can be useful with very skilled employees and independent projects

By Holly Ober | | Business

Lonely? These odd rituals can help

Personal rituals around everyday tasks ease loneliness

By Holly Ober | | 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

Cruise buyers’ counterintuitive response to prices could help the industry rebound post-pandemic

The post-pandemic cruise industry should plan ticket sales to attract loyalists, who book early in advance and are less price sensitive

By Holly Ober | | 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

Trust the power of markets

People trust decisions made by groups, but information markets are more accurate

By Holly Ober | | Business

Agile organizations should look to knowledge, not tasks

Employees with diverse skills, knowledge, and goals will design their work better from the get-go

By Holly Ober | | Business