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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

Why multifamily housing is expensive to build in Los Angeles

Report calls for policymakers to enact zoning and other reforms

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire helps drive California’s economic expansion

The region has a higher share of job growth than the nation, California as a whole, and neighboring Southern California metros

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity outpacing U.S. GDP growth

Local manufacturing industry remains a key growth sector

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Housing scarcity: the Inland Empire’s natural barrier to economic growth

UCR’s Center for Economic Forecasting says the region’s housing problem is a land use issue solvable at the local level

By Holly Ober | | Business

Governor’s initiative misunderstands inland California’s economies

‘Regions Rise Together’ comparison to coastal regions may distort policy direction

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

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

Inland Empire business activity jumps following first quarter slowdown

New analysis reveals region’s most and least competitive industries

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire wage gains continue

Wage growth still trails state but fuels impressive jumps in local taxable sales

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

How to improve corporate social and environmental responsibility

Targeted violation reports are more likely to encourage vertical integration and reward “good” firms

By Holly Ober | | Business

Inland Empire outpacing California in business establishment growth

Region has more than offset establishment losses from the ‘Great Recession’

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Conspicuous slowdown in business activity hits Inland Empire

Region’s job growth underperforms state for first time since 2012

By Holly Ober | | 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

Collective nostalgia makes people prefer domestic products

New study could help countries bolster domestic industries without resorting to tariffs or international trade re-negotiations

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

Payless stunt shows how expectation guides experience

Sometimes quality is in the eye of the beholder

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

Retailers can manipulate consumer regret to beat competitors

Offering an everyday low price might not be the best strategy for retailers facing the threat of new competitors in their market

By Holly Ober | | Business