California’s creative economy bounces back but expands unevenly

New analysis tracks performance of state’s creative industries before, during, and after covid, revealing longer term direction

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire business activity headed for moderate growth

Labor shortages will be region’s key restraint on economic growth

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Inland Empire has more jobs now than it lost during pandemic

Local wages are not rising enough to keep up with inflation

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

Mass customization can make fashion more sustainable if customers are willing to wait for it

High fees for disposal and recycling can boost the sustainable effect under some circumstances

By Holly Ober | | Business

Surveys with repetitive questions yield bad data, study finds

“In as few as six or eight questions, people are already answering in such a way that you’re worse off if you’re trying to predict real-world behavior”

By Holly Ober | | Business

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

University sets new enrollment record for fall 2021

UC Riverside has released its enrollment numbers for fall 2021, showing a record student population of 26,847. That represent a 1.6% increase from fall 2020, when 26,434 total undergraduate and graduate students were enrolled. The student population includes 40.8% low-income students and 54.7% first-generation students. Forty-one percent of students are...

By UCR News | | University

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