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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

Why renting can be better than owning

Purchasing a skill-based product can be self-defeating
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

Disruption makes startup investors balance caution against fear of missing out

Disruptive startups attract investors quickly but receive less money than their more conventional counterparts
By Holly Ober | | Business

Riverside named a top city for entrepreneurs

Riverside outranks the better-known entrepreneurship hotspot of San Jose
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

UCR School of Business awarded re-accreditation by distinguished AACSB international

The UCR School of Business is the premier public business research institution in Inland Southern California and provides insights and resources that impact the development of the region
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
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