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

Agricultural pest control and energy storage startups win Riverside Angel Summit

Two Riverside startups receive over $80,000 in seed capital from Citrus Seeds

By Holly Ober | | 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

Riverside Angel Summit finalists are promising medical, agricultural, and energy startups

The four finalists were founded in Riverside County and are developing with support of the UC Riverside Office of Technology Partnerships

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

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

UC Riverside supports equitable recovery of the Inland Empire with $900,000 CARES Act EDA grant

UCR will provide technical assistance to 1,000 small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

By Holly Ober | | Business

Inaugural Riverside Angel Summit brings region together to invest in its own startups

The most promising startup as judged by Angel Investors will receive over $100,000 in investment

By UCR News | | Business

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

When restricting capital movement, don’t go it alone

When it comes to avoiding reputational costs of economic policy controls, there is safety in numbers. That’s the finding of a recent study of capital controls, or government restrictions on the cross-border movement of money and capital. The researchers assert it’s one of the most systematic studies yet of the...

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

Region is outperforming along multiple measures

By Victoria Pike Bond | | Business

UC Riverside wins grant from Southern California Energy Innovation Network

A $450,000 grant lets UCR continue helping clean energy entrepreneurs advance their ideas

By Holly Ober | | Business, Science / Technology

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