February 22, 1995 |
Despite increasing calls from corporate America for a better-educated, more prepared work force, a majority of Southern California employers say they will scale back training efforts this year. A survey conducted by Market Research Associates of Irvine found that 54% of 1,353 companies polled plan to spend less for worker training in 1995 than a year ago. Thirty-three percent of the respondents projected increased spending.
July 26, 1995 |
Learn from your competition, a business axiom, applies equally to Southern California and the rest of the state. Both could learn a trick or two from neighboring Phoenix and Arizona. Phoenix is glowing these days because four semiconductor plants are now a-building there--including the $1.3-billion plant, the world's largest, being erected for Intel's P6 microprocessor.
March 22, 1995 |
In an attempt to create and support home industry, Mayor Richard Riordan opens a Technology Venture Forum at the Beverly Hilton today designed to bring aspiring entrepreneurs--especially in the hot field of interactive multimedia--together with venture capital investors. Meanwhile, the SuperComm show of advanced telecommunications equipment and software continues at the Anaheim Convention Center, offering multimedia entrepreneurs access to suppliers and industrial customers.
August 5, 1994 |
The South Coast Air Quality Management District--for years the focus of angry complaints from businesses big and small--on Thursday touted the results of a three-year effort to improve the way it regulates industry in Southern California. "We think the agency is more business friendly without giving up on our environmental goals," said James M. Lents, AQMD executive officer.
February 8, 1994 |
Recruiters from dozens of other states, hoping to lure businesses away from California, were met with sparse attendance at a relocation trade show Monday. Compared with last year's show, "there aren't any people here," said Gary Cook, a real estate broker from Carson City, Nev. Behind him, in his company's booth, a sign read, "Tired of California?"
December 5, 1994 |
Beyond GATT: With many Southern California businesses eagerly looking forward to their expected expanded world trade opportunities resulting from the U.S. Congress' approval last week of the expanded General Agreement on Tariffs, a conference this week will take a more sobering look at the aftermath of the approval of the agreement. The three-day meeting beginning Friday at 9 a.m.
July 27, 1994 |
Profits at small and mid-sized businesses in Southern California are rebounding, a large accounting firm said Tuesday, as the regional economy continues to slowly improve and banks become more willing to loan entrepreneurs money. The survey by Arthur Andersen & Co. found that three-fourths of Southern California's smaller companies expect profits to rise over the next 12 months, while only 11% say their profits will fall--a more optimistic outlook than was recorded nationwide.
July 15, 1994
Beginning this weekend, Business will enhance its coverage of mutual funds and Southern California. Every Sunday, weekly mutual fund listings will include the funds' total returns over the past week, year to date, two years and five years. Also, Russ Wiles' Mutual Funds column will run Sundays instead of Mondays. Every Monday, "The Region" page will include company profiles, a preview of the week ahead and other news about Southern California business.