August 14, 1994 |
On the factory floor of the Zenith Specialty Bag Co. in this aptly named Los Angeles suburb, men and women in hair nets and T-shirts stand at green and gray metal machines that spit out paper bags by the caseload: cookie bags, hamburger bags, French bread bags. The air is stifling and carries the piquant aroma of printer's ink. Workers wear ear protectors to ward off the din of whirring fans, clanking metal and humming electricity.
June 19, 1998 |
Los Angeles County may be the sleeping giant of the state's economic recovery. But don't tell that to officials of the roaring San Gabriel Valley. In a new report that confirms what many have suspected about this Los Angeles County subregion, researchers found that the San Gabriel Valley weathered the 1991-94 Southern California recession with no net job losses. By 1996, the report says, the area was well on its expansion mode, adding nearly 13,000 jobs that year.
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February 29, 2000
Local political leaders joined more than 100 people at a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday for the first foreign trade zone in the San Gabriel Valley, officials said. Approved by the federal government, the zone on Valley Boulevard will include a warehouse and a product showcase area. It will focus on developing trade between Asian Pacific countries and the San Gabriel Valley, which has a large Asian immigrant population.
October 14, 1999 |
Employment in the San Gabriel Valley is running at a record level this year and is expected to soar even higher next year, fueled in part by construction of new industrial facilities, particularly distribution warehouses, local economists conclude in a report to be released today.
August 22, 1993 |
If the BKK landfill is forced to close in 1995, 10 years earlier than the operator wants, it will cost San Gabriel Valley's economy hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a just-released study paid for by BKK. The Rose Institute, part of Claremont McKenna College, began the study in April after it getting a $12,500 grant from BKK to analyze the economic effects of closing the dump. The report projects the impact on the city of West Covina and the entire San Gabriel Valley economy.
September 21, 2000 |
Employment in the San Gabriel and Antelope valleys is expected to grow by at least 2% this year and next, according to two economic forecasts by local economists. By the end of 2001, the San Gabriel Valley is expected to gain 18,400 jobs, for 648,000 total. Many of the new jobs will be in the health and business services sectors, according to the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp.