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GRANT WRITING CLASSES OFFERED IN CALIFORNIA California Business Minute to Present Daylong Workshops
Starting in 2014, the experts in grant writing from the California Business Minute will begin to offer grant writing workshops across the state. The daylong workshops will provide a extensive handbook and presentation materials engaging participants on debunking myths on grant writing on how to write need statements to workplans to finding funding. E-mail Tim Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org details and to schedule a workshop in your community.
CALIFORNIA EMPLOYMENT Unemployment Drops!
See 01-28-14 Minute for Details
EXODUS OUT OF CALIFORNIA CONTINUES Texas Picks Up Schwab & Occidental Petroleum
Los Angeles- based Occidental Petroleum announced it will move its HQ to Houston and spin off its California assets into a separate company for natural gas exploration. However, the new spin off will employ 8,000. Meanwhile, San Francisco-based Charles Schwab announced it is moving 1,000 jobs to Texas.
GERMAN GROCERY STORE CHAIN TO OPEN IN CALIFORNIA
Aldi To Pick Up Where Tesco Left Off - Open Stores and Distribution Facility
The German-based grocer Aldi has announced that it will build a regional headquarters and distribution facility in Moreno Valley as it plans to open 650 new stores in the US over the next five years. Aldi is primarily located in the East Coast and Midwest. This will be their first forray into the Golden State. Company officials did not identify when or where they plan to locate stores.
CALIFORNANS PERSPECTIVE ON LABOR UNIONS
Do More Harm than Good, Changing Attitudes
A new survey by the California-based Field Poll illustrates a dramatic change in Californians opinions about labor unions and their value to the workplace specifically about public sector unions. See the 12-17-13 Minute for details. Go above to the orange colored bar, place cursor over 4thQtr13, wait for drop down menu then click on the Minute to view.
JAPAN COMPANY LOCATES NEW FACILITY Shinmei to Open in West Sacramento
The Japan-based company Shinmei announced it will open a production facility in West Sacramento. It will produce rice-based sandwich buns - a gluten free alternative. The 28,000 sq. ft. facility will be the company's first US facility. It will initially employ 100 with a potential of 500 employees.
SACRAMENTO AREA COMPANY MOVES HQ TO TEXAS Revionics Leaves for Austin
The software firm Revionics based in the Sacramento suburb of Roseville has announced it is moving its headquarters to Austin, Texas. The company identified that Austin has a lower cost of living. It is one of the the several companies that have moved to Texas since the Great Recession.
It is also joined by the Sacramento area firm Waste Connections which left in 2011.
CALIFORNIA RANKS IN TOP TEN STATES FOR BUSINESS
Area Development Magazine Rankings for 2013
California is once again in the elite top states for business according to the latest
annual ranking of the Best states for Business from Area Development magazine.
California ranked 10th in this year's ranking, returning to the list since 2011.
See all of the details at 09-17-13 Minute.
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ECONOMIC FORECASTS FOR CALIFORNIA, 2014 The Economy is in Gear, But Low Gear
The annual review of the economic forecasts by UCLA, University of
the Pacific and Chapman University are now available. Click on the